When it comes to defining the core value of precision ag technology, farmers often cite both the professional and personal payback. The benefits range from the practical – such as solving equipment compatibility headaches and improving crop consistency with repeatable guidance – to the intangible advantages of reducing stress and maximizing time.
To better understand what stood out for precision agriculture in 2022 and to find out what trends we should be watching for in 2023, we interviewed three Trimble leaders. Continue reading to learn more about their reflections and predictions for the future!
Farming is a community and we are often made stronger through our experiences spent together. That’s why it was so exciting to return to live events in 2022! Learn what was on farmers' minds when they visited tradeshows this past year and some of the solutions that were on display.
Too much or not enough. When it comes to water, those tend to be the primary motivations for implementing smarter management strategies. It’s important, though, to prioritize long-term sustainability over a short-term fix and find the right solutions for your operation. Water is an increasingly valuable resource, and regardless of availability, managing it properly today will lead to recurring benefits.
In honor of World Food Day on October 16, Trimble donated $100,000 to World Food Program USA to support relief efforts as humanitarian crises across the globe continue to unfold, leaving entire populations hungry. World Food Program USA, the U.S. partner of the United Nations World Food Programme, mobilizes American policymakers, businesses and individuals to advance the global movement to end hunger.
Ohio State University student Raegan Feldner shares insights from the 2022 Women in Agribusiness Summit, held in October 2022.
Trimble (NASDAQ:TRMB) introduced its next-generation displays for precision agriculture applications—the Trimble® GFX-1060™ and GFX-1260™ displays. Trimble’s portfolio of innovative displays enables farmers to complete in-field operations quickly and efficiently while also mapping and monitoring field information in real time with precision. With a range of functionality and price points, farmers can select the guidance solution that best fits their farming needs.
Autonomy is an invaluable tool that helps solve or simplify operational challenges and allows you to operate in a more productive – and profitable – manner.
There’s no doubt that inputs have a big impact on farm profits. While you can’t always control crop prices, you can decrease variable input costs with the help of precision ag technology. But how much can you really save?
With a significant background rich in ag experience, Chambers has dedicated his life’s work to agtech, precision ag, and water technology at startups and major corporations alike. He brings a global viewpoint from working on farms in 93 countries, having experience in everything from bioscience to water management, pest control, and currently, automation.
Trimble leader Patricia Boothe sheds light on how farmers are using autonomous solutions – and where the future of ag is headed.
As farmers, we can’t control everything, but we can always make improvements. Short of being able to dial in the perfect temperature or annual rainfall amount, precision ag technology is one of the best ways to get the results – and peace of mind – we’re after.
The recipe for crop success is fundamentally simple: seed, soil, water, food, and sun. But that’s the simple part. As they say, the devil is in the details. There’s not much we can do to make the sun and weather patterns cooperate, but operators have a host of information at their fingertips to make the right decisions for maximum yield.
The question remains, what should you look for in your steering system? This depends on the size and scope of the agricultural business, but there are also some general features and qualities that should be included in all systems. There are three things to consider in your steering system: how they work, the benefits, and the type that will maximize the return on investment for your farm.
Precision agriculture has offered real farmers real solutions since the 1980s. Each generation of precision agriculture offers new innovations, improved technology, and an enhanced user experience. The TMX-2050 display simplifies guidance and steering while accurately monitoring and mapping fields in real-time.
Farmers always keep an eye on their bottom line. But recent inflationary pressures, increasing commodity prices, economic instability, and even global supply chain issues are making this an even bigger priority in 2022. One of the ways to save money in an operation is by getting a handle on your farm inputs.
To ensure a successful planting season, preparation is key. The ideal season is one where operations run efficiently, waste is minimal, and farm profitability is maximized. Precision farming technology can help in all these areas to make your life easier and your farming operation run more smoothly.
Trimble Inc. is excited to announce a collaborative partnership with HORSCH, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of modern agricultural technology, that will focus on autonomy in agriculture. The partnership will be centered on developing solutions, including autonomous machines and workflows, which speaks to many exciting developments to come.
Farmers have been playing a perpetual game of tug of war in every field since the dawn of agriculture: keeping crops growing while stopping weeds from taking over. Unfortunately, weeds continue to put up a good fight against herbicides, and some are incredibly resistant against any attempt to control them. To get a true advantage, it comes down to optimizing your weed control approach, both through inputs and application techniques.
Planting, seeding, spraying, or spreading – one thing all these tasks have in common is the critical need to manage inputs to get the most out of the resources being used. Overapplication can compromise crop growth and cut into your profits. Underapplication can also be an issue, especially in areas that need fertilizers or chemical applications to encourage top growth and yields. Application accuracy is an area of farming that can’t rely on guesswork and intuition, and fortunately, it no longer has to.