Section Control Savings Calculator

Trimble Agriculture section control solutions allow you to turn specific segments of your implements on and off as needed to eliminate lost yield due to skipped and double covered areas. Whether that is when you are planting once or twice a year, or one of the many times you run your sprayer over your crops, section control pays for itself quickly with reduced input costs and increased yield.

This Section Control Savings Calculator takes important agronomic and equipment factors into consideration to provide an estimate of the amount of savings you will see by adding this technology to your equipment. By providing your average yield and commodity price, we can calculate yield loss due to overplanting or overspraying. With seed populations, seeds per bag and price per bag of seed, we can calculate your savings from reduced input costs.

Add it all together and you have a solution that makes a lot of sense for any growing operation. See for yourself!

 
Please note that this is only an estimated savings calculator considering the most common saving scenarios for implementing section control. Actual savings seen may vary. Please contact your local dealer for more detailed information.

  • Planting
  • Spraying

Planting

 

Planting Calculator

  • For the field and crop you have in mind, how many seeds do you plant per acre?
  • How many seeds are in one bag? (US standards: corn - 80,000, soy - 140,000)
  • What is your average yield for the field and crop you have in mind?
  • For the crop you have in mind, what is the current commodity unit price or the estimated commodity price when you sell?
  • When planting into the headlands, areas that are double planted suffer a yield loss. Select the value you think is a fair estimate for the percent of yield lost in these areas.
  • What is the row spacing for your planter?
  • How many rows are on your planter?
  • How many sections of your planter would you like to control? Select "'Row by Row" if you would want to control each row individually.
  • Pick the field that best represents the kind of fields you farm.

Spraying

 

Spraying Calculator

  • How wide is the boom for the application?
  • How many sections of your sprayer would you like to independently control?
  • Pick the field that best represents the kind of fields you farm.
First Field Application
  • How much does product cost per gallon?
  • When using this product, what is your application rate for the field before diluting it with water?
  • Second Field Application
    • How much does product cost per gallon?
    • When using this product, what is your application rate for the field before diluting it with water?
  • Third Field Application
    • How much does product cost per gallon?
    • When using this product, what is your application rate for the field before diluting it with water?