Trimble introduces its Irrigate-IQ optimal flow variable rate irrigation (VRI) solution which allows farmers to perform VRI on center pivot irrigation systems with standard pumping equipment or limited well capacity.
As a result, farmers unable to use VRI in the past due to pumping equipment constraints can now apply the right amount of water in the right place to improve yields.
This is especially valuable in regions with water restrictions or limited water resources.
Farmers with center pivots use VRI to apply different amounts of water on individual areas to ensure the right amount of water based on field properties and crop requirements.
Typically, farmers with standard pumping equipment, who do not have a variable frequency drive or variable speed drive on the pump, cannot perform VRI on center pivot irrigation systems without over pressurizing the pivot and risking damage to equipment.
With Trimble’s Irrigate-IQ optimal flow VRI, farmers can ensure the pressure is regulated across the pivot when applying a variable amount of water. Farmers can fully optimize water applications and prevent over- and under-watering, which in the end can lead to higher crop quality and yield.