Field IQ™ Crop Input Control

Input Control Systems: managing inputs to maximise outputs

Field IQ™ Crop Input Control


In order to get the most out of every square inch of field, a full range of crop management solutions are available. Variable rate and section control enable you to maximise yields and reduce costly over and underlaps. Yield monitoring, available on combine and forage harvesters means you can see just how productive your fields are, and when combined with PLM software, you can counteract areas of lower yields. Advanced moisture monitoring technology enables the precise amount of additive application when foraging, baling or combining, and it also enables you to precisely calculate drying costs.

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Variable Rate & Section Control

A range of Crop Input Control systems are available to guarantee precision application of fertilisers, sprays and seeds, amongst other inputs, to ensure uniform coverage eliminating costly under and overlaps. The system is fully compatible with PLM® Software and application maps can be uploaded for tailored coverage.

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The Field-IQ crop input control system is a variable rate and section control system that runs on FM-750 or FM-1000 monitors. It prevents seed and fertiliser overlap, controls the rate of material application and monitors seed delivery. Field-IQ™ automatic section control is able to control up to 48 individual rows, eliminating waste and double application of inputs by automatically shutting off rows or sections in areas which have already been covered, or do not require application.

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Section Control automatically shuts off rows or sections, eliminating double application of seed and fertiliser. It uses the tractor’s GPS system to automatically turn on and off individual planter sections in areas that have already been covered, or at headland turns, point rows, waterways or terraces. Double planting of rows is avoided, enhancing yields and eliminating waste.

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Vary application rates using prescription maps to better manage field variability. Variability in fields can be influenced by factors such as soil properties, topography, cropping history and field use. GPS position is communicated to the rate controller as the application equipment moves across different zones in the field, enabling it to vary application rates by zone. Rather than just applying a constant seed rate you can apply higher seed populations in well irrigated or highly fertile areas to maximize yield performance and use a lower application rate in less fertile areas or areas with poor irrigation. Also you can tailor chemical and fertiliser application in areas as required, lowering input cost and further enhancing yields.

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Autopilot™, Autosense™, CenterPoint™, EZ-Guide®, EZ-Steer™, EZ-Remote™, EZ-Pilot™ , Field-IQ™, OnPath®, TrueTracker™, TrueGuide™,T2™ and T3™ are trademarks of Trimble® Navigation Limited registered in the United States Patent and Trademark Office and other countries.

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