SUNNYVALE, CA /PRNewswire/ -- Trimble (NASDAQ: TRMB) introduced today a new feature of the Connected Farm app which automatically calculates the recommended nitrogen rates for crop readings taken by the GreenSeeker handheld crop sensor, an easy-to-use measurement device designed to assess the health of a crop.
The Connected Farm app allows farmers to conduct scouting and mapping activities from their smartphones and tablets. The new feature provides an easier and more efficient process for recording crop readings and determining application rates using the GreenSeeker handheld crop sensor.
Farmers using the GreenSeeker handheld can now enter their crop readings into the Connected Farm app, which will calculate the recommended nitrogen rate from each reading and geo-reference the location. Logged data is sent to www.connectedfarm.com so users can view their information online.
"Our goal is to make it easier and more efficient for farmers to do their increasingly complex jobs," said Ian Harley, business area director for Trimble's Agriculture Division. "Recently, we introduced the GreenSeeker handheld to help farmers make more efficient use of fertilizer. Now we've made it even easier for farmers by automating the application rate calculations and location tracking through the Connected Farm app. The result is added convenience and efficiency and that's what farmers are looking for."
The new Connected Farm app feature is expected to be available in January 2013 for both Apple and Android smartphones and tablets. More information on the GreenSeeker handheld is available online.
The Connected Farm app is part of Trimble's Connected Farm solution, an integrated operations management solution that provides information exchange across the entire farm. Connected Farm provides wireless data transfer between the office and field, vehicle-to-vehicle information sharing and vehicle tracking, and includes the Connected Farm app for scouting and mapping.
About Trimble's Agriculture Division
Trimble's Agriculture Division is a leader in precision agriculture, GPS and guidance solutions that help customers operate farm vehicles and implements more efficiently, save on input costs and increase yield and productivity. To ensure better decision making, Trimble offers an integrated operations management solution called Connected Farm that provides information exchange across the entire farm using industry-leading software and hardware. Additional Trimble solutions include vehicle and implement guidance and steering; application control for seed, liquid and granular products; laser- and GPS-based water management technology; and a harvest solution.
Trimble applies technology to make field and mobile workers in businesses and government significantly more productive. Solutions are focused on applications requiring position or location—including surveying, construction, agriculture, fleet and asset management, public safety and mapping. In addition to utilizing positioning technologies, such as GPS, lasers and optics, Trimble solutions may include software content specific to the needs of the user. Wireless technologies are utilized to deliver the solution to the user and to ensure a tight coupling of the field and the back office. Founded in 1978, Trimble is headquartered in Sunnyvale, CA.