In California, Trimble introduced Irrigate-IQ, its optimal flow variable rate irrigation solution for farmers unable to use VRI due to pumping equipment constraints. Farmers with standard pumping equipment and without 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 their equipment.
Trimble’s Irrigate-IQ is an industry-first pressure regulating technology that allows farmers to perform VRI on center pivot irrigation systems with standard pumping equipment or limited well capacity. This means farmers can optimize their water application and prevent over- and under-watering, which can result in higher crop quality and yield. This is especially valuable in regions with water restrictions or limited water resources.
Irrigate-IQ is now available worldwide through both Trimble’s Vantage reseller network and the Valley Irrigation global dealer network as part of the distribution agreement announced in March of 2017.