Trimble recently announced it would be acquiring the privately-held German company, Müller-Elektronik, which will enable Trimble to expand its precision agriculture capabilities from vehicles to implements.
Muller is a noted pioneer in precision farming, known for developing, producing and selling ECUs and embedded software to provide vehicle and implement control for ag equipment.
Equipment owners are always looking to do more with less in order to strengthen their bottom line while meeting increased demand and higher input costs.
Tools such as variable rate application control systems are essential to farmers that are tasked with producing more crops with fewer resources.
For example, advanced sprayer nozzle control systems allow growers to program a target droplet size for herbicide application from the cab, and the system will maintain that droplet size based on variables such as ground speed.