AMVAC Chemical Corporation has signed a non-binding Memorandum of Understanding with Trimble Inc. to grant Trimble global distribution rights for the patented SIMPAS prescriptive application equipment from AMVAC.
The SIMPAS distribution agreement is expected to be completed by the end of 2017.
The Smart Integrated Multi-Product Prescription Application System is a multi-product, variable-rate system that will be controlled by a Trimble display to automate and variably apply multiple inputs across a field. SIMPAS application equipment makes it easy to prescriptively apply multiple in-furrow dry and/or liquid products while planting
Under the future distribution agreement, the Trimble Vantage distribution network will facilitate easy installation and servicing of the SIMPAS technology throughout North America and across other global markets. Through the use of Trimble application control and software integration, farmers will experience SIMPAS compatibility with a wide range of precision ag equipment.
“Combining the low-dose-rate accuracy of the AMVAC-designed SIMPAS application equipment with the strength of Trimble precision guidance controls and farm management solutions is the first step toward optimum stewardship of in-furrow applied crop inputs. Delivering SIMPAS equipment and connectivity to farmers through the same network of Trimble Vantage distributors that support the existing fleet of Trimble ag equipment ensures each SIMPAS system will be backed by people whose primary mission every day is to make precision ag work at the local farm level,” said Bob Trogele, AMVAC chief operating officer AMVAC.