Stories

Accurate application delivers precision fertilization

Spending the days spreading various waste products up and down the rows of crop fields, the team at Assiniboine Injections relies on the accuracy delivered by Trimble’s CenterPoint® RTX correction service to obtain precise coverage. This wasn’t the case four years ago. When it came time to invest in a new Xerion tractor in 2016, Assiniboine made the decision to install a Trimble TMX-2050TM display combined with a subscription to Trimble’s satellite-delivered CenterPoint RTX correction service. The CenterPoint RTX service automatically delivers corrections via satellite and within minutes provides repeatable passes to within 1 inch (2.5 cm) year over year.

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Taking the wait time out of precision farming

Row crop farmer Brandon Hunt farms 10,000 acres of corn, wheat and soybean in Southwestern Kentucky. He had years of use out of his RTK system (or base station), but recently, he’s noticed the service would go out at certain points during his operations, especially under trees or in bad weather conditions. When RTK base station issues cropped up, they could be stuck for hours or even days without the ability to do their work.

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Controlling Snow Pack Through Controlled Traffic

Managing more than 20 fields varying in size from 12 to 320 acres, Montana wheat farmer Pete Verploegen was looking for a more field‑friendly approach to spraying his fields. He began using a Trimble CFX-750™ GNSS receiver and display with Trimble CenterPoint® RTX correction service.

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Precise Positioning Provides “Superpower” Efficiency and Accuracy in Agricultural Research

As part of the effort to maintain and increase the world’s food supply, agrochemical companies conduct ongoing research to develop and improve their products. An essential task is measuring the performance of crops treated with new additives. Once performed by technicians in the field examining individual plants, crop assessment can now be achieved via uncrewed …

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Bringing Water to Curingue

High in the Andes mountains of Ecuador, the village of Curingue is home to roughly 200 residents. Curingue has no centralized water supply system and the lack of reliable water means villagers face hardship and increased risk of health issues. In 2018, Engineers Without Borders (EWB) began work to install infrastructure that could deliver water …

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The Straight Talk on Staking Electric Lines

The American Great Plains is known for its wide open spaces, views that can stretch for miles and lines of electrical poles that seem to run straight into the horizon. But before these poles and wires go up, the lines must first be designed and staked – a process that demands fast, accurate and easy-to-use …

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Pipeline Mapping in Central Argentina

A mapping project in central Argentina required a topographic mapping and support system for more than 1500 km of pipeline alignment. By using Trimble CenterPoint RTX positioning service, topographic surveying company Del Bianco increased productivity in the field and cut operational costs while ensuring consistent high precision, even in remote areas where RTK or VRS …

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Protecting the Endangered Birds of Gough Island

British teams are working to preserve populations of native birds on an isolated island. They collect precise GNSS data that will help scientists develop systems to help protect the nest of these beautiful birds from invasive rodents Houston would support the RSPB efforts by gathering topographic and geotechnical information, including mapping with GNSS. The work …

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Breaking Down Borders

The residents of Mwendo, a community of 3,000 people in remote Rwanda needed to carry 20-litre jerry cans to obtain water. The Engineers without Borders plan to rehabilitate a large water tank and install a pipe direct to the local school faced challenges—due to their use of a gravity-fed system. The elevation change and the …

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Improving productivity on a no-till farm with Trimble RTX positioning services

Although the Zunckels had successfully farmed using no-till practices for many years, performing field operations without a high-accuracy GNSS solution impacted their potential yields. Tyson Zunckel began searching for a GNSS correction service to increase the accuracy of their precision agriculture guidance equipment about nine years ago. He ruled out the option of building an …

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