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Introducing Trimble’s game-changing Bilberry Smart Spraying System Upgrade now.

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TLDR:

Trimble has introduced a new see and spray technology called the Bilberry system that enables farmers to save up to 90% on herbicide applications by only spraying where the weeds are in the field. The best part is that it can be retrofitted to existing sprayers, eliminating the need to buy a new machine. Trimble is focused on enabling farmers to adopt this technology without expensive investments in new equipment.

Article:

Trimble has launched a new smart spraying system called the Bilberry system, which utilizes camera-based technology to revolutionize herbicide applications in the agriculture industry. With the ability to save up to 90% on herbicide usage by specifically targeting weeds in the field, this system offers significant cost savings for farmers.

One of the key advantages of the Bilberry system is its retrofit capability, enabling it to be easily installed on existing sprayers. This eliminates the need for farmers to purchase new machines, as well as the need to replace existing application control systems. By leveraging the current technology infrastructure on the farm, the Bilberry system minimizes barriers to adoption and saves farmers money.

Cory Buchs from Trimble emphasizes the importance of a retrofit-first mindset in the agriculture technology space. Many innovations require farmers to invest in new machinery regularly, which can be a significant financial burden for most farms. Trimble’s focus on enabling farmers to leverage existing equipment and technologies without requiring new purchases demonstrates their commitment to making precision agriculture accessible and affordable.

The Bilberry system is currently undergoing testing in 10 countries and is set to be available for sale later this year or early 2025. With systems already running in North America during the growing season, Trimble is paving the way for more efficient and cost-effective herbicide applications in agriculture.