Smart Integrated Multi-Product Prescription Application System (SIMPAS) will enable farmers to prescriptively apply multiple products in one simple pass.
Designed to be used with both liquid and dry products, farmers can apply fungicides, nematicides and micronutrients in furrow, at the same time and to only those parts of the field needing them.
It’s the game-changing, next-generation advantage farmers will need for better precision, better efficiency and better results.
SIMPAS AVAILABLE 2020
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Frequently Asked Questions
What is SIMPAS?
SIMPAS™ is the next generation of precision, prescriptive, in-furrow application equipment. Dispensing product from containers that utilize SmartCartridge™ technology, SIMPAS enables farmers to prescriptively apply multiple products in one simple pass. It can be used with both liquid and dry products, and will be broadly licensed and used to apply insecticides, fungicides, nematicides and micronutrients at the same time, to only those parts of the field needing them.
How Does SIMPAS Work?
In alignment with the prescriptions developed by agronomists for each farmer’s field, SIMPAS software controls the application rate of each product (nematicide, fungicide or micronutrients) through a metering system – similar to a printer’s inkjet cartridge – only applying what you need, where you need it.
What testing has been done with the SIMPAS system?
In 2017 and 2018, prototype SIMPAS systems planted more than 10,000 acres of corn with excellent results. Additional testing is scheduled through 2020.
What is SmartCartridge™ technology?
Self-contained, closed-delivery SmartCartridge containers use RFID tags to track product and rate information to continuously record the quantity of product dispensed and remaining in the container. This technology will also allow a farmer to receive an auto-credit for unused product.
Can SIMPAS only be used with AMVAC Products?
While SIMPAS and SmartCartridge technology have been developed and patented by AMVAC®, SmartCartridge technology will be broadly licensed to additional product manufacturers.
When will SIMPAS be available?
SIMPAS will be available in 2020.
How will SIMPAS be distributed?
AMVAC and Trimble are working together in anticipation of SIMPAS equipment being sold, serviced, and supported by Trimble dealers throughout the USA, North America, and globally.
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