Trimble to Expand Precision Agriculture Footprint in India

Global precision agriculture leader Trimble said that it is committed to the Indian government’s mission of doubling farmers’ income and is pursuing a three-pronged strategy to increase the adoption of precision agriculture in India in order to boost farm productivity, reports Krishi Jagran.

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The company said it is in discussions with tractor original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) to bring its precision auto-steer and auto-guidance technologies to Indian farmers. Trimble’s auto steer and auto guidance technology use GNSS-based navigation to accurately guide a tractor’s movements in the field, which leads to better sowing of seeds and harvesting of crops; in turn increasing crop yields of cash crops like potatoes by as much as 30%.

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