Trimble acquires soil data firm C3

12/12/2013 12:52:00 PM
Vicky Boyd

Trimble logoSunnyvale, Calif.-based Trimble, known for its global positioning or GPS systems, has acquired C3, a Madison, Wis., digital soil data purveyor.

C3 combines crop information with detailed soil data to improve agronomic recommendations, according to a news release.

Its Soil Information System, or SIS, features tools and techniques for digital, 3-D mapping of soil characteristics analyzing 120 unique soil and topographic properties.

SIS will allow users to map the top 4 feet of the soil surface using above- and below-ground sensors combined with GPS.

The data is then processed using a series of algorithms that results in 3-D soil models for physical and chemical soil characteristics, including root zone depth, soil texture, plant available water, compaction depth and severity, and macro- and micro-nutrient levels.

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