Newport Beach, CA – American Vanguard Corporation announced that its wholly owned subsidiary, AMVAC Chemical Corporation, signed a non-binding Memorandum of Understanding with Trimble Inc. The two companies are working toward an agreement that will grant Trimble Inc. global distribution rights for the patented SIMPASTM prescriptive application equipment from AMVAC. The SIMPAS distribution agreement is expected to be completed by the end of 2017.

The Smart Integrated Multi-Product Prescription Application System (SIMPAS) is a multi-product variable rate system that will be controlled by a Trimble display to automate and variably apply multiple inputs across a field. SIMPAS application equipment makes it easy to prescriptively apply multiple in-furrow dry and/or liquid products (insecticides, nematicides, fungicides, nutritionals and/or biologicals) while planting. 

Under the future distribution agreement, the Trimble Vantage distribution network will facilitate easy installation and servicing of the SIMPAS technology throughout North America and across other global markets. Through the use of Trimble application control and software integration, farmers will experience SIMPAS compatibility with a wide range of precision ag equipment.