Chris van der Loo, market manager in Trimble's Ag Division - Water Management, announces Trimble's acquisition of RainWave and IQ Irrigation. The acquisitions were made in late August and made public at the 2013 Farm Progress Show in Decatur, Ill.

RainWave, LLC, will help to extend the monitoring and reporting capabilities of Trimble's Connected Farm solution and strengthen its water management expertise.

IQ Irrigation provides a reliable and precise hardware and software solution for controlling linear and pivot irrigation systems. It enables farmers to apply the right amount of water in the right place based on crop requirements, optimizing water usage.