The Modern Day Farmer- Productivity, Efficiency, Control!
Over the past decade the agriculture industry has changed significantly, with innovating for cost effective gadgets at the heart of the sectors endeavours. It is a well known fact that the UK & Ireland have fallen behind competitors (France, Germany, Holland) In the Agri-Tech space over recent years. With that said, will the new 90 million pound investment injected into the industry by the UK government (2019) boost hopes of a new "Golden Age" for farmers.
As we all know the sector can be unpredictable at the best of times, with volatility in market prices, the continuous change of government policies and probably one of the most frustrating variables THE WEATHER! But how can we minimise such variables to help control your farming budget?
There are hundreds of different farming technologies & equipment related to certain aspects of farming E.G. Robotic milking parlours for the dairy farmer & cameras to aid sheep farmers.
However today we are going to examine GPS as an integral part of precision Agriculture - let's take a look at why!
How Can GPS Help You?
|The Uses Of GPS Systems?|
|Farm planning||Field Mapping|
|Tractor guidance||Variable rate application|
|Yield mapping||Crop scouting|
| The Benefits of GPS?
Real Life Case Study (UK)
Are GPS technologies the future for farming? The pendulum has certainly swung, with farmers from different backgrounds starting to introduce such technologies into their farming plans.