This is a step further in the adoption of precision technologies. Now on top of manual guidance, it is possible to equip agriculture machines with special steering wheel controllers that will automatically keep the vehicle on the line while driving. This agriculture technology is known as tractor auto steer system and allows farmers to free their hands in the cabin. They can drive perfectly straight parallel lines, control implement and perform other tasks.
Up to 30% of materials can be saved using these agriculture GPS systems. And of course, the comfort of an operator is largely increasing.
Above are mentioned the most common precision farming solutions that are currently existing and are used by many farmers already. But this is only the tip of an iceberg. Precise positioning provokes the development of many new solutions: variable rate application, smart land levelling solutions, precise field mapping and measuring, precise soil sampling, use satellite images to control crops, field drones and eventually fully automated unmanned agriculture machines that are going to be widely used by farmers already not so far from now.
Precision farming systems is a future of farming. So if you don’t want to get stuck in the past it is better to start applying it as soon as possible.