One of the main reasons farmers start using GPS tracking apps on their farms is the ability to drive the tractor in parallel lines. This is a standard feature offered by all GPS apps for farming, and it allows farmers to significantly cut down costs by reducing field overlaps, missing spots, the amount of time needed for field operations, and more.
The benefits of a GPS system depend on its accuracy that can be submeter (horizontal pass-to-pass accuracy of about 30-45 cm is most common) and centimeter accuracy. Centimeter accuracy
can be achieved with help of RTK technology and it allows farmers to get the most out of their fields.
In addition to the regular AB straight pattern, some GPS tracking apps also allow farmers to use the curved, custom track, headland, and other patterns to guide their machinery around the field in a way that they need.
“When multiple people work together on the same field, it is difficult to understand what part of the field has been covered. So a tracking app that shows current progress makes it easy to understand which sections of the field have been finished. These apps can also help organize and optimize logistics.”
– Alexey Bogatyryev, FieldBee CTO