Useful Technology for Precision Farming

Precision farming is the intersection of practical and scientific areas in modern farming. The technological solutions underlying the concept make it possible to significantly influence the yield and, at the same time, use land resources competently and carefully. In addition, precision farming systems increase the profitability and efficiency of the farm because the implemented solutions will work for the company’s profit all the time. Besides, precision farming allows:
  • Reducing the number of employees by introducing automation.
  • To reduce the consumption of fuels and lubricants during the operation of agricultural machinery.
  • Using fertilizers rationally and reduce the likelihood of overspending.
  • Reducing the number of fertilizers and herbicides used to maintain product quality.
  • Drawing up the most accurate plan for upcoming events, taking into account weather conditions, soil moisture level, relief.
And these are just the most vivid examples of how the use of technology affects agriculture in its today’s understanding. One of the most required and widespread among hi-tech solutions in agriculture is the use of GPS in precision agriculture for agricultural vehicles, particularly tractors.
GPS for traktor

GPS for Tractors: How Does It Works

There are several functions performed via GPS equipment installed on tractors.
  • Course alignment for tractors.
  • Fuel control for tractors.
  • Farm mapping.
  • Auto steering.
  • Reporting and data analyses.
Thanks to GPS navigation data, the parallel driving system (heading indicator) allows the driver to drive the tractor or combine on a given course. In case of deviation, the heading indicator signals the need to align the movement and tells you how to do it.

As a result, fuel and seed consumption is significantly reduced, re-cultivation and skipping areas are reduced.

In order to not overlook and control the operation of the tractor, GPS monitoring systems are used with control of fuel consumption and other parameters of equipment.

In the basic version, a GPS tracker is installed – a receiving and transmitting beacon that tracks the position of the combine on the map, speed, direction of movement, reads data from standard sensors and onboard devices of the object. Using the SIM card and the operator’s GSM / GPRS mobile network, the information is sent to the dispatcher on the PC. GPS monitoring is carried out in a special program or on the WEB page with the ability to output reports in different formats or visual graphs. The recorded data can be stored for up to 5 years! Installed most secretly from the driver.

If we are talking about farm mapping, here, GPS equipment can be of great use.

Starting from planning all agricultural work for a season to the precise direction choice for each item of tractors, it works brilliantly. When you need to get a full-fledged plan of your farm after winter frosts and spring showers and landslides, it is GPS taking all necessary info from satellites to perform it. You can plan your tractor’s load due to actual info you get via GPS farm mapping software. It is also possible to apply it to the next technology that is auto-steering without manual control. Free your drivers from manually controlling the course to give them more opportunities.

And one more option that is priceless when planning a new season or correcting actual measures is the availability of reporting and analysing data from GPS trackers of your tractors. Get all info via wireless technologies to make decisions momentarily if needed. It is also possible to collect data about tractor’s fuel consumption, seed quantity or area of tractor cultivation per day of work to choose the right strategy in farming.

Precision farming is the key to increasing yields around the world. It has both local goals, for example, increasing the income of an individual farm, and global ones, including the fight against hunger around the world. This particular approach is considered the most rational, environmentally friendly and profitable today. But without precision AG equipment, it is simply impossible to implement all the possibilities of precision farming. It requires the use of digital devices, the precise selection of the required equipment and its correct installation. This is why FieldBee is committed to developing logical and user-friendly GPS tractors. Giving every farmer a chance to realize the ideas of precision farming is our main task. And we are glad to offer its solution to each of our clients.

We are eager to offer you a customized solution due to your demands and needs. It is quite easy to use GPS technologies on your tractors if they are provided by FieldBee.
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