Today, agriculture requires improved productivity and efficiency. Cutting costs, saving time and ensuring the entire agricultural project is more efficient and accountable, are essential to competing in domestic and global markets. Positioning, wireless, and information technologies are changing farmers' relationship with the land, bringing them quite literally down to earth. Farmers can now manage every-aspect of agricultural operations, in order to improve overall productivity and efficiency from planting to harvesting and land leveling- and literally work their land by the square foot instead of the square mile.
The adventages are:
• GPS farming systems provide precise guidance for field operations, or collections of map data on tillage, applications,pllanting, weeds, insect and disease infestations, cultivation and irrigation.
• Machine Control systems automate equipment to save time and costs associated with field operations. • Laser-based tools provide productivity enhancements such as land leveling and subsurface drainage. • Avoid losing valuable field time by working through the night or in dusty and low-visibility conditions. • Save time by driving faster with better precision and no field call-backs. • Autopilot systems • Integrated dual GPS+GLONASS receivers with Large color display. • Simple, portable hands-free farming for over 1000 vehicle models.
• light bar with color display, mapping and steering capable of 1 inch accuracy.
Field data can be downloaded to office systems to analyze management practices and determine optimal strategies for infield operation might include layers on field topography, soil types, surface drainage, subsurface drainage, soil testing results, rainfall, irrigation, chemical application rates, and crop yield. Once this information is gathered, one can analyze it to understand relationships between the different elements that affect crop production in a specific location.