Agriculture - History
Historically farming was a manual process which was undertaken in small strips on big open fields. This method was good for simply providing enough crops to feed the local villagers and landowners.
Villagers used a three field, three year system, leaving one field fallow each year and allowing animals to graze to replenish the ground with some of the vitamins and nutrients that were required.
Agriculture Today - Precision Agriculture
Agriculture today is a lot more scientific.
Using Satellite technology, it is possible to analyse the moisture content of the soil, which areas of a specific field produce more crops and which areas produce less.
A typical field will produce an average amount of crops per
A farmer has a screen in the cab of the tractor, this screen using Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS) can tell them every little detail about what they are doing and where. The system can send and receive data on how much seed the farmer is sowing and in which parts of the field, it can also tell how much of which chemical is being sprayed on which part of the field.
By using Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS) systems as part of their farming, farmers can increase the amount they fertilise or feed the ground in very precise areas of a field rather than spraying the entire field. Greatly increasing the crops produced in relation to the total investment.
Precision Agriculture – How can we help?
Precision Agriculture requires accurate, precise and very reliable positioning. We work with manufacturers to bring the most leading technology in GNSS antenna and GNSS receiver design, with some of our antennas already supporting farming activities.
Contact us today to discuss how we can help provide reliable GNSS equipment for Precision Agriculture.