Precision Farming and Tractor-Based Technologies
Since the early 80s, the classic way of agriculture was subsisted by a new type of farming that was called precision farming. It is distinguished by a complex use of modern technologies i.e. IoT, RTK and GPS signals, robotics etc.
Perhaps the easiest way to understand precision ag is to think of it as everything that makes the practice of farming more accurate and controlled when it comes to the growing of crops and raising livestock.
A key component of this farm management approach is the use of information technology and a wide array of items such as GPS guidance, control systems, sensors, robotics, drones, autonomous vehicles, variable rate technology, GPS-based soil sampling, automated hardware, telematics, and software.
Auto Steering as a Part of Digital Farming
If we talk about the implementation of digital farming principles in farming machinery, the first thing that should be mentioned is auto-steering technology that allows setting each tractor on a certain route with the precision of a few inches. What can be used for this?GPS technologies are the basis of the implementation of precise ag. They allow getting accurate data from satellites, creating maps and tracking routs of every piece of machinery working in the field.