GNSS in the field: Precision agriculture increases yields and reduces inputs

19 January 2024
GPS World

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Precision agriculture, which reduces environmental impacts by matching crop inputs to soil conditions, is a prime use case for global navigation satellite systems (GNSS).

This practice has been in operation for over 30 years and now all major tractors come with a GPS-based guidance system, including satellite-based and ground-based sensors, UAVs, GIS, and numerous GPS corrections services.

Recent developments in precision agriculture include Seirrowon using hardware and services products from u-blox, which addresses the high accuracy requirements for certain crops and planting techniques, as well as the challenges of maintaining exact heading at low speeds and receiving corrections over large areas.