With precision farming you are able to determine the NEED for crop protection per square metre. This allows very precise and sufficient treatment of your crops. This is different from traditional farming where there is much more global determination per field. With Precision Farming, or Precision Agriculture, Smart Farming, Satellite Farming or site specific crop management: The goal is the same; optimising returns on input while preserving resources. In short, an improved sustainability of farming methods. Precision farming is based on observing, measuring and responding to inter and intra-field variability in crops.
The practice of precision agriculture has been enabled by GPS and GNSS. This made it possible for farmers to locate their precise position in the field and allowing the creation of maps and measuring data like crop yield, terrain features, topography, organic matter content, moisture levels, nitrogen levels, pH, etc.
Precision farming is an extreme form of agricultural mechanisation and uses GPS, sensors (on the ground and from the satellite) and computers on the Agrifac machine itself. GPS is accurate to a few metres and in combination with Real Time Kinematic (RTK) technique, it corrects the GPS signal. The accuracy is enhanced by the use of transmitting antennas on the ground. Because of all these signals, the precision increases substantially. The Agrifac Condor sprayers are compatible with all GPS systems available on the market:
Agrifac Precision Farming technologies
Agrifac also wants to push on to the next step, because we believe Precision farming is not precise enough. To reach that next goal in agriculture, we need care at the plant level. Back to the basics of farming: taking care of every individual plant, but armed with the latest technologies. In a nutshell, taking care of every plant’s individual NEEDs, instead of the NEEDs of a whole field, resulting in higher yields.