Just as the tractor did not simply replace the horse in one day, Precision Farming is being adopted over time. While it isn’t too late to start the process, the sooner you begin, the sooner you can benefit from the advantages of farming smarter.
Area-specific processing amortizes the investment
Every day the farm manager is exposed to a number of factors that affect business success. Fluctuating grain prices, land availability, fertilizer ordinances, external pressure, diesel prices, climate change and, last but not least, the need to increase the efficiency of the farm have a major impact on the development and security of the farm for future decades. But, where and how do you start? With ISOBUS, the industry has created a standard that ensures that data exchange and communication between tractor and implement, as well as various interfaces work smoothly. Prescriptive planting and fertilizer application is only possible when the attached implement is integrated into the controls in the cab and is precisely positioned. With the help of application maps, an individual observation of the areas takes place and a prescription adapted to the performance capacity via the yield mapping. As a result, more can be harvested and production costs can be reduced. The targeted allocation of the resources applied can quickly recoup the investment in digital systems.
Reichhardt accompanies your digitization
Digitization is not a gimmick, not a nice-to-have, instead, the goal is to increase income and increase comfort. Reichhardt has been accompanying this process in agriculture for over 35 years. With retrofitting in the existing fleet, be it in the ISOBUS sector, with automatic steering systems for vehicles and implements or with smart applications via apps on your own tablet, new investments in expensive vehicles and implements are avoided and the environment is protected. The entry and further development in smart farming happens sustainably and at exactly the pace that the business needs.
Precision Farming Advantages
Through the use of satellite navigation and sensor technology, vehicles and implements are guided as precisely as possible to where they are to be used. This protects the environment and brings you a number of advantages:
Precision knows many varieties
The size of the farm has long ceased to be a criterion for being able to use smart farming sensibly on a farm. Arable farms are increasingly being farmed organically. Mechanical weed regulation is again given a new status and shifts the focus for high-precision applications to the implement. In addition to satellite navigation, local positioning systems, with the help of ultrasonic sensors, cameras or mechanical row sensors, are also used. But also blind hoeing, weed regulation before the seed emerges, is only possible with highly precise automatic steering systems. Viticulture and fruit growing benefit from the advantage of Precision Farming Systems in arable farming, but require their own solutions due to the special features of crop cultivation, the different care measures and a slightly different fleet of vehicles.
Comfortable and future-oriented
The tractor manufacturers have recognized this and are equipping their vehicles with track guidance devices to which the customer can then connect the steering system of his choice. In addition to all the advantages that Precision and Smart Farming systems offer, which are also reflected in an attractive monetary manner, the additional convenience naturally also plays a major role. Especially if you as farm manager cultivate a large part of your fields yourself and are dependent on an optimal connection to other areas of your farm, you will appreciate the freedom that Smart Farming products give you. With Reichhardt you always have a reliable partner at your side.