Gisborne Herald: Farms can thrive with tech

Looking at the use by farmers of GPS and RFID, a local researcher has found that despite the productivity gains offered by such technologies, many farmers are not investing in them.

An excerpt: (read in full here)

“GPS-based devices such as TracMap are used by farm contractors to gain higher productivity and efficiency in cultivating, spraying, fertilising and spreading.

“”The TM mounted on a cab or tractor draws a map on the screen, which enables the driver to see the area covered and area remaining while working.”

“Most users reported a 20 percent productivity gain as a result of using TracMap.”