Heun, John T.
Abstract or Description:
Machine-integrated GPS systems are the newest development for enhanced functionality in production agriculture. These systems will keep evolving to improve their performance. Active competition between manufacturers will also result in affordable quality products that will benefit growers in their transition from conventional to more advanced systems. Two operational elements of these computer-display systems that are worth analyzing are their portability, which can be a money-saving attribute when many power units can share at least part of the new components. The other element is that the use of these new displays requires computer skills and therefore workforce training is an essential element of modern farm management systems to enable full utilization of this technology.
College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ)
Agricultural & Biosystems Engineering
The University of Arizona Cooperative Extension AZ1553 and AZ1534
Farm Management and Safety