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More than half of Dutch growers and contractors use GPS

Growers and contractors in the Netherlands are wiling to invest in precision farming technologies.

According to AgriDirect, a Dutch agricultural marketing agency, growers and contractors in the Netherlands are wiling to invest in precision farming technologies.

Over 2300 Dutch growers and contractors took part in a survey. 53.5% of these growers and contractors currently use GPS on their tractors.

40% doesn’t apply precision farming methods

Other precision farming technology that is used include automatic warning systems against diseases or pests (7.9%), satellite maps (7.5%), autonomous agricultural machines (3.9%) and drones (3.5%). 40% indicate that they do not apply precision farming methods.

Future investments

When it comes to future investments, 10.9% want to invest in GPS on tractors, 3.4% in satellite maps, 2.1% in autonomous agricultural machines, 1.4% in drones and 1.3% in automatic warning systems. In addition, 5.4% indicate that they have the intention to invest in precision farming technologies, but do not have the means to do so.

Setting up the GPS before spraying. - Photo: Peter Roek
Setting up the GPS before spraying. - Photo: Peter Roek

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