Agriculture

 

EGNOS, with its sub-metre level accuracy (20-30 cm pass-to-pass), offers an affordable solution for some of the field works required today by precision agriculture. EGNOS allows farmers to better monitor their harvest yields, perform effective in-field data collection, use guidance in cultivation, increase efficiency (allowing to work in poor visibility/weather conditions), increase productiveness , lower costs and minimise environmental impact - all with minimal investment. By enabling precision agriculture EGNOS provides advantages to both farmers, in the form of higher profit margins, and society – with increased food supply and more environmentally-friendly agriculture.

In light of these benefits, EGNOS is on its way to becoming the preferred entry level technology for a sustainable precision agriculture in Europe, Africa and the Middle East. This is confirmed by the fact the vast majority of agricultural GNSS devices, on board farming machinery on the market today, are EGNOS enabled.

EGNOS for AGRICULTURE

EGNOS supports:

  • Variable rate applications
  • Tractor guidance for operations with no cm accuracy needed (such as spraying)
  • Individual livestock positioning
  • Supervised livestock tracking
  • Virtual fencing
  • Post-harvest pick-up
  • Field measurement
  • Field boundary mapping

EGNOS helps to:

  • Enhance precision
  • Eliminate waste and over-application of fertilisers and herbicides
  • Save time
  • Optimise the working hours, independently to the daylight
  • It is free and does not require any subscription
  • Reduce fatigue
  • Extend equipment lifetime by optimising its use
  • Optimise crop yields

Latest News

Wednesday, December 14, 2022

Access here the new edition of the EGNOS bulletin to read unique success stories about the use of EGNOS in different domains.

EGNOS upgrade getting ready to improve performance
Tuesday, November 22, 2022

On 7 October 2022 at 7:32 UTC, an Inmarsat 4F2 geostationary satellite orbiting some 35.000 km above Earth began broadcasting…

EGNSS User Satisfaction Survey now open
Monday, October 24, 2022

The EGNOS User Satisfaction Survey is now open! This is your chance to tell us what you think about the programme and share your…

Latest Documents

Monthly performance report
Monday, January 09, 2023

This report presents the EGNOS services performance during December 2022. The report contains global results for the reported period,…

Service Notices
Tuesday, December 27, 2022

The EGNOS Service Notices are notifications published whenever there is any complementary information that could have a relevant impact…

Monthly performance report
Friday, December 09, 2022

This report presents the EGNOS services performance during November 2022. The report contains global results for the reported period,…