Inefficiencies in modern farming?

Location
Shropshire
Hi all,
I am an Ag- Engineering student.
Soon I will be asked by my college to make a project for my course based upon making something better.

I have decided to do this project on something Electrical in modern Ag machinery.
I already have a few ideas running around but wondered what people think -

What are some of the most in-efficient things in modern farm machinery GPS systems you have encountered?

If anyone has any ideas or experiences I would like to hear them, I won't steal anything just looking around to see what sort of things farmers deal with on the machinery GPS side of agriculture.
I'm not a farmer myself, so wouldn't necessarily know much about operating machinery or usage on a daily basis but i am still interested In knowing what farmers think is most in-efficient about modern machinery electrics or GPS and what could be improved upon.

Thanks all.
 

Spud

Member
Location
YO62
Hi all,
I am an Ag- Engineering student.
Soon I will be asked by my college to make a project for my course based upon making something better.

I have decided to do this project on something Electrical in modern Ag machinery.
I already have a few ideas running around but wondered what people think -

What are some of the most in-efficient things in modern farm machinery GPS systems you have encountered?

If anyone has any ideas or experiences I would like to hear them, I won't steal anything just looking around to see what sort of things farmers deal with on the machinery GPS side of agriculture.
I'm not a farmer myself, so wouldn't necessarily know much about operating machinery or usage on a daily basis but i am still interested In knowing what farmers think is most in-efficient about modern machinery electrics or GPS and what could be improved upon.

Thanks all.
The general unreliability and faff of gps systems is an inefficient pita.
 

Bury the Trash

Member
Mixed Farmer
the mini mojo i had was very inefficient in that the time taken trying to use it then take it back to where i bought it was a waste of resources,/ money better spent on foam for my blobbers and looking out of the window...(y)
 

clbarclay

Member
Location
Worcestershire
Possibly the biggest innefficincy with my current GPS setup is having to leave the engine running the whole time when doing things like refilling the feet spreader. Battery voltage drop at start up often causes errors otherwise. Start up time is rather slow so I avoid turning it on and off any more times than necessary.
 

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Low Carbon Agriculture, a new event showcasing opportunities in low carbon energy, technological advances and Environmental Land Management (ELM), is set to launch at the NAEC, Stoneleigh, next March. Charlotte Cunningham reports. Formerly Energy and Rural Business Show, the event has rebranded, relocated and reasserted its focus to ensure that practical solutions to tackling climate change through the generation of renewable energy, the implementation of low carbon initiatives and best practice in both environmental and carbon management, take centre stage, according to the organisers. Held in association with the National Farmers Union (NFU), Low Carbon...
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