As global positioning systems become more integrated into every day farm operations, it’s clear that producers will have more options than ever before when it comes to products and services. Companies continue to innovate, and one look at today’s farm shows and you’re likely to find more folks milling around the newest display monitor than a new piece of iron.
One area where producers will have even more options when it comes to their GPS equipment is in the amount of networks available for real-time kinematic (RTK) correction systems.
Only a few years ago, RTK correction systems were limited to only a few pockets in the Midwest, or exclusively through some dealers. Today, producers have a multitude of choices.
An article in Farm Industry News gives a great run-down of what’s available. And according to the article, “The sweet spot — Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Ohio and southern Minnesota — highlights a big leap in the number of correction signal networks that have begun offering their services in recent years. Even in less-well-served geographies flanking this area, multiple RTK network options are becoming the status quo.”
It’s great to have choices, and options. It’s worth a look.
What are your RTK options in your area?