Thursday, December 3, 2009

Wanna make some berms?

This is how they are made..

When you drive by any orchard,  you might have observed that they feature row after row of trees straight in symmetrical beauty. You might have wondered how they planted those rows so straight, right? Well, using a GPS controlled tractor, like in the pics below.

They use a guidance system to first measure the field and program into the computer the row spacing as desired by us. Once they input the field coordinates, they use GPS and satellite imagery to put markers all over the ground, with a precision of 1-inch. 

Here you just see the GPS controlled tractor making berms. Once it is done, it will go install markers where new plants will go.

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