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  1. Uptake of GNSS technology amongst Danish farmers Jens Peter Hansen Specialist, ICT Business Development jph@vfl.dk

  2. The Knowledge Centre for Agriculture is part of Agro Food Park The Knowledge Centre for Agriculture contributes to transforming the latest knowledge of farming to world-class food products The Knowledge Centre for Agriculture is a specialist subsidiary of the trade organisation Danish Agriculture & Food Council that organises 90% of all farmers More than 500 employees

  3. Knowledge Centre activities are • Cultivation of the soil  • Animal welfare, health and breeding  • Business finance, tax and law  • Food quality and -safety  • Building and work environment  • IT in farming • Environment, nature and bioenergy • Nature conservation • Organic farming  • Rural development • Advisory service abroad

  4. Dansk landbrug 40.000 bedrifter Tendens: flere store og flere små deltidsbedrifter Værdi af landbrugseksporten: 65 mia. kr. Beskæftigelse i primærlandbrug og gartneri: 65.000 personer Danish agriculture • 30,000 farms > 10 hectare • Average 86 hectare • Tendency: More large and more small part-time farms • Value of the agricultural export: 9 billion € • Employment in farms and nurseries:65,000 persons

  5. 30,000 farms larger than 10 hectares

  6. 4,000 farms larger than 100 hectares and focus on plant production

  7. Survey set up • E-mail with link sent to 14,000 Danish farmers • All respondents are registered users of the portal landmand.dk, which for most Danish farmers is the main entrance to web based information and services • March 2013 • Part of a survey about mobile phones • More than 6,000 farmers filled in the questionnaire (response rate = 43 %)

  8. Unverified preliminary data from a survey in the GeoWebAgri project – result will be presented at EFITA 2013 in Turin, Italy

  9. Main findings from the survey • 18 % (n =1.069) uses some kind of GNSS technology on their machinery • RTK is dominating with 41 % (n = 448) using this technology followed by EGNOS which is used by 29 % (n = 311) • Amongst farmers not using GNSS, “too small a farm” is given as reason by 51 % (n = 2.527) and “not an economical sound investment” is stated by 38 % (n = 1.908)