Precision Farming in the pasture management
A modern positioning and sensor technology can help to shape the pasture management more persistently. Basic prerequisite is the knowledge about the concrete behaviour of the pasture animals in the mountain farming. Through use of GPS tags with integrated activity sensors the Weihenstephan scientists could grasp exactly the areal behaviour of animals on mountain pastures. On this basis, tools for a »Precision Landscape Management« now can be developed which allow a better linkage of agricultural production goals with nature conservation claims. The system of the future should allow the farmer to oversee, to steer and to manage his animal herds from his own PC without the cost-intensive sheperd‘s care.