Italy: Orticoltura tecnica in campo event
Hyper-specialised and well-organised: these are the main characteristics of Orticoltura tecnica in campo (24th-26th January 2018), an event organised by Idromeccanica Lucchini and Costruzioni meccaniche Ferrari.
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Lucchini brochures being handed out
The event began on 24th January and there were a lot of visitors already at 8.30 am. The morning was dedicated to field and greenhouse tests and to displays from around 50 companies while the afternoon was dedicated to conventions.Click here for the photos!The greenhouse dedicated to exhibitors
Exhibitors were pleased due to the amount of specialised producers and technicians who took part and visitors were pleased with the products presented.Click here for the photos!
Massimo Lucchini (photo above
) reported that "when operators, companies, technicians and visitors are happy with their meetings and contacts, then we organisers are happy too. I see an interesting future for this sector, especially for those companies able to innovate and add value to their products."Click here for the photos!Extreme weather conditions (30°C): Isi Jet seeds on the right and untreated seeds on the left.
"We displayed our Isi Jet range, practically a seed with an immediate germinating response also when temperatures are high. Due to the high summer temperatures in 2017, germination wasn't always satisfactory. Isi Jet seeds' germinability is above 80% even when temperatures exceed 30°C. In addition, dormancy is drastically reduces when soil temperature exceeds 22°C," explain Isi Sementi representatives.Click here for the photos!Ecogreen asparagus harvester
Facilitating asparagus harvesting is Ecogreen's mission. The company presented its new electric machine with a field test.Click here for the photos!Federica and Sandro Forigo
Sandro Forigo, co-owner of a business manufacturing soil processing machinery says that "often producers give us excellent suggestions, also because we build machinery that needs to meet producer expectations."Click here for the photos!Michele Salazzari, Edda Romana Rigobello, Francesco Lavagnoli
Koppert Italia introduced an organic solution to improve the resistance of the soil to diseases. "Trichoderma harzianum
acts against pathogens and can be added to the soil and substrates. It must be applied after planting and can be reapplied." Click here for the photos!Nataliya Fedotenko and Josč Antonio Lostal
The Spanish Broch presented its garlic harvester. Josč Antonio Lostal explained that "some components, such as the hydraulic parts, are Italian as they are really reliable."Click here for the photos!Practical demonstration
Visitors could see many of the machines at work. Transplanters, sowers, weeders and atomisers were only some of the machines tested in front of an audience.Click here for the photos!Malavasi machine to remove mulching films
Malavasi showcased its machine to remove mulching films. Almost one hundred machines are already at work all over Italy.
Click here for the photos!Mara Bertoni, Marco and Marino Mingozzi
Officine Mingozzi presented two types of flame weeders - one of a standard size and a smaller one. Flame weeding means no herbicides are needed, so there is no residue on the finished product. Without mentioning that many international retail chains expressly require organic weeding systems (mechanical or physical). Click here for the photos!Luigi Bianchi and Renzo Piraccini
Renzo Piraccini and Luigi Bianchi, Macfrut President and Director respectively, had their own stand to invite visitors to the next edition of their own event.Click here for the photos!Alberto Sgorbati, Igor Palamaru and Giuseppe Sgorbati
Sgorbati displayed its hydrocooler to chill vegetables before placing them into cells. A blast chiller that can be adapted to company needs.
In the afternoon, companies continued to meet operators at the convention.
Publication date: 1/29/2018
Author: Rebecca B Baron
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