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Agriculture in the days of Covid-19 does not stop!

Due to Covid-19 pandemic, world stopped for a moment, an instant which is taking an eternity for many enterprises. In the lasts months, the agricultural sector has been strongly tested in the change of everyday life habitudes and especially for what concerns the working ones. Different agricultural entrepreneurs are wondering the same question: How much it costs to not be able to guarantee constancy in the field management and culture cultivation? Considering the lack of workforce, which is characterising this period, what can I do in order to finish the different working phases in the correct terms? 

This historical period, which we will remember in the coming years, can’t be faced with normal and routine interventions. It is necessary to bring out the adaptability which has always distinguished the agricultural sector to face a new and progressing situation. It’s not that easy stay efficient, but it is possible. The choice for different possibilities can be even a productive and constructive experience.

The result, in this exceptional scenery, is that agricultural sector does not stop: it answers to the emergency putting in place new ideas and trusting avant-garde technologies. Everything is done respecting the new rules entered into force to guard health of all people involved. Here are some examples of how agriculture sector’ enterprises are moving. 

1) Websites for Job Research in the Fields

In order to face the unemployment caused by Coronavirus, different websites are born all around the world. These platforms connect the agricultural enterprises to people with different working experiences backgrounds, but with a single goal in common: to help one another. In fact, these websites permit to students, redundant workers and so, unemployed people to perceive a money income in these difficult moments, helping the agricultural enterprises to bring forward their field activity. A place of virtual meeting, but definitely efficient to face workforce lack. These online campaigns are bringing a large amount of results and a big will of collaboration came immediately. For further information the suggestion is to address to the category’s associations.  

2) Automatic Machines for Agricolture

The agricultural enterprises who are not able to find workforce, are trusting new technologies to finish the necessary operation for their cultures.

Preparing the field, seeding, collecting fruits saving time is still an advantage not to be overlooked in this period when every single minute is important. There are agricultural machines, suitable to every phase of the productive cycle, that thanks to their advanced technologies are able to reduce both number of hours worked both use of labour force. The ‘secret’? Automation. Letting the machine do an operation requires less time compared to do the same operation manually, increasing the precision. The advantage, then, multiplies if the same machine can do more operations in the same passage. In these cases, the workforce is no more an active part of the operations, but a support to the machine involved in the majority of the activities.

Who would not like a machine which passes through the field once, making a perfect and hight quality work controlled by only one operator?

A lot of enterprises use these solutions long ago and others are putting them in action today for the first time to face the Coronavirus emergency. Let’s see some examples of these solutions:

  • The automatic trasplanters appropriate for a large variety of cultivations, lays seedlings on more rows, requiring just one operator who controls the activity.
  • The automatic weeders for the elimination of weeds from the ground, rightly equipped, do more operations in one only step (identification and elimination of the weed both among rows both on the same row. Aeration of the ground).

3) Drones for cultures control

Also, the use of drones is increasing in this period. Having a more technological support on the field can save time to people that can finally focus on to other activities.

Have you never observed a drone guarding hectares of cultivated grounds? The wing drone with automatic control is a real ‘controller from the sky’. During its trip, flyby the grounds, explores and makes sure that everything is normal. Anomalies as weeds, parasites, and hydric lacks switch on the alarm which is transmitted to the agriculture enterprise in real time.

Another useful support offered by drones in this situation is that one of making more efficient the yield management. Just think of possibilities to create a real health reports of the field after summer storm, or check the water draining in all points, till to the control of seeding in order to value its homogeneity. In agriculture, drones also reach where the human eye cannot reach.

Conclusion

The crisis due to Covid-19 is strongly testing also agriculture. Change of everyday life habitudes is not that easy, especially for what concerns the working ones for which reach the right balance has been so hard. Each entrepreneur of success is aware about that crisis period has two souls:  one of difficulty and one of opportunities. The enterprises of the agricultural sector are showing their own inclination toward the opportunity, not giving up but forcing themselves to find alternative solutions to satisfy their own needs.

If needed further information, contact us! Ferrari Costruzioni Meccaniche team will be pleased to give you the right answers.  

Ferrari FPP Finger Transplanter becomes FPP Evolution

Ferrari Costruzioni Meccaniche renews its range of bare root transplanters by introducing the new FPP EVOLUTION, in the short chain versions of 10, 15 or 20 fingers and a long chain of 16, 24 or 32 fingers, according to the necessities of distance on the line. The special features of this new transplanter are:

- Quick planting depth adjustment;

- Quick fingers depth adjustment;

- Parallel linkage with front tire included in the standard version.

Ferrari FPA Flash Film Layer Transplanter is here

Ferrari Costruzioni Meccaniche has recently launched FPA FLASH, the new mechanical transplanter/plastic layer for conical or cylindrical plugs, which performs the two functions in one compact machine. The transplanting element is the well-known one of the FPA EVOLUTION, with the rotating distributor included in the standard version and an important difference: the presence of a ploughshare that, under the film, traces the furrow so that the cups make a small hole on the plastic, not needing to go deep into the ground. It is equipped with a unique parallelogram system that acts on the perimeter frame; the transplanting depth of all the elements is obtained with the roller adjustable in height by pressing a simple button, which acts on two hydraulic cylinders to lighten the roll itself. All these innovative solutions take the advantage of an extraordinary transplanting precision and efficiency, in addition to the obvious saving of time due to the simultaneous execution of two important operations such as mulching and transplanting.

Verona Agricultural Fair

From 31/01 to 03/02 2018 in Verona, Italy, another important event is scheduled whose main theme will be aimed at all the specializations of the agricultural sector: agricultural mechanics, vineyard, and orchard, animal husbandry, crop protection products and fertilizers. This year, around 1,000 companies and 130,000 professional visitors are expected to participate, making the Agricultural Fair a unique and unmissable event, able to present a vast and impressive variety of machinery, equipment, sensitive themes and technologies. Obviously our team of experts will be present at booth D7, hall 7, ready to welcome all your questions, problems and uncertainties to which we at Ferrari Costruzioni can meet thanks to our many years of experience in the agricultural sector.

Internet Site: www.fieragricola.it/en

FIMA Fair 2018

This year, in the schedule of Ferrari Costruzioni Meccaniche, among the most important events that can't be absolutely missed, there is again the FIMA Fair 2018 which will take place in Zaragoza, Spain, from the 20th to the 24th February. Our Team of experts awaits you at the Stand B-C/9-14, Pavilion n.1, to put our "know how" and experience at your disposal so that we can solve your doubts and problems, satisfying, this way, even your demands. For those who still aren't informed about the FIMA Fair, which comes to its 40th edition, it represents the major showcase for the agricultural world in Southern Europe. Visitors come from 48 different countries and the expected number of exhibitors is 1.357. 

Many other details can be found at the website: www.feriazaragoza.es

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