Sustainable farming means meeting the needs of society’s present food and textile requirements, without compromising the ability for current or future generations. Issues such as climate change, water scarcity, land degradation, deforestation and other processes have a major impact on our environment. It is therefore very important to make our food and textile production more sustainable. Sustainable agriculture ensures that we have solutions now and for the future to continue to provide for the growing world population. To reach sustainable farming, Agrifac developed the 4e’s for growers concept.
Agrifac wants nothing but the best for you as farmers and contractors; for your crops and the best for your environment. We want to help you increase yield while reducing the use of chemicals and water at the same time. By developing innovative tools we can do the best for each individual plant with less pesticides, liquid fertiliser and water. The development according to our 4e’s for growers concept means that efficiency, economy, ergonomy and ecology are leading in the design and development of our products. These developments are not only innovative and sustainable but also very user friendly.
More innovative solutions for Sustainable Farming
With precision farming you are able to determine the NEED for crop protection per square metre. This allows very precise and sufficient treatment of your crops. This is different from traditional farming where there is much more global determination per field.
Spot-specific treatments offers a lot of benefits. Farmers can greatly reduce their chemical usage. It’s also better for the crop and has less impact on the environment as well. You don’t harm the crop, you only kill the weeds.
Spraying should be as efficient and safe as possible. During spraying, drift is undesirable. Losses have to be reduced to get as much as possible of the sprayed chemical on target. The entry of active ingredients into for example surface waters and fringe structures must be avoided
Air-assisted boom sprayers are developed for a number of reasons. Air-assisted spraying opens the crop canopy, exposes all foliar surfaces, carries small droplets to the target, improving coverage and reducing drift.
A vertical spray boom can be the answer for tall crops such as asparagus, tomatoes, cucumbers and peppers. A vertical spray boom ensures an optimal crop penetration. The positions of the nozzles can easily be adapted to the height of the crop and can be shut off by nozzle.
Farmers need the guarantee that a solution is sprayed with the desired rate at the right place, so the solution can work, protect, and feed the right plants at the right place. With StrictSprayPlus you can and will apply perfect amounts everywhere at all times.
Precision farming is not precise enough. To make the next step in agriculture, we need care at the plant level. Back to the basics of farming: taking care of every individual plant, but armed with the latest technologies.