Silver medal for AMAZONE

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The DLG Innovation Commission (German Agricultural Society) has announced the winners of the Agritechnica 2022 Innovation Awards. AMAZONE was awarded a silver medal for its new DirectInject. DirectInject enables the fast, flexible and needs-based metered addition of a pesticide during application.

The demands on farmers with regard to plant protection go hand in hand with the constantly increasing technology. Flexibility in the selection of plant protection agents in the field becomes increasingly important. From a plant establishment perspective, the needs-based application of specific products and active ingredients only in part sections, or individual fields, is a frequent response. There are also restrictions relating to environmentally-sensitive fields and bodies of water which the farmer must consider when selecting plant protection agents. These requirements with respect to flexibility in plant protection are in stark contrast to the structural development towards larger sprayers for higher work rates and more economic use.

System overview

The DirectInject system has enabled AMAZONE to offer a system of direct injection of plant protection agents which solves, for the first time, the conflicting goals described above. The injection of plant protection agents can be started or stopped during application as required. The special feature of DirectInject compared to conventional systems is the fast response time of the injection process and its complete integration into the spray liquid circuit and operation of the sprayer.

With DirectInject, it is possible to respond individually to the needs of the crop in the field, reducing the usage of plant protection agents as well as the number of additional passes with the sprayer. This saves time, money and protects the environment.

DirectInject consists of an additional 50 l tank with its own metering system, which is integrated into the storage compartment of the UX 01 Super on the right-hand side of the machine. This means that the tank is also easily accessible from the ground and can be filled safely. The integration of these components into the storage compartment also provides optimum protection for all the equipment.

The major advantage of the technology is that DirectInject can work with undiluted plant protection agents. A mechanical agitator ensures that even plant protection agents which tend to separate remain homogeneous.

The advantages at a glance:

  • Flexible, fast and needs-based use of plant protection agents
  • Saving of:
    • Working time and labour costs
    • Machinery costs
    • Plant protection agents
  • Optimum crops
  • Environmentally-friendly

 

 

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