Weeds represent one of the main critical issues that farmers and other professionals in the sector are faced with. In fact, weeds threaten the healthy development of crops and reduce the yield of the fields: this is why it is essential to identify a solution that can guarantee their permanent removal without damaging the cultivated plants.
In this article, we will see how Caffini has contributed to the fight against weeds with the development of an ecological sprayer: its name is Grasskiller and it represents a revolution in this sense. Let's find out together, follow us in reading!
The problem of weeds: how to eradicate it with Grasskiller?
Weeds represent a major current challenge for farmers as weeds compete with crops for vital resources such as water, sunlight and nutrients. Additionally, some weeds can release harmful chemicals that inhibit the growth of surrounding vegetation. The removal of weeds is therefore essential to ensure healthy and luxuriant growth of crops.
From this point of view, the use of a boom sprayer proves to be a powerful weapon, as a precision tool for an optimal distribution of fertilizers and pesticides on plants. It is therefore a solution that allows farmers to treat specific areas of the plant with an exact quantity of plant protection product, minimizing the risk of dispersion of the latter (the so-called "drift effect").
For effective and permanent weed removal Caffini has designed and developed a solution that combines the technology just described with a safe natural resource: water. Grasskiller – the name of the ecological weeder in question – is perfectly capable of destroying weeds in the inter-row areas of vineyards and orchards without using chemical weed control.
Its strong point is pressure: Grasskiller works thanks to a 1,000 bar pump for the aggressive eradication of weeds – even the most resistant ones – up to five centimeters deep. This allows farmers to save on the purchase of herbicides, while preserving the bark and root system of plants.
Grasskiller offers precision and uniformity in the treatment of vineyards and orchards: thanks to its advanced technology, the weeder is able to reach areas that are difficult to reach manually. By avoiding the use of chemical products, the possibility of omissions or overdose is eliminated, exponentially increasing the effectiveness of weed removal.
This allows weeds to be eliminated permanently without damaging crops, resulting in better yields and increased productivity. Using cold water instead of plant protection products gives farmers the ability to specifically target unwanted weeds, saving surrounding crops and reducing the environmental impact of doing so. This helps preserve the ecological balance and protect the environment.
What other benefits come from using Grasskiller? Prolong weed regrowth times and ensure optimal cleaning of orchards and vineyards with a reduced number of annual interventions. Using the ecological weeder for at least 2-3 years makes it possible to reduce the intervention to just two treatments over a 12-month period.
The project is perfectly in line with Caffini's mission: safer, more sustainable and smarter agriculture. To read some insights on the subject, you can consult the following articles published in our blog:
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- Smart farming: a 'smart' way of farming
Permanently removing weeds is possible thanks to the use of Caffini's Grasskiller: the sprayer that does not require the use of pesticides or other chemical products for an effective eradication of weeds and weeds around vineyards and orchards.
It is a system that offers precision, power and sustainability in the distribution of water (replacing phytosanitary products), guaranteeing the effective removal of weeds without damaging the cultivated plants.
You will thus be able to enjoy luxuriant crop growth, improving productivity and protecting the environment. Investing in Grasskiller is a wise choice for those who want to deal with the weed problem permanently and efficiently: contact us to find out more.