Positive closing balance for the tractor market, which concludes 2019 with an increase of 5% over 2018. The medium-low power ranges, which account for 52% of the more than 191 thousand vehicles sold last year, are growing. The coming months are overshadowed by a great uncertainty: the unknowns linked to the developments of the Covid-19 pandemic
The historical task of agricultural mechanization has been to increase productivity and make work less tiring. These basic objectives have been achieved and today Europe offers a particularly advanced agriculture concept. However, new challenges, such as those of the quality and healthiness of production, environmental sustainability, and the reduction of greenhouse gases, call into question agricultural mechanization and envisage a new phase also in terms of research and technological development
The Verona event confirms its role as point of reference for European agriculture. With its big numbers in recent years, thanks to the collaboration with ICE Agenzia and FederUnacoma, this event has increased its international character, also by becoming an important meeting and discussion space on the industry’s central topics
Sales of green space maintenance machines and equipment held their 2018 levels. After the significant increases recorded in the initial months of 2019, demand decreased in the fourth quarter due to bad weather conditions that blocked maintenance operations. The uncertainties related to Coronavirus are affecting the current year
No-till seeding, although still little practiced in Italy, represents a promising solution to contain diesel consumption and increase the sustainability of production. The greatest benefits are obtained in the medium to long term due to the increase in organic matter and soil fertility, and the reduction of erosion
It is a widespread practice in agriculture which, if applied correctly, allows the optimization of many processes. Ballasting, which involves the use of several materials, can also be performed on the wheel rims. In recent years, innovative technical solutions made by manufacturers have attracted attention, also winning awards in competitions rewarding technical innovations
The new Stratified Layer Technology (SLT), used for AGRI STAR II tires by the Alliance Tire Group, was presented at Fieragricola in Verona. The innovation developed by Alliance technical department, allows their tires to be widely applied to various agricultural...
In the Landini exhibition rooms, attention was entirely dedicated, the Series 7-230 Robo-Six tractor, which, presented as a world preview to the Fieragricola’s general public, fully met the visitors’ expectations. Moreover, on its top of the range, the Fabbrico team...
With the PowerSafe range’s models, equipped with an oil bath multi-disc hydraulic clutch (a technology that has been used on BCS two-wheel tractors since 2009), the firm of Abbiategrasso (Milan) is anticipating the entry into force of the EU regulations...
Primo EW Isotronic, Maschio Gaspardo’s mounted electric spreader, wins “Innovation Leaf”, the prize assigned by Fieragricola and the “Informatore Agrario” to the most innovative machinery for their economic and environmental sustainability, manufacturing quality, end user’s ease of use. The new...
Saffron is the most expensive spice in the world. Italy is one of the most important producers (Veneto and Abruzzo regions, Tuscany, Umbria, Sardinia, and Tuscia Viterbo) with a quantity varying from 450 to 600 kg, occupying about 50/55 hectares....