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Year 2020 Number 7-9

July - August - September


Tractor market: recovery expected in the second half of the year

The European agricultural machinery market closes the first six months of 2020 in the red. The contributing factors are the consequences of the Covid-19 pandemic, which made themselves felt especially between the months of March and May. According to CEMA, a trend reversal is possible in the second half of the year

Globalization and international trade: what the pandemic has taught us

International trade has been heavily affected by the effects of the pandemic, also for what concerns logistics, means of transports and payment systems. Some recent data can better summarize these consequences and suggest an effective response
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Support for innovative Start-ups

Invitalia’s Smart&Start Program, promoted by Mise, has implemented new support for innovation in the field of the digital economy, artificial intelligence, the blockchain, and the Internet of Things

EIMA Digital Preview, the first virtual review of agricultural machinery

Dedicated to agricultural machinery and technologies, which takes place from 11 to 15 November. Organized on the basis of the 14 product categories of EIMA International, the exhibition spaces of the digital exhibition are structured into virtual rooms. There are six types of stands provided, according to the square metres assigned to the companies participating in EIMA International

A virtual university to discover agro-mechanics

The portal area dedicated to conferences and cultural events is particularly rich and dynamic. In the five days of the Digital Preview, institutions, associations and specialized publishing houses will create a calendar of online events. These will be interesting not only because of the selected topics, but also for the captivating presentation methods and innovative languages

A road map for the November event

The path towards the first edition of the virtual exhibition of agricultural machinery follows a calendar that includes technical deadlines, and communication and training initiatives. The Digital Preview, which takes place from 11 to 15 November, precedes the physical event of February 2021, whose logistical and health aspects are being perfected

EIMA International, a "personalized" plan for health safety

BolognaFiere and FederUnacoma establish a "Technical Group of Safety Experts" in preparation for the world exhibition of agricultural machinery, which will take place from 3 to 7 February 2021. In addition to the health protocols already required for all exhibition events, EIMA International implements additional initiatives that take into account the specific characteristics

Pesticide treatments, innovation is online

The INNOSETA project is the first European platform dedicated to crop protection. The aim of the project is to build a large network to facilitate the adoption of innovative and effective practices in the field of pesticide treatments

ATLAS, an Agricultural Interoperability and Analysis System

The Horizon 2020 project “ATLAS” aspires to overcome constraints concerning interoperabillty of data systems. Its overall goal is the development of an open digital Network through which information and services become available to the end-user in an easy, protected and automated manner

Green economy, a path that must be simplified

Italy is called to speed up the process of decarbonizing the economy, and the Recovery Fund could help this process in the agricultural and forestry mechanization sector as well

Garden equipment strong rebound in the second quarter

The gardening machinery and equipment market returned to growth in the second quarter of the year with an increase of 13.5% compared to the same period of 2019. However, the figure for the half-year is still negative (-7% on 2019) because the recovery in sales was unable to compensate for the losses of the lockdown. Boom of atomizers and sprayers (+44%)

Turf sowing systems and machinery

Turf installation systems consist of sowing, hydroseeding, and tamping. Regardless of the adopted technique, the choice of the forage essences to be used for making up the mixture to be distributed at the time of sowing is essential. The latter can be carried out with various types of machinery, according to the turf’s characteristics and intended functions

Pile-drivers, an essential support

The planting of the vineyard, and more generally, of those crops that require permanent support, cannot be implemented without a precise and rigorous placement of the posts. Modern pile-drivers ensure excellent performance thanks to high-tech solutions

Mechanized feeding lane management

In zootechnics, in addition to precision feeding, robotic solutions are available to optimize ration control in the feeding aisle. These systems have the advantage of reducing working time and labor costs

Garden Pro, an all-round tire

Alliance introduces five new sizes (480/70R30, 380/70R20, 260/70R18, 480/70R28, and 340/ 85R28) for the Galaxy Garden Pro radial structure tires suitable for the small and medium-sized utility tractor segment for working in orchards, vineyards, gardens, and landscaping. Altogether, the Garden...

The news of the Holland Braud Grape Harvesters

After celebrating 40 years since the launch of Braud grape harvesters (we talked about it in Issue 6, 2020), New Holland engineers have updated the range with two significant new features: a destemming net called blue, and the Combi-Grap sorting...

Cifarelli re-acquires Emak shares

The Cifarelli family is back in full control of Cifarelli Spa, a company based in Voghera (Pavia), specialized in the production of professional agricultural and gardening machinery. The operation was completed last June when Emak from Bagnolo in Piano (Reggio...

Power and comfort for new Torion

Claas renews the range of Torion loaders with the introduction of three new models - 1177, 1410 and 1511 - for which the adoption of the new stage V engines was the starting point for making substantial changes to the...

New range for FAE forestry mulchers

The FAE Group renews its line of machinery for green space maintenance and agricultural and road reclamation activities, with a restyling of its forestry mul­chers launched in 2014. These are the UMM/DT models with fixed tools and with a power...

Improved durability for Firestone's Performer Extra

Firestone brings to market the new Performer Extra tyre, characterized by a long lifespan. Thanks to the experience gained with the Performer 85 and 70, the US company has created Performer Extra, a tyre with a special compound that improves...

MF8S tractors: ergonomics, power and more traction

Time for news at Massey Ferguson, where the MF 8S series tractors make their debut. The manufacturer aims for these four models to raise the standards of quality and performance in the medium power segment. Available in ranges from 205...

CH7.70 combine harvester, performance and versatility

The new New Holland CH7.70 combine harvester, with Crossover Harvesting technology, was presented for the 2020 harvesting campaign; with this machine, the manufacturer aims to raise the standards of harvesting and versatility in the mid-range of the segment, with any...

Pöttinger, four rakes for wide areas

Pöttinger recently presented four new rake models, two single-rotor and two two-rotor models. The single-rotor machinery, TOP 422 A and TOP 462 A, half-carried, are available in working widths of 4.2 and 4.6 meters. As far as two-rotor applications are...

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