Tarquinia Fair, an invitation to agriculture
Using the parameter of the statistical performance of the tractors market, we can to obtain a picture of the agro-mechanical situation of a territory. In the Lazio Region, the estimated tractor fleet, that is of the vehicles in circulation, stands at 136 thousand units, with an average age closer to 30 years than to the 20. New vehicle registrations fell by 26.7% in 2018, bringing 921 new units onto the market against the average thousand plus of previous years, while on the used front over 2,000 vehicles changed hands and are used daily for various processes. This landscape describes an overall situation that would require a significant renewal. Trade fairs such as the Agricultural Machinery Market Fair of Tarquinia (VT), scheduled for next May 1 to 5, offer a good opportunity to update all the new generation technologies, for which adoption funds and financing are available from the MISE, INAIL and the Regions. The showcase, which has reached the prestigious milestone of the 70 editions, continues over the years to confirm its role as an indispensable rendezvous for the many farmers of Central Italy who can find vehicle and equipment for a variety of processes during the event. This year there are 400 exhibitors, spread over an exhibition area of 15,000 square metres inside the city streets of the Tarquinian Lido, offering - among many other products - tractors and equipment for working the soil, sowing, fertilizing, as well as harvesting machines from the leading brands. Great attention is also dedicated to renewable energy and systems for the use of biomass. The technical offerings have for many years been accompanied by an market-fair that attracts a crowd of visitors interested in small mechanization for vegetable plots and gardens along Viterbo’s coast. The point of pride of the event has for many years been the course offered to children and adults by a model educational farm, which is renewed and updated every year with new initiatives and focus. This year’s will be dedicated to “pet therapy” with barnyard animals.
by Patrizia Menicucci