Martignani’s Mist Blowers: “Sustainable Innovation in Viticulture”
2Vite in Campo 2017 – Men and machines for a Sustainable Viticulture
Three days: 5-26-27 May to get to know and observe in the field the machines and equipment for a sustainable viticulture.
The event, that took place during three days, precisely “Machine’s Forum” – 5th of May 2017, “Mechanization, Landscape and Tourism” – 26th of May 2017 and finally “Machines on the Field” – 27th of May 2017, had as its main purpose to make known and show the machines and equipment for the viticulture of the future, that is a viticulture conscious of the environment and rural communities’ needs.
The machines and equipment running for the recognition of innovation, in terms of reducing the environmental impact of the viticulture activity, were presented during the “Machine’s Forum”.
It was on this occasion that Martignani had the opportunity to discuss the characteristics of their eco-sustainability which has always characterized their Agricultural Mist Blowers.
To the Whirlwind M612 – Duo Wing Jet, Whirlwind M612 Multiflow “Südtirol” and finally the Pneumatic and Electrostatic Duster “MC 2” 3P models, have been awarded, after a careful evaluation by the examining board, the reward as “Sustainable Innovations in Viticulture 2017”, thanks to the real innovative content in terms of environmental impact control, pursued with incessant studies and researches to reduce, and in some cases nullify, treatment drift.
Here are some photos from Saturday 27 May 2017 – “Vite in Campo 2017”:
Martignani’s Mist Blowers in the field for the Sustainable Viticulture.
It is the first and only sprayer that recovers the product, combining the electrostatic attraction between the plants and the polarized microdroplets (+ -), with two special air-cushion protective screens with the air cushion enlarged beyond their perimeter, without any pesticide mix recycle, and 99% anti-drift effect and chemical anti-residue.
The duster “MC 2” 3P, submitted to two field experiments, the first carried out by I.S.M.A. of Monterotondo (RM) in 2003 and the second by the Department of Agri-Food Protection and Valorization (Università di Bologna) in 2007, represents a new frontier in pest control, especially in regard to organic farming. It has shown that with the electrostatic effect a Sulphur recovery of 29-30%, drastically reducing the visible losses caused by product drift in the environment. In addition to these advantages, that are: the possibility to operate during the day even in areas where the dusters are allowed only during the night and the convenience to combine dusts and water at the diffuser’s outlet.
This innovative model maximizes the control of drift losses in pesticide treatments to the modern vineyards and orchards, even with hail control,
intertwined with the rural housing or near sensitive to protected areas. Since in various regional regulations it is compulsory for sprayers equipped with fans to close in certain critical situations only the air or the liquid and air together, this Model, equipped among other things with a highly efficient patented Anti-drip System (Patent n. 0001399134), no longer has to close even the air in these circumstances, because it takes advantage in an original and intelligent way this element that forms a protective barrier over the sensible areas (BUFFER ZONE).
Recently, this Mist Blower was subjected to a study(in italian) “Valutazione comparativa in frutteto sui dispositivi per la riduzione della deriva presenti sul modello M612-Südtirol – Martignani“, which Final Report stated: “The regulation of the Mist Blower with outlets parallel to the treated row – and the consequent formation of an air curtain that protects the adjacent rows – in combination with the electrostatic charge system, made it possible to completely avoid any pollution of the Golden Reinders’ row”.
Signed: Dr. Gino Angeli (Study director)