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Nufarm and crop.zone launch Hybrid Electric Crop Protection

The NUCROP solution combines chemical and physical processes to create a sustainable method of weed control.

Australian crop protection and specialty seed company Nufarm and German ag-tech start-up crop.zone are announcing the launch of NUCROP – Hybrid Electric Crop Protection. Through its Early Adopters Program, the sustainable alternative for weed management is now available to farmers and contractors in Germany, France, Belgium and the Netherlands.

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Plants are pre-treated with a conductive liquid, acceptable for organic use, and then an electrical charge is applied. - Photo: crop.zone
Plants are pre-treated with a conductive liquid, acceptable for organic use, and then an electrical charge is applied. - Photo: crop.zone

Electrical charge

The NUCROP solution combines chemical and physical processes to create a sustainable method of weed control. By pre-treating plants with conductive liquid, acceptable for organic use, and then applying electrical charge, the solution can control weeds with a very high degree of efficiency and lower energy consumption than conventional weeding technologies.

Also read: Nufarm and Crop.Zone use electricity to control weeds

Early Adopters Program

In the Early Adopters program, Nufarm and crop.zone team up with selected channel partners in Germany, France, Belgium and the Netherlands and offer farmers and contractors access to NUCROP technology. The Early Adopters Program will focus on several crops and applications, with a strong focus on potato desiccation in 2021. Other uses are in trailing phase and will be available to farmers shortly.

The NUCROP technology is to offer farmers and contractors an alternative to chemical solutions at competitive prices, especially for those crops where chemical weed control options have been reduced and where alternative technologies are required.

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