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Ukraine: Coldiretti, against expensive-energy drones and farmer robots

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(ANSA) – BARI, 10 JUN – “The war in Ukraine and expensive energy push the digital revolution in the countryside with investments in drones, gps, robots, software and internet of things that reach 650 million euros to fight change climate change, save the environment and increase productivity “. This is what emerges from an estimate by Coldiretti released today on the occasion of the first national conference on precision and 4.0 agriculture held in Bari.

“A hi-tech revolution is underway in the fields – says Coldiretti Puglia – starting with the green robot ‘TED’, the two-meter-tall peasant android weighing 1600 kilos, 100% electric, connected to a satellite guide capable of performing different cultivation operations in the vineyards: it can be used – explains Coldiretti – with slopes of up to 30% for the main activities along the rows, from mechanical weeding to anti-sticking, and can work 8 hours without stopping on the most diverse soils, from the most clayey ones to the sandy ones “.

Then there is the ‘LoRAIN’ weather station that allows timely monitoring of data to plan irrigation, work in the fields, trigger alerts for possible invasions of pests and obtain highly reliable localized weather forecasts with MOS technology and virtual speed sensors. wind and global radiation. Against the parasites that threaten crops, food production – continues Coldiretti – comes ‘Smart Trapp iScout’, a trap with an integrated photographic system which, thanks to its low weight, can be hung anywhere and is autonomous thanks to the battery recharged by the solar panel.

“A profound change – concludes Coldiretti – which sees the new generations in the front row with almost one out of three agricultural enterprises (31%) that today apply precision farming techniques”. Furthermore, among young people, the use of social media to promote their activities is also highly appreciated: more than one in three young people (37%) do so, with Facebook remaining the preferred channel (71%). (HANDLE).

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Source: Ansa

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