LIFE Farm, Fresh Fruit ENV/ES/00349

Pulverizadores Fede leads the project LIFE – F3 (LIFE Farm, Fresh Fruit ENV/ES/00349) which has received the support of the European Union within the LIFE + Climate Action program, which aims to promote projects that really contribute to reducing the emission of greenhouse gases and the greenhouse effect providing success results.

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The LIFE – F3 project (LIFE Farm, Fresh Fruit ENV / ES / 00349) aims to demonstrate how the H3O technology performs intelligent and precision treatments adapting the spraying to the Tree Row Volume (TRV). In the framework of the project, real use case tests will be carried out to obtain results that prove the significant decrease in the environmental impact of the spraying task in the high-value crops sector thanks to the use of H3O technology:

  • Reduction up to the 25% in the use of water and pesticides compared to conventional sprays.
  • Reduction of fuel consumption by up to 4 l/h.
  • Decrease of noise pollution by 15 dBA.
  • Obtaining the real traceability of the treatments.
  • Adjustment of the Smartomizer H3O for the use of biopesticides suitable for organic farming.

There are currently over 200 Smartomizer H3O sprayers working in high-value crops fields all around the world. The LIFE program co-finances projects that demonstrate the effectiveness and efficiency of the technologies, tools and methodologies that can be adapted to the environmental policies of the European Union to achieve its objectives against climate change:

  • Life – F3 significantly contributes to the EU’s Biodiversity Strategy, specifically to Target 1 to “Protect species and habitats” and Target 3 to “Achieve more sustainable agriculture and forestry”.
  • Life – F3 promotes compliance of the EU’s Sustainable Use directives 2009/128/EC, demanding integrated pest management and directive 2016/2031/EC demanding a proportionate and effective response to plant health threats through a combination of technological, ecological and institutional management. In fact, the development of cloud based precision agriculture is the first step to mainstream Integrated Pest Management (IPM)
  • Life – F3 is fully aligned with the EU’s Ecodesign Working Plan 2016-2019, the EU Action Plan for the Circular Economy, and the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Pulverizadores Fede, thanks to the LIFE-F3 project, will carry out case use tests of the H3O technology in real contexts, with the collaboration of Elaia (Portugal) and Viñas del Vero (Spain), in olive trees and vineyard plantations respectively, to quantitatively demonstrate their positive environmental impact. Among thiese partners, Pulverizadores Fede will have the support of the official distributors Tractomoz and Vibasa to carry out the tests and trials.

Field tests establish impact of the H3O technology in terms of:

  • Fuel consumption and pesticide cost reduction in euros.
  • Water consumption reduction in liters.
  • CO2, CH4 and NO2 reduction in tons.

Another important point of the LIFE program is the transfer of the information in order to maximize the impact of the new technology implementation. In this sense, Pulverizadores Fede will create a certification program during the development of the LIFE-F3 project.

This program has the goal of educating and training the H3O technology distributors in order they learn how to start up and use both the precision sprayers and the iCloud services of the digital platform to which it is connected. Thanks to this specialized training, professionals will be able to use all functionalities related to traceability and total control of treatments.

To do so, Pulverizadores Fede will create a website and an APP that will contain teaching materials (guides, manuals, presentations and video tutorials). Also, these learning tools will include online exams with which professionals can demonstrate the understanding of the content so they can obtain their certification in the use of new digital technologies that perform a sustainable protection of the high-value crops.


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