The LIFE-F3 project will demonstrate the significant environmental impact reduction of phytosanitary treatments carried out with the H3O technology.

Pulverizadores Fede leads the LIFE-F3 project (LIFE Farm, Fresh Fruit ENV / ES / 00349) which will validate how the H3O technology reduces the environmental impact of phytosanitary treatments while maintaining their effectiveness and improving their efficiency. This technology allows the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions (CO2, CH4, N2O), the reduction of the use of water and pesticides, as well as the improvement of performance.

During 2020, a field test was carried out on the Arbequina olive variety in the Herdade do Outeiro farm of Nutrifarms, one of the most important olive producers in the world.

In this case, the application of the treatment was made with a Smartomizer Futur H3O M120 M2.0. The calibration of the equipment was configured based on the agronomic characteristics of the vegetation. The results showed a potential reduction of the volume of application of 17.65% maintaining a covering superior to 10% in all the points sampled.

This efficiency entails potential savings of more than €19,000 per year in phytosanitary treatments if the 314 hectares were treated with H3O LIFE-F3 equipment.

The conclusions of the test highlight the homogeneity of the covering and the concentration of the spraying in the plant’s mass. This focus and concentration means the reduction of the drift, meaning less loss of the product in ground and air.


26% of reduction in greenhouse gases due to the performance improvement

The treatments carried out in Nutrifarms fields have achieved a potential reduction of 26% in greenhouse gases emissions, as a consequence of the 35% work performance increase, which leads to significant savings in the use of fuel.

These results confirm that the great reduction of the environmental impact of the phytosanitary treatments by using Pulverizadores Fede equipment that incorporates the H3O technology.

Life F3 | LIFE18 ENV/ES/000349, with the contribution of the LIFE Programme of the European Union.