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Bad weather for Rumex, ARA arrives in the fields!

Successful Rumex campaign in Switzerland

Since March and depending on the weather, several of our ARA spraying robots have been working in the fields of Switzerland. The first users were Thomas Estermann AG, an agricultural contractor in the Lucerne region, Andrey & Schafer Entreprise de travaux agricoles SA, an agricultural services company based in the canton of Fribourg,  the fenaco-LANDI group and their new technological platform Innovagri and, of course, our official distributor for French- and German-speaking Switzerland, the Precision Centre of the Bucher Landtechnik Group.

We were very happy to receive the feedback from these privileged users and their beautiful photos on social networks! There are tough times ahead for Mr Rumex! He’s got to watch out. ARA is coming to the countryside!

Here we share with you the first feedback from our experiences in the field.  Here we are! After years of development, testing and discussions with the farmers who helped develop the ARA spraying robot, our technology is ready to take on the weeds and care for the crops.

 

First impressions after the treatment and the results three weeks later

Video 1: At the end of March 2021, an ARA was busy in the fields of Mr Bezançon, a farmer in Goumoëns-la-Ville, spraying only the Rumex.

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BEFORE. Video 1: Ultra-localised treatment of Rumex by the ARA

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After. Video 2, three weeks later

Video 2: Three weeks later, we went to see the results and were pleased to discover concrete proof of the effectiveness of the precision spraying! Only the Rumex was affected, and it is dying.
Score: ARA 1 – Rumex 0

The reality in the field and testimonies

An example of feedback from the agricultural services company Andrey & Schafer SA in Fribourg, dated 30 April:

« The #ARA_sprayer, our new spraying technology, has been in operation with our customers for a few weeks now and the feedback has been beyond our expectations!
Many customers wanted to test it on a few hectares first, only to call us back 10 days 95%, and the results are still impressive.
Many thanks to our customers, who trusted us. We are delighted to be one of only 4 owners of this machine in Switzerland!
Congratulations to ecoRobotix for this invention, which is great for agriculture and the environment. »

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Facebook post, translation: Romain Kolly > Your machine does an excellent job. The company Andrey & Schafer came to treat rumex on 5 ha, we are very happy with the result. Congratulations to the whole ecoRobotix team.

Working together to drastically reduce the use of phytosanitary products.

Our customers’ satisfaction is, obviously, our top priority, so all feedback is valuable to us. We designed the ARA sprayer through close cooperation with farmers. The robot is now as close as possible to their needs.
If you would like to see a demonstration of the ARA or learn more about it, please contact our service providers or our distributor ;-).

Links:

The Precision Centre of the Bucher Landtechnik Group, our official distributor for French- and German-speaking Switzerland

Thomas Estermann AG, an agricultural contractor in the Lucerne region

Andrey & Schafer Entreprise de travaux agricoles SA, an agricultural services company based in the canton of Fribourg

The fenaco-LANDI group and their new technological platform Innovagri