Editorial

… you must run at least twice as fast as that!

The owner of a well-known manufacturer of equipment for soil tillage and sowing confides to me that this year his company expects to participate, directly, in seventy trade fairs. Most in Europe, many…

Machines and sustainability

Sustainable is the process that achieves the aim of production by minimizing the impact on the environment. In agriculture the reduction of impacts is pursued by reducing energy consumption, giving priority to renewable…

Electrified by the future

Anyone with passion or curiosity for the world of motors and cars, is witnessing today, maybe incredulous, maybe skeptical, the electric car revolution. Only two years ago nobody was expecting the speeding up…

Hunger for horticulture …

High specialization, high productivity, high standardization of the production. Nothing seems to be actually missing in the horticulture sector. Yet, maybe it’s not what it looks like. The path undertaken by this sector,…

An electric future

The use of the electric energy to drive devices assembled on agricultural machines provides some interesting opportunities for manufacturers. The most frequent applications concern systems whose reactivity must be very fast, in the…

EDITORIAL

Generational change

Besides the wish (absolutely justified) of doing everything for their sons’ happiness, parents would like to transmit them the professional experience gained and, especially nowadays, grant them the opportunity of a concrete opportunity…

EDITORIAL

Variable Rate Tecnology

VRT, or Variable Rate Technology. In the flood of acronyms which for some time have flooded us, this one has often recently been mentioned in many domains concerning the world of agriculture. It…

Class 4

The organic agriculture, and even more the biodynamic agriculture, represent certainly alternative methods to conventional farming in terms of crop protection. Without details about ideological and philosophical disputes, it is therefore sure that…

EDITORIAL

Names or numbers?

Domenico Pessina, Department of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, University of Milan – Italy University of Milan – Italy   We live in a world where communication, it is well-known, is (almost) everything. A…

Editorial

A fruitful intuition

By Prof. Domenico Pessina A task force at the international level to define the best strategies for the development of agricultural mechanisation. Created in 1989 from the inspiration of the late Prof. Giuseppe…

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