Problem: Farmers' supply of an appropriate amount of chemical to treat the trees in order to control the targeted pest or disease. Too little chemical can result in an outbreak of disease or building up resistance to the chemical. Too much chemical can be hazardous to the operator, cause environmental pollution or result in residue problems on the fruit, not to mention costing extra dollars. Also, farmers need dipper penetration of chemical inside the dense canopy of trees to cure disease.
Solution: Air blast sprayers deliver chemical liquid in the form of mist that are fine droplet sizes which are optimized for delivery of plant protection and plant enhancement chemicals.
Goals and Objectives: The solution aims to help the growth of crops, reduce the expenditure on manual labour and pesticides consumption, be less time-consuming and ergonomic operation.
Implementation: Airblast sprayers are developed by the Nashik-based start-up, MITRA (Machines, Information, Technology, Resources for Agriculture) for fruits and vegetables in general, and grapes, pomegranates, citrus, mango and apple in particular.
These sprayers can be trailed or mounted on tractors thus being recognized as tractor trailed sprayers, tractor mounted sprayers. Air blast technology is being used in these sprayers to provide sufficient air output for Grape orchards/vineyards. Air blast sprayers produce mist of fine droplet sizes which are optimized for delivery of plant protection and plant enhancement chemicals. Thus they are also recognized as mist blowers. MITRA uses axial fans especially suited for different sizes of canopy of orchard trees and air Assisted Sprayer technology works as atomizer and provided complete coverage in dense canopy of orchard trees with lesser chemical consumption.
Achievements: Airblast sprayers developed are up to 30% cheaper than sprayers available in other parts of the world and take half an hour for an activity that would otherwise require four to five labourers for 5 hours. Hence farmers are claiming up to 40% chemical saving, 80% time and labour saving with 100% coverage and assurance against disease. See M.I.T.R.A customer testimonials here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLAjvujn86boii7-JNg1RKpjFoBp5xBPIw
M.I.T.R.A. Agro Equipments Pvt.Ltd.
W-184, Ambad MIDC, 422010
Nashik, Maharashtra, India
Phone & WhatsApp: +91-8888200022