HARDI’s current initiatives on innovation

As part of our commitment to a better environment, HARDI develops technologies that lead to fewer residues in food, drinking water, and the environment, thus reducing plant protection product use. The following are HARDI's current initiatives on innovative approaches to sustainability.

HARDI TWIN FORCE – Reduction of Drift up to 80% 

What is a spray drift?
According to ISO 22866, spray drift is the amount of spray material that does not reach the target due to the wind at the time of application. The drift quantity that is experienced will always be closely related to the prevailing wind speed. 

A new test by Aarhus University in Denmark, using a HARDI COMMANDER TWIN FORCE sprayer, shows that HARDI TWIN FORCE minimizes the environmental impact of spraying by lowering the consumption of plant protection products up to 30% and reduces drift by 80% at the same time. The result is close to no loss of plant protection products or contamination of adjacent areas.

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Minimal overlaps with HARDI AutoNozzleControl 

With the AutoNozzleControl system, each nozzle is controlled automatically which is unique since the sprayer works with sections of 50cm in auto mode. AutoNozzleControl also enables the controller to switch off specific nozzles, when turning on the headland and when spraying next to sensitive areas.

This feature results in minimal overlapping with ultra-precise spraying which allows farmers to save up to 10% on chemicals. Therefore contributing towards crop damage avoidance as well as minimizing environmental impacts.  

Field Mapping Integration 

The HARDI touch-screen controller series is very easy to operate while providing an optimal overview for maximum control of the spray job. As precision is key to spraying, The HC 9700 controller offers the possibility to use ISOXML field maps in conjunction with preferred farm management software. This results in applying the right dose to the right place at the right time in order to avoid excessive spraying. 

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10 Selected HARDI innovation that helped to change farming

 Since our start in 1957, HARDI has been committed to the ever-increasing demands for efficient and precise crop protection.  Over the years, HARDI has made numerous major innovations that have helped change the farming industry for a better and more sustainable farming future. 

Revolutionizing the farming industry by being the first to utilize diaphragm pumps, today HARDI’s latest innovation, GeoSelect is bringing farming into a new sustainable direction. To continue with this tradition, HARDI invests highly in Research and Development in a number of projects that are highly focused on improving technology, as better technology means minimization of crop protection products.