Today agriculture and the primary sector plays an important role in the economy of developed countries: in the European Union the surface addressed to the agrobusiness production represents the 40% of the total.
Looking to the future, the trend is focused on organic farming, boosted by the increasing ecological culture and by an attentive cientele, more and more informed about their food purchases.
Since agriculture is a very old activity, over the centuries different techniques and equipment have been developed to cultivate the field and take care of the land.
From the oxen-drawn plough to the most modern machines, engineering techniques have found in the agriculture a perfect field for evolving.
Furthermore, the figure of the farmer has changed from a simple countryman to an agriculture entrepreneur: this one is focused not only on the cultivation but also on the expansion of its business and on the best solution to knock down costs still producing quality products thanks to new techniques and products.
Agriculture technologies have been developed according to the characteristics of the soil and the kind of cultivation: in case of fruit trees, it is quite common that rows are placed on narrow areas, on steep slopes and in very tight corridors.
In these contexts, so particular and different, it is necessary to be equipped with machines of reduced dimensionsspec, ideal to work among trees without damaging them or without ruin the soil.
Crops, especially fruit trees and vineyards, requires different treatments depending on the season and this requires a constant engagement for farmers.
In autumn and winter, it is necessary to prepare the land, by milling the soil with tools such as harrow and tiller. Then it is time to sow and to create corridors for irrigation with a catenary. During spring and for the whole summer period until the harvesting it is necessary to protect the flower and the fruit through pesticide treatments with the help of a sprayer. Moreover, it is always good to protect trees from the potential damage of bugs or moulds, by cutting grass and shrubs at the base with mulching heads or cutting bars.
It is important to have machines able to adapt to different kind of jobs, multifunction and enough powerful and resistant.
Mankind has always cultivated the land, working hard for enjoy the fruits of the labor: from the first basic techniques to the most modern and advanced technologies, agriculture machinery have always been developed for making the work easier, and for having a better-quality product.