“With martignani I managed to save up to 7500 € per year”
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Mr. Vito Pastore is the owner of the Pastore di Noicattaro farm. He has cultivated 15 hectares of table grape vineyards for many years and for many years, exactly 15, he has been using Martignani electrostatic charge sprayers.
He owns two M612 Whirlwind Compact 600-liter trailed sprayers, he bought the first in 2005 the other a few years later.
Compared to the use of conventional sprayers, Mr. Pastore immediately observed a saving in time and use of chemical products. “With the Martignani sprayers I saved about 7,5 hours hectare/year” which overall (since it owns 15 hectares) becomes 112,5 less hours of work per year, or 19 working days if we consider 6 hours of work per day.
At an economic level, this time saving is equivalent to € 1500,00 per year, considering a daily rate, gross of the contribution, of € 80,00.
Phytosanitary Management and Savings
In the phytosanitary management of the vineyard, Mr. Pastore employs:
– 300 litres per hectare in the early vegetative stages
– 150 litres per hectare in mid-season
– 80 litres per hectare in pre-harvest with the bunch at maximum growth
In this way, the product saving is between 10% and 15% on the label dose (350/400 € / hectare / year).
If we consider the related savings (time, labor, chemical product), Mr. Pastore has paid for the sprayer in two years and has managed to save, in some cases, up to € 500,00 per hectare / year.
These data confirmed by the customer regarding the savings derive from the long season of treatments in his table grape crops and from the cost of chemical products. So they are certified.