Amazone has been rewarded once again for its important innovations. Before the world’s most important and biggest agriculture machinery trade show, the Innovation Commission has awarded Amazonen-Werke three silver medals.
AMAZONE has been awarded for AmaSpot, the sensor controlled individual nozzle switching with low drift injector nozzle technology. AmaSpot is an innovation that Amazone has developed in co-operation with the companies Rometron and Agrotop. The decisive innovations here include the GreenSense fluorescence sensors fitted to the sprayer boom which allow the scanning of the entire field surface and which differentiate between green plants and bare ground. In addition, the system features new pulse width frequency modulation nozzles which open and close in a split second and thus allow the on and off switching to the exact inch even at high forward speeds of up to 12.5 mph (20 km/h). This teamwork of sensors and nozzles initially enables the precise application of herbicides just to targeted areas – right down to the individual plant: The sensor detects the green plant and the nozzle applies the herbicide exactly at this position. This is how AmaSpot does away with full area total herbicide application and only treats areas where in fact weeds or volunteer grains are growing. When using glyphosate agents, between 20% and 80%, depending on the way you seed or plant, can be saved in comparison with full area treatments.