All latest News, Equipment/Technology, Europe, UK, Ireland, News January 2021, Pressreleases, Production/Agronomy, Smart Farming, Sustainability

Potato desiccation and weed control: Nufarm and launch alternative control method

Australian crop protection and specialty seed company Nufarm and German ag-tech start-up are announcing the launch of NUCROP – Hybrid Electric Crop Protection. Through its Early Adopters Program, this sustainable alternative for weed control and potato desiccation is now available to farmers and contractors in Germany, France, Belgium and the Netherlands.

The NUCROP solution combines chemical and physical processes to create a compelling and sustainable method of weed control. By pre-treating plants with a conductive liquid, acceptable for organic use, and then applying an electrical charge, the solution can control weeds with a very high degree of efficiency and lower energy consumption than conventional weeding technologies.

In the Early Adopters program, Nufarm and team up with selected channel partners in Germany, France, Belgium and the Netherlands and offer farmers and contractors access to NUCROP technology. The Early Adopters Program focusses on several crops and applications, with a strong focus on potato desiccation in 2021.

Other uses are in a trailing phase and will be available to farmers shortly. The NUCROP technology offers farmers and contractors a real alternative to chemical solutions at competitive prices, especially for those crops where chemical weed control options have been reduced and where alternative technologies are required.

For more information, visit or

Source: Nufarm

Lukie Pieterse, Editor and Publisher of Potato News Today

Lockwood Mfg


FAM Stumabo

Tomra Food




Scotts Precision Manufacturing

Scotts Precision Manufacturing

Kiremko Strata Invicta





Solanum International

Wyma Solutions


Volm Companies


Receive email notifications when we publish news items on PNT

Please enter your email address below to receive email notifications when new posts are published.

Archive of monthly posts

Follow us on Twitter

Translate this page into your own language