EDP, all the machinery "on the net"

Yesterday was the second day of EIMA Digital Preview dedicated to technological innovation, with seminars and conferences on the sector's salient issues. Thirty events took place on the platform, from those relating to 4.0 systems to those on remote technical support and new professional skills for mechanization.

The programme of seminars and conferences offered by EIMA Digital Preview ranges across the board from more technical topics to socio-political issues linked to agriculture, as well as the role of technological innovations in the field of agricultural machinery. 30 events we held yesterday - the second of the five days of EDP - beginning with the meeting of the Accademia dei Georgofili, aimed at describing the contribution that this prestigious institution has made, in its long history, to the development of agricultural mechanization. In terms of academic activities, the lectures held within the EIMA Campus on topics such as the mechanization of nuts and digital innovation in olive growing are noteworthy. The presentation of the 30th edition of the Club of Bologna, which will take place as part of the physical Eima in 2021, is also particularly interesting. The meeting promoted by the University of Florence on precision agriculture, and in particular on the “Sparkle” research project, is also of great interest, just like the conference on the theme "Remote support: close to customers even from far away", promoted by L'Informatore Agrario, which offered an overview of the systems that use the internet for technical support to farms and workers, optimizing the service and improving it in terms of cost-effectiveness and timeliness. The meeting promoted by FederUnacoma regarding the IFTS Digital Farming Specialist training course was also held to discuss the subject of new professional roles. Numerous seminars promoted by the manufacturers, such as those by Netafim on precision irrigation, by Rivulis on the subject of innovation in the irrigation sector, and by Irritec on the range of solutions for the use of water resources, while Caprari held its conference on the new submersible electric pumps. Freudenberg Filtration Technologies spoke about air filtration in the driver's cabs of mechanical vehicles, and Cobo covered 4.0 systems applied to agricultural machinery. The meeting promoted by AMA was dedicated to the new "Proline" protection spoiler for homokinetic cardans, while in the late afternoon a live event was held to present the new range of McCormick X7,6VT - Drive tractors, one of the flagships of the Argo Tractors group. The last event of the day was the conference promoted by the Agroalimentare CDO on the theme of "Farm to Fork strategies: the agricultural machines already exists ... Let's go and discover them", which offered an overview of how mechanization can now facilitate supply chain policies and improve the quality and healthiness of agricultural productions. On the first day, the on-line events were followed by an audience of almost 7 thousand people, including those who followed the events live and those who connected for webinars, This confirms the keen interest in the wide range of topics covered. On the second day, the figure relating to the participants in events and conferences exceeded 10 thousand people. As for the total number of users of the platform (including therefore all the people who visited the exhibition, also browsing among the stands of the exhibiting industries), the first day recorded a total of 21,500 users, while the second a total of over 22,000.

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EIMA Digital Preview, a project "in progress"

The digital platform will be perfected quickly, to support the promotional activities of agricultural machinery companies. Over 59 thousand accesses were recorded in the five days of the EDP review, and about 10 thousand users participated in on-line seminars and conferences on salient issues of agricultural mechanization. President Malavolti extended his special thanks to the Minister of Agriculture Teresa Bellanova, and to the representatives of the government and institutions who took part in the EDP event.

EDP, the issue of safety in the foreground

EIMA Digital Preview, the first virtual exhibition of agricultural machinery, dedicated Saturday 14 November to the issues of safety, ergonomics, and the prevention of accidents at work in the primary sector. The prevention of accidents with tractors and the devices aimed at improving the well-being of the operator on board the self-propelled machines.

Agronomy, safety and communication: the topics on the EDP calendar

The fourth day of the digital review of agricultural mechanics featured many events centred on cultivation techniques and on the topic of safety, but also on aspects related to information in the sector. A Yearbook brings together all the professionals who deal with communication in the sector's companies, in the competent bodies, and in the specialized media.

“The machine that I would like”: young people speak

The competition between agricultural institutes to develop new agricultural machinery "concepts", promoted by Agia (CIA) and FederUnacoma, was presented as part of the EDP. The projects will have to refer to specific mechanical means for internal areas, useful for revitalizing the range of activities that are possible in a rural environment. The award ceremony will be held at EIMA in Bologna in 2021.

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