CEMA key partner in INNOSETA EU project: assessing the use & promoting the adoption of most advanced spraying equipment tools.
Last 6th of March, the STOA workshop on “Farming without agro-chemicals: Can we grow without using herbicides, fungicides and insecticides?” was held at the European Parliament. STOA is the Panel for the Future of Science and Technology tasked with identifying and assessing the impact of new and emerging science and technologies. Launched in 1987, the Panel forms an integral part of the structure of the European Parliament and consists of 25 MEPs nominated from the nine permanent parliamentary committees.The workshop addressed the use of agro-chemicals in agriculture. During the discussion, one point agreed by mostly all the workshop’s participants was the crucial role of digital farming technologies for contributing to more targeted application and reduction of pesticide use. In particular, precision spraying technologies were mentioned during the debate as one of the most valuable possible solutions to reduce the use of agro-chemicals and, more in general, the environmental impact of agriculture.
CEMA particularly welcomed the point above, considering this as an important endorsement to the H2020 project INNOSETA.