Providing tools for a herbicide-free world.
Advanced power electrophysics for clean weed control
Electroherb™: the non-chemical crop protection alternative
Advanced power electrophysics for clean weed control
Providing tools for a herbicide-free world.
Advanced power electrophysics for clean weed control
Electroherb™: the non-chemical crop protection alternative
Advanced power electrophysics for clean weed control
Providing tools for a herbicide-free world.
Advanced power electrophysics for clean weed control
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Zasso Brasil Electric Weeding at Quinta da Baronesa, in Bragança Paulista, São Paulo

The Zasso Brazil team, led by our commercial manager and agronomist, Emilio Garnham, presented the Capina Elétrica in Bragança Paulista at the Quinta da Baronesa condominium.

The Urban Electric Weeding equipment was operated on the condominium guides, gutters, sidewalks and cycle paths, eliminating weeds without damaging concrete and asphalt. The portable equipment IZI has been shown to be efficient in the gardens without drifting or damaging the lawn.

Quinta da Baronesa is located between Itatiba and Bragança Paulista, the condominium has a riding center, clubs, golf and a lot of care for the environment.

They already have actions such as the total preservation of green areas and enrichment of existing natural resources, own water collection, treatment and distribution station, own sewage treatment station, reuse of water for irrigation of common areas, grassy sidewalks, favoring the water infiltration into the soil, liquid and solid waste recycling, among others.

The use of Electric Weeding is one of the initiatives aimed at quality of life and the environment, the best solution for those looking for efficiency in forest without herbicides:

  • Completely free of any chemical agent.
  • Environmentally sustainable and socially responsible.
  • Up to 20x faster than other weeding methods.
  • Certified for use on organic crops.
  • Controls plants resistant to other weeding methods.
  • It does not harm the health of the population;
  • Economical
  • High power electronics use only lightning strikes to control weeds!

IZI results on Novelli Junior Stadium lawn shows the efficiency of Zasso technology

Our partner GreeLeaf, who is in charge of the Ituano Novelli Junior Stadium lawns, welcomed us for a demonstration of IZI, our Portable Electric Weeding Equipment.

See the result after 1 week of application, the preserved lawn and only the weeds chosen in the application were COMPLETELY DRY, and without making use of herbicides.

Why choose Zasso Electric Weeding?

What may seem like a simple and millennial practice denotes much more sophistication than many realize. Weeding has various types and different methods, which we will discuss and compare with Electric Weeding. It is important to consider the best weeding method for each area for a number of factors, for example: if it affects soil quality, microorganisms, crops, water sources, weeding health and the surrounding population, environmental impacts, laws and restrictions on responsible agencies, among others.

Weeding is known as weeding, which the dictionaries explain to us as “Clearing the ground of grass or any weeds.” Or the expression carpir, which detonates in grief and whining. This sense comes from the Latin CARPERE, which means “spoon” or “pluck”, used as “plucking hair or beard in pain”, bringing with it this feeling of grief. Breathing was not an easy task, it took a lot of physical effort.

Nowadays it only maintains the sense of “weeding, weeding”, because with technological advances this practice does not have to be painful and difficult. Get to know some types of weeding and compare with Electric Weeding:

  • Hand weeding is the oldest form of weeding. It consists of plucking plants by hand or with the aid of hoe and other hand tools.
  • Plow weeding is common in agriculture, the plow is an instrument that revolves the land and with it weeds. It can be made with manual plow, with animal or mechanical traction.
  • Mechanical  weeding is weeding techniques that use mechanical equipment, tractors and other machines. Usually they are equipment that revolve the earth where they pass.
  • Weeding is the technique of eliminating weeds through chemical agents, herbicides are sprayed on unwanted plants. It is the technique that generates the most debate, as the use of some substances can be harmful to health and the environment. Anvisa already restricts this technique in Brazilian municipalities and many groups discuss this use also in agriculture.

Weeding is an alternative that consists in killing invasive weeds through controlled electrical discharges applied directly to unwanted plants. It is a Brazilian technology that uses high power electronics for bush control, the lightning strikes the leaves and travel the plant to its roots, thus eliminating them completely. Eliminates herbicide-resistant plants, such as the bush.

Our Electric Weeding technology is totally herbicide free, much more delicate with the ground than other methods and fully mechanized, meaning the operator does everything inside the truck or tractor.

We also offer a manual option, our portable IZI equipment, which with the same technology kills the bush in a focused manner with a few seconds of application and almost no effort from those who operate.

It is also the best alternative for those seeking solutions in organic crops, as free of herbicides and chemical agents national and international certifications can be issued to producers who use our equipment. In addition, being herbicide free is essential for urban uses, as Anvisa restricts chemical control of weeds in all Brazilian municipalities. We offer Electric Urban Weeding for this control on guides, gutters and sidewalks.

Our Electric Weeding is a sustainable, non-polluting and non-aggressive alternative to health. Maintains the quality of the soil and its microorganisms. For more information about Zasso Brazil Electric weeding, please contact us.

Introducing Zasso Weeding in Joinville

Introducing Zasso Weeding in Joinville

In July 2018, the Urban Electric Weeding was in demonstrations in Joinville, Santa Catarina. Introducing the technology and attesting the efficiency of the bush without herbicides to the guests.

Our commercial manager, Flavio Pellegrinelli, accompanied by our representative in the state, Anselmo Cadorin, and our partner MarBrasil, represented by Dauren Monteiro, received during the two days demos, mayors, secretaries, businessmen and others interested in Electric Weeding.

Safe for the environment and health of the population, weeding is totally free of poison! Anvisa restricts the use of herbicides in all Brazilian municipalities, which are subject to a fine. Weeding is made exclusively with electricity. A technology that controls unwanted plants with lightning strikes. It can be applied through different equipment in various environments such as urban, agricultural, forestry, domestic, among others. Safe for the environment and population health.

The electrical energy required for proper control is applied through an active electrode, which touches the leaves (aerial system) of the target plant. The electric current applied by the active electrode travels the circuit between the leaves (aerial system), roots (root system), soil and passive electrode, which may be in contact with the soil or other plants. The death of the plant occurs by the destruction of the vascular bundles (xylem and phloem) through which the sap of the plant flows. There is no residual effect or residue after application.

Guide, gutter and sidewalk cleaning operations were successful and results can already be observed at the test sites. In urban applications like this, it can be up to 20x faster than other weeding methods.

View photos and videos in the gallery.

Zasso is featured in “Brazil Agtech Market Map”

Agtech Market Brasil

“Brazil Agtech Market Map” is a publication that highlights companies and startups that have been innovating in the Brazilian market.

In recent decades, Brazil has moved from a net food importer to an agricultural powerhouse. It overtook Australia and Canada to position itself as the second largest agricultural exporter on the planet. The South American country is the world’s largest producer of orange juice, coffee and sugar and second in soy, ethanol and beef. In terms of exports, Brazil leads the block in soybean, beef, poultry, coffee, sugar, ethanol, orange juice and comes second in corn. Brazil is also one of the top five producers and exporters of cotton, pork and cocoa. It is safe to say that Brazil’s locomotive is agribusiness. It is the most dynamic engine of the economy and represents about 50% of the country’s exports and 23% of GDP. The sector has become so globally integrated and important to the domestic economy that it has become immune to the region’s economic and political volatilities; While Brazil faced one of its worst recessions, with GDP shrinking by more than 3.3% in 2016, agribusiness GDP grew by more than 3%. Scientific and technological advances have also contributed to this success. EMBRAPA, founded in 1973 by the government, is the biggest tropical agriculture research institute in the world and has developed hundreds of innovations for Brazilian farmers. But perhaps its most important contribution was the epic transformation of Brazil’s semi-arid Cerrado from inhospitable land to the world’s new granary. This involved mass application of limestone and breeding rhizobium bacteria to reduce soil acidity and fix nitrogen. EMBRAPA has also taken the lead in biotechnology, genetically enhancing brachiaria grass and soybean plant, making them both highly suited to the semi-arid region. Together, this has enabled large-scale cattle and grain production operations in the region today.

1. Before the Farm
An integrated network of agtech startups including input manufacturers (seeds, beneficial insects, microbes, fertilizers and plant nutrition), digital acquisition and border diagnostics (genomics etc.), equipment sharing platforms and fintech intersection with agtech, where Capital is a basic input for carrying out agricultural activities.

2. Inside the Farm
These include farm management software, mass education platforms, pest monitoring and monitoring platforms, remote sensing and image data processing (eg IoT, Drones, etc.), equipment and machinery.

3. After the Farm
As food it leaves the farm, a vast distribution and marketing network, food processing, energy, traceability and assurance, storage and monitoring, restaurant market and food innovations that meet new consumer demands.

Read full article here

Neudorff and Zasso form joint venture in the Consumer Segment in Europe

W. Neudorff GmbH KG and Zasso GmbH intensify their cooperation and have formed a joint venture. With the formation of a joint venture, both companies are breaking new ground in weed management.

The joint venture develops completely new methods of weed management without the use of herbicides. With the help of electrophysical forces, both the shoot parts and the roots of the weed plants are destroyed. This advanced technology protects the environment and can therefore be used in areas that until now have posed major challenges in weed management.This approach opens up completely new possibilities for weed control. This innovative technology makes it possible, for example, to use it on sealed surfaces, which is generally taboo for herbicides. The companies are currently working together on the practical introduction of this disruptive technology.

About Neudorff:
Neudorff develops and produces environmentally friendly plant protection products, organic fertilizers, peat-free soils and many other plant care products for natural gardening. The company attaches particular importance to environmentally friendly active ingredients that originate from nature wherever possible. Many products are developed and tested in our own research department.
Due to its extensive activities in the field of sustainability, Neudorff has already received many awards.

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Zasso Group AG opens Zasso France and Raises Further Equity Financing

The newly found Zasso France SAS entity helps the group to further accelerate Zasso’s expansion into this strategic market. Zasso France SAS will formalize local partnerships, conduct research projects with technical institutes, as well as disseminate its pioneering technology through public demonstrations.

To support such development, Zasso closed an equity financing from existing Zasso shareholders, demonstrating their
commitment to further development and growth of the Zasso Group AG. To secure its fast growth the Zasso Group AG Board is happy to announce that it has closed a new equity financing round for its German operation, Zasso GmbH, from existing shareholders, to sustain tremendous development in its weed control business.

 

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Zasso announces the first members of its Advisory Board

Zasso is pleased to announce the formation of its Advisory Board. This board will help shape and guide
the strategy of Zasso Digital Herbicide, working closely with the leadership team, to capitalize on future
growth opportunities.
The initial appointments are Mr. Philippe Herve, Mr. Marcus Heppner and Mr. Jean-Pierre Ergas.

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Innovative Physical Potato Haulm Desiccation With High-Voltage Electricity

Innovative Physical Potato Haulm Desiccation With High-Voltage Electricity

 

AACHEN, Germany, March 16, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — 

First experiences in residue-free haulm desiccation from project ElektroSiKa by the Landwirtschaftskammer Niedersachsen (LowerSaxony Chamber of Agriculture) and Zasso.

The haulm desiccation in potatoes has developed into a complex process over the last few years. In addition to the actual termination of plant and tuber growth by siccation of the potato plants, it also takes further physiological aspects of product quality into account. Against this backdrop, the uncertainty about the pending reapproval of the active ingredient Diquat has led to the fact that the potato industry, and in particular the “Fachkommis-sion Technik der Union der Deutschen Kartoffelwirtschaft” (Technical Commission of the Union of the German Potato Industry) (UNIKA), made an effort to identify innovative solutions for haulm desiccation at an early stage. Overall, the approach using siccation with a high-voltage electrical current showed the greatest chances of success. In a project (ElektroSiKa) funded by the German Government’s special purpose fund held at the Landwirtschaftliche Rentenbank, the Lower Saxony Chamber of Agriculture and the system manufacturer Zasso GmbH, Aachen, have been investigating the first deployment of this purely physical haulm desiccation process in potatoes since late summer 2017. The assessment criteria of the trials carried out at the test station in Dethlingen include not only the actual siccation, but also its effects on the outer and inner quality of the crop as well as the shelf life of the tubers. The method, which has so far been used exclusively in weed control, is based on the fact that an electrical current is introduced into the leaves of the plants as a high-voltage direct current via a flexible metal applicator and then flows systemically through the stems as well as near-surface root areas right down into the soil, and the circuit is then closed with a second applicator. The high voltage causes cell walls to be destroyed, which interrupts the water transport in the vascular bundles as well as impairs the photosynthesis apparatus.

The first results from a randomized plot trial at the Dethlingen test station with nine haulm desiccation variants in two potato varieties have shown that haulm desiccation with the Zasso Electroherb method leads to comparable degrees of plant drying, both with and without haulm topping, in only one pass. The sugar, starch and glycoalkaloid contents all showed no changes. The germination behavior of the physically haulm desiccated potatoes is also within the range of the known desiccation processes. This confirms the basic functionality of the Zasso Electroherb method for reducing haulm in potatoes, with the inner and outer quality of the tubers to become the focus of further experiments in 2018. In order to systematically minimize the risk of possible impairments to the tuber quality, the exact experiments will be extended to other varieties and different soil moisture levels in the cultivation period 2018. Practical applications on larger areas are also planned, in order to better understand the fundamental influencing factors on siccation and quality as well as to further develop and minimize the required energy dosage. The main aim is to achieve the greatest possible concentration gap between the dosage for the desired main effect and the additional effects when overdosed and thus to provide a robust distance for practical field use. In this context, Zasso will employ a new generation of modular and small-area self-controlling high-voltage units for the test year 2018.

The project partners expect a large range of further insights from the 2018/2019 test season, also with regard to the necessary energy requirements, the potato quality and the effort for the desired general reduction of food and environmental pollution through this residue-free physical process. It is planned to present the Zasso Electro-herb method to a wide audience of experts at the PotatoEurope (12 to 13 September 2018, Rittergut Bockerode, near Hanover), as part of a special show on alternative haulm desiccation processes in potatoes.

Zasso would already like to take this opportunity to thank all those involved for the excellent, trusting and highly competent cooperation in the promotion of innovative developments for a future-oriented agriculture.

For further information please contact
Michael Spier
info@zasso.com

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Zasso will present electric weeding in the USA

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Zasso presents electric weeding in the USA

Zasso, the world leader in innovative weed and weed control technologies, attended the Ag Innovation Showcase, one of the world’s largest agricultural innovation fairs in the United States, in September 2017.

“It will be a great opportunity to bring our weeding technology to the largest market in the world: the United States,” said Sergio Coutinho, CEO of Zasso Brazil. “We believe our technology will generate the same interest in the US market players that occurred in Europe and Brazil,” he said.

The event brought together, in the city of Saint Louis, the world’s leading agricultural innovators. In its seventh edition it aims to discuss the convergence of various technologies in platforms that lead agribusiness to a major leap in productivity with sustainability.

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