A machine that uses steam to disinfect the soil with excellent results is finally available. It is semi-moving, suitable for both protected crops and open fields and works in all cases where soil fatigue must be eliminated or prevented. The steam deactivates nematodes, fungi and weed seeds with an entirely organic principle.
"Biovap uses steam without needing chemical principles. Marco Scotta from Carmagnola developed this solution and owns the patent. Results can be proven and that is why we have completed the complicated certification procedure. Our business was established in 1975 and is currently managed by me, my father Giorgio and my daughter Sara," explains co-owner Silvia Enrico.
Silvia adds that "this soil sterilization machine is mounted on a radio-controlled crawler truck that features a stone burier. To us, this was a natural evolution from traditional generators, especially since it saves us having to prepare all the equipment, thus helping us reduce labor costs."
There are two models available: the larger has a 1000 kg/hour vapor generator, while the smaller has a 650 kg/hour generator. The steam is injected into the soil at a depth of 20-25 cm. A film is immediately placed to cover the sterilized surface so as to make the treatment more effective.
"Over the years, we developed other solutions such as machines for the cutting and harvesting of basil, potters and pot conveyors, but Biovap is our bet for the future."
Ingauna Vapore S.r.l.
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