Technological innovation for the viticultural industry.

A new system to reduce and recycle pesticide drift and monitor usage – reducing health risks and financial costs for growers.

Challenge:

Develop a user-centered solution that assists in the cultivation of wine grapes, making the process more efficient, safe and enjoyable.

The Solution:

A light weight pesticide spraying system that uses a new air curtain system to reduce the amount of pesticide drift by up to 30%. The accompanying software monitors output and collates data required by law for growers to provide when selling their crops.

The Impact:

The reduction in pesticide drift creates a safer environment for growers to work in, prevents pesticides and fungicides from affecting neighbouring crops, and reduces costs through recycling waste pesticide. Reductions in Carbon Monoxide or CO emissions from diesel fumes as the trailer can be easily refilled without having to return to the farm. The product is currently being taken further into the R+D cycle by Yanmar.

Nick
Industrial Design
Swinburne University

Natsumi
Graphic Design Post Grad
Kyoto Institute of Technology

Ourdia
Communication Design
Swinburne University

Kazutaka
Design Engineering Managment
Kyoto Institute of Technology

Juan
Civil Engineering
Swinburne University

Ruposh
Architecture
Kyoto Institute of Technology

Yosuke
Industrial Design
Kyoto Institute of Technology

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