Natutec Drive

Application machinery

The Natutec Drive® is Koppert’s latest machinery innovation.

This patented system is used to apply Swirski Mite®, Thripex NXT®, Andersoni® and Spidex® to polythene tunnel strawberry crops. It is attached to a custom-made vehicle which is driven between the strawberry table-top.

The basic system works on a revolving 60 litre drum, which dispenses the predators and carrier material into a hopper, and onwards, via several delivery tubes, to the crop canopy.

The application process is controlled from a touch-screen inside the tractor cab, by simply selecting the product name and the rate of application required.

The Natutec Drive® is supplied on a lease hire basis.

natutec drive in a strawberry crop on a red tractor