From June 2021, Rovensa Group, Belchim Crop Protection, FMC Corporation join forces with ADAMA, BASF, Certis Europe, Corteva Agriscience, Nufarm and Syngenta to introduce easyconnect closed transfer system(CTS) into the European market.
The easyconnect CTS is developed for liquid crop protection products and consists of two components: a unique cap – pre-fitted on the containers – and a coupler, which together establish the CTS.
“We welcome Belchim, FMC and Rovensa joining us in our commitment to provide farmers an innovative solution to fill their sprayers faster and more easily, with increased safety for them and the environment,” explained Louise Brinkworth, Stewardship Leader EMEA, Corteva Agriscience, and chair of the easyconnect CTS Working Group steering committee. “Now, we are a total of nine agricultural industry leaders offering farmers an even broader choice of products compatible with easyconnect.”
“The easyconnect CTS is perfectly in line with our commitment to help farmers to handle the crop protection products safely for health and environment. We are supporting the European Green Deal project and we want to be an active player, helping in the achievement of the defined goals. We are joining an impressive group of agriculture industry leaders, all together, we will contribute and help agriculture to reach new levels of health and safety standards,” explained Eric van Innis, CEO of Rovensa Group.
The first market launch is expected in Denmark and the Netherlands in 2022, followed by France, Germany and the United Kingdom in 2023. Other countries are likely to follow.
Developed by BASF in collaboration with third-party equipment manufacturers, easyconnect has been extensively tested on-farm across Europe since 2015. Based on farmers’ feedback, the system has been steadily improved in terms of handling and speed, making filling faster than via the commonly used induction hopper.
About easyconnect and the easyconnect Working Group
easyconnect is a closed transfer system (CTS) for liquid crop protection products that consists of two components: a unique cap – pre-fitted on the containers – and a coupler. It makes filling the sprayer faster, easier and safer than conventional methods. Developed by BASF in collaboration with third-party equipment manufacturers, easyconnect is accessible to all interested parties in the market. The easyconnect Working Group consists of interested companies that are piloting easyconnect in selected countries. As of June 2021, they are ADAMA, BASF, Belchim Crop Protection, Certis Europe, Corteva Agriscience, FMC Corporation, Nufarm, Rovensa Group and Sygenta.