NUCROP is a hybrid electric crop protection solution for desiccation in potatoes. The technology offers a complement or alternative to chemical desiccation or flailing.

All advantages of NUCROP at a glance:

    • Residue-free – no waiting times
    • Better control of harvest timing: Faster action than chemical treatment
    • No negative effects on potato quality
    • Can be used in combination with conventional methods
    • Aligns with EU Farm to Fork and Climate Strategy targets and regional development goals

This is how NUCROP works

NUCROP was developed by Nufarm together with the Aachen-based agtech startup CROP.ZONE. Through the use of a conductive liquid (Volt.fuel) and electric current (Volt.apply) the treated herb is controlled.


Maschinenring (DE)

High Voltage on the field

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Agrarzeitung (DE)

Herb under power

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Top Agrar (DE)

Potatoes: Desiccation also possible electrically?

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Land & Forst (DE)

Electric hybrid solution for dessication in potatoes

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Two awards at the PotatoEurope Innovation Awards

Potato experts from all over the world voted NUCROP the most innovative new technology in potato cultivation. As one of 30 entries for the PotatoEurope Innovation Awards, NUCROP also won the silver medal in addition to the audience award. Both awards were presented on September 1, 2021 in Lelystad, The Netherlands.

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Test results from the 2021 season

NUCROP offers a comparable effectiveness in killing weeds as chemical plant protection (two competitive products were used in the test). The solution is also ideal as a supplement to other desiccation methods. NUCROP convinces in combination with flails and as a first application in combination with chemical competitor products. In addition, NUCROP beats the pure application with chemical crop protection in speed, which enables better control of the harvest time.

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2x NUCROP application on the same day

2x NUCROP application at intervals of one week

Treatment with competitive chemical products

Treatment with NUCROP in combination with competitor's product

NUCROP in combination with topping


NUCROP in action - Maschinenring Neuburg-Schrobenhausen accompanies NUCROP test drives

Maschinenring Neuburg-Schrobenhausen took part in our NUCROP test drives last season and is now giving you a deep insight into the NUCROP system. Also present: our specialist consultant Hans Stadler!


Nufarm is one of the world’s leading developers and producers of crop protection solutions and specialty seeds. For more than 100 years, we’ve been finding more effective ways to control diseases, weeds and pests to increase the yields of our customers’ crops by translating world-leading scientific breakthroughs into local solutions.

Throughout its history, Nufarm has consistently developed new solutions to meet the evolving needs of farmers and perhaps there has never been a more exciting time to be part of the agribusiness. Farmers around the world are being challenged to produce more food with fewer resources and are increasingly at the forefront of global efforts to reduce humankind’s impact on our precious ecosystems. Nufarm’s products and solutions, both in the field of conventional chemistry and biological products, play an important role in helping farmers feed more people while using natural resources such as land and water more efficiently.

With manufacturing and sales locations in Europe, Australia, New Zealand, Asia and the United States, Nufarm employs more than 2,500 people, all of whom make important contributions to the company’s reputation for quality products, innovation and world-class marketing and technical support.