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BA Technology Day Recap



About the BA Technology Day

In November we were excited to host the very first BA Technology Day. A one-off event that was designed to showcase some of the best precision tech in New Zealand's viticulture industry.

The focus of the day was to demonstrate technology within the viticulture industry in New Zealand. With that, we showcased the BA Smart Sprayer, fitted with the innovative vine density spraying technology from Smart Apply.  The BA Smart Sprayer is the first of its kind in New Zealand and has been operating at Pernod Ricard since 2020. The event provided an opportunity to see the Smart Sprayer in action and hear from the team at Pernod Ricard about the benefits they have seen. 

The second technology on display was OXIN, the world’s first autonomous, multi-functional vineyard tractor from Smart Machine.

The event was also an opportunity to learn about the world-leading range of vine trimmers and defoliators from COLLARD.  

Keep scrolling to discover more about the technology and people at the event or click here if you would like to book your free on-site demo of the BA Smart Sprayer or Collard: can


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BA Smart Sprayer

With the precise and easy-to-use Smart Apply® Intelligent Spray Control System™, the BA Smart Sprayer will help you to use fewer chemicals with better control and reliability for maximum profitability. Find out more on our website.


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COLLARD Vine Equipment

For over 60 years COLLARD has been developing trimmers, defoliators, and pre-pruners in the Champagne region of France, so they know a thing or two about vine maintenance.  Find out more about the range here.



Managed remotely by one operator, A fleet of OXIN can complete multiple tasks like mowing, mulching, defoliating, and weed spraying, in a single row pass.They can drive pre-planned missions night and day, using advanced sensors for navigation. Find out more about OXIN here

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BA & Pernod Ricard Winemakers

Since 2020, we have partnered with Pernod Ricard Winemakers, implementing a BA canopy sprayer with Smart Apply LiDAR control technology, the first to do so in New Zealand. David Allen and the team will be on hand to discuss how in-field tests with the Smart Sprayer showed an impressive +30% reduction in chemical usage compared to conventional sprayers. Click to read the full story here.

Smart Apply®

Gary Vandenbark, Chief Engineer joined us from Smart Apply® HQ in the US to talk more about how the system works on fan-assisted sprayers.

Click to discover more about Smart Apply and the BA Smart Sprayer.

BA Marlborough

BA Marlborough

BA Marlborough is your local BA Dealer who can help you with purchasing new or second-hand sprayers, servicing, and COLLARD Vine Equipment.

Contact the BA Marlborough team:

Branch Manager: Les Boyt, 027 306 6467
Sales Manager: Chris Tricker, 027 496 9816

Click to find out more about BA Marlborough.


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