WE PRESERVE OUR SOIL WITH GOOD PRACTICES
In crop production, soil is the key resource. That is why we implement No till, crop rotation and integrated pest management, among other Good Practices. These practices are oriented to preserve the soil and reduce the use of agrochemicals.
No till has a crucial role, since not only preserves the soil from erosion risks, but it also improves soil fertility and productivity. The much or permanent cover protecting the soil, reduces erosion risks caused by heavy rains and strong winds, and helps natural precipitation water infiltrate the soil effectively. Residues are slowly absorbed as organic matter. Furthermore, No till also reduces the use of diesel and agrochemicals.
Crop rotation is another strategy by which we minimize the use of agrochemicals. Each field has its own specific plan under which soil capabilities, topography, climate factors and emergence of weeds and the incidence of plagues are taken into account. The study of the dynamics of these variables allows us to reduce the chemical controls to be performed.
Our cover crops surface grew significantly during the last two campaigns. These are plants that are planted to cover the soil rather than for the purpose of being harvested. Cover crops control weeds and plagues, improve water and carbon soil balance and soil fertility. Besides, they increase the biodiversity of the environment thus achieving a more agro-ecological production system.
We shall continue developing good practices in soil preservation since soil is one of our main assets and we are focused on preserving it.