Diseño y Desarrollo: MNDRN
Good regenerative practices
years of regenerative agriculture
In our agricultural business, we use no-till technology as the cornerstone of our crop production. No-till farming consists of sowing directly on the stubble of the previous crop already harvested, without tilling the soil.
No-till farming plays a key role, as it not only protects soils from erosion risks, but also improves their fertility and productivity. Stubble cover that remains on the soil reduces the risk of water and wind erosion, while increasing the capture of rainwater. The residues are slowly incorporated into the soil as organic matter. In addition, no-till farming reduces the use of diesel and agrochemicals.
of the agricultural area under no-till farming
In each one of our facilities, we establish a crop rotation plan taking into account soil properties, topography, climatic conditions, weeds, and pests. In this way, we can control the dynamics of each facility, minimizing the need for chemical controls or unscheduled rotations. We have also achieved a greater variety in root systems, which give different types of porosity to the soil.
Our cover crop area has grown a lot in recent seasons. These are non-target crops, which are planted for agronomic purposes. For instance, to control weeds and pests, improve the water and carbon balance of the soil, and improve soil fertility. In addition, these crops allow to increase the biodiversity of the environment, achieving a more agroecological production system.
hectares sown with cover crops
We use artificial intelligence and GPS technology in agricultural activities, and to collect large volumes of agronomic information. We then use Big Data analysis to evaluate the information and define different productive areas for each field. In this way, we intensively apply the so-called "Agriculture 4.0". For example, this allows us to design a balanced fertilization plan, based on the analysis of each productive soil and its expected yields.
Bio-inputs and biological control
As part of our Integrated Adversity Management, bio-inputs allow us to reduce the use of phytosanitary products and improve plant growth. Not only are they biodegradable, but they also contribute to the improvement of soil quality by providing nutrients.
Like bio-inputs, biological control allows us to combat crop adversities using living organisms, such as Bt maize.