First, when we plan to grow a crop, we look for
those areas that are naturally more suitable to its growth.
This choice depends on different factors, such as the soil quality,
its requirements and the climate. Our Agronomic Service has the task
to constantly monitor and study the selected areas.
In order to make the best use of the soil properties,
prevent a limited growth of the plants and the spreading of weeds,
we rely on crop rotation. This technique has been known for thousands of years;
it is based on changing the crop grown in a plot in order to improve or maintain soil fertility.
Working the land can have a high environmental impact.
This is why we help farmers plan their work consistently with their real needs.
As well as paying attention to soil fertility, we focus on preserving
or even improving biodiversity. We work to avoid erosion, by removing excessive rainwater.
How we choose our varieties
Choosing the right variety of seed, always strictly “Non-GMO”,
is very important in order to obtain high-quality produce.
Several aspects are evaluated, among them: organoleptic properties,
ripening homogeneity, productivity, resistance to yellowing,
vulnerability to adverse conditions and easiness of harvest.
Our Agronomic Service regularly carries out soil tests and,
based on their results, draws up a specific fertilization plan for each
crop and agricultural farm, with the aim to support natural
growth and avoid an excessive use of fertilizers.
Irrigation of the fields uses rainwater and natural
resources as much as possible. Irrigation is planned taking into consideration
the real needs of the plants, in harmony with defence and fertilization plans.
Moreover we support and test many technological and
forecast projects with the aim to reduce the impact of irrigation.
Defence from adverse conditions
Within our vision for a sustainable agriculture, we deem
that phytosanitary defence is important as long as it has minimum impact.
It is possible to make a reduced use of phytosanitary products
through the implementation of forecast models, the application
of strict farming regulations and the use of
alternative defence methods (agronomic, physical, organic).
As well as all being certified as non-GMOs, our products comply with the criteria of sustainable agriculture. This process is certified by CCPB.