Bio-Yield and Bio-Defense
Bio-Yield & Bio-Defence
Bio-yield covers all initiatives we take to increase health and growth of the palms, leading to higher yields through holding onto more water and having a sufficient supply of nutrients.
We produce our own fertilisers from scratch using only natural ingredients such as manure, rice hull, molasses and numerous types of bio waste and bio materials. All our fertilisers are based on the natural farming methods and recipes for fertiliser production. We are very proud to say that in our record month we produced more than 600 tons of granular bio-organic fertiliser.
Bio-defence covers all initiatives we take to naturally control or fight off pests and deceases harmful to the health and growth of the palms. Brontispa Longissima, Rhino beetle and bud rot are typical examples.
At our labarotary we cultivate the natural enemy of Brontispa Longissima named Tetrastichus Brontispae. Its a black parasitic wasp that lays its eggs in the pupa stage of Brontispa Longissima, essentially killing it before it can hatch by feeding on the pupa. We also practice more simple bio-defence initiatives such as trap building to capture Rhino Beetles, who can single handedly kill a whole palm. Bud rot is fatal and must be contained imediatly, meaning palm is removed and disposed of to not risk spreading.
These are a few examples, we hold most pest and decease attacks at bay by conditioning our soil so its healthy, applying pest reppelent folliar concoctions and keeping the palms well fertilized. Ultimately nature sets the rules, but nature also gives us opportunities to support it.
As soon as a palm is planted it steps into the maintenance program. On a regular basis we fertilize, round weed and pest/ decease control our palms. This is the farm teams specialty. They will be caretaking the palms until they deem them mature enough for harvesting, and this is years of work, with daily routes and routines to follow. But with their training, knowhow and the Bio-Yield & Bio-Defence team supplying them with the tools they need, the farms are well equipped to solve this task.