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Tips for Fall and Winter 2022 Production

Summer is coming to an end and we must start thinking and preparing our gardens for the coldest season of the year. In this blog post, from Agritech Solutions, we want to show you several tips that should be taken into account for the start and management of agroecological gardens during autumn and winter. Sowing dates, plant protection, soil conservation, among others.

More and more people are encouraged to produce their own food in their gardens. So the main question that we must bear in mind is that each species has its sowing calendar and this depends on the area in which you live.

If we delay the sowing date, we run the risk of climatic adversities for the normal growth and development of plants. This can have a negative impact on the final size of the product to be harvested.

As for the most appropriate vegetables to plant at this time, we highlight: Swiss chard, chicory, garlic, artichoke, celery, peas, onion and green onion. As well as coriander, spinach, broad beans, fennel, lettuce, parsley, leek, radish, beets, arugula and carrots.

One of the aspects that generates a lot of uncertainty is the amount of seeds that should be sown and at what depth. This will depend directly on the size of the seeds. The smallest such as lettuce, fennel or celery are sown over the entire surface, while the largest, such as beans and peas, are sown by placing one or two seeds per hole.

Once we have introduced or spread the seeds, a generous irrigation is very necessary.

Regarding the location of the garden, it is important to take into account the number of hours of direct sunlight. The more hours of direct sunlight, the better the growth and development of the plant.

Another important point is the availability of water and the characteristics of the soil. If this has good drainage and content organic matter plus a good subscriber, will favor the adequate growth and development of the crop.

If we have animals at home, we advise to fence the garden with some material such as reeds, wire or wood, to prevent their access to the garden.

If we are going to cultivate several spices, the distribution of the crops is important. At Agrirtech, we recommend association and crop rotation.

The association consists of combining, simultaneously, crops with different nutrient requirements according to the organ of harvest.

And the rotation is based on alternating plants from different botanical families and with different nutritional needs, in the same place during different cycles, preventing the soil from being depleted and the diseases that affect a type of plant from perpetuating.

How to save water in agriculture

How to save water in agriculture

Water, the most important ally for human beings. Water is life and it is a resource that day by day is unfortunately becoming more limited. Water is essential for any type of agricultural process, so its use must be exact and we must control, reduce and preserve this valuable asset.

One of the main causes of the lack of water on the planet is climate change. In many parts of the world, drought is a reality in which evapotranspiration is much more intense than the water resources of the lands. Summers are getting longer and rainy seasons are getting shorter.

Many crops are going out of production due to droughts. These crops, not finding water on the surface, stop developing and end up drying. Many farmers are choosing to produce other types of crops, more resistant to droughts, high temperatures and, above all, that are capable of developing in poor water environments and surviving for long periods. An example is the olive tree. It is characterized by having a large number of roots in which they can dig large surfaces of soil to find water.

Depending on the type of soil in which it is being cultivated, the amount of water can contain depends directly on its composition. For example, clay and porous soils can hold much more water than sandy soils.

Global warming favors potential evapotranspiration and changes in the behavior of rainfall in terms of frequency and intensity of rainfall. In general, this phenomenon creates large extensions of arid and semi-arid areas. Farmers who directly face the change of state of their lands must implement “sustainable agriculture”: water saving strategies, adopt new, more adequate and efficient irrigation systems.

How to save water?

One of the most common ways to save water is the collection of water from the ground. Favoring the infiltration of water so as not to allow it to escape through the drainage networks and thus improve the capacity of the fields.

Another way is the insertion of cover crops. In this way, the soil is not exposed between cultivation periods.

Keep water in the soil:

When water seeps into the ground, it must be protected to prevent evapotranspiration and eventual loss.

One way to protect and keep this water in the soil is surface tillage in the summer months. In this way, the rise of the water is interrupted, favoring the creation of a superficial layer that protects the lower ones, which are still very wet.

Choosing the best irrigation system:

Irrigation is useful during the development and production phases of the crop, that is, when there is a shortage of water.

As we have mentioned, the years or periods of drought are becoming longer and those water resources that are declining are increasingly necessary.

The most inefficient systems are those that work by flooding (25%) and furrows (30-40%; if they are carried out through slots they can reach 50% efficiency) causing an enormous leaching of nutrients from the soil.

“The most efficient irrigation systems are those that can distribute water at very precise points (85-90%), that is, near the plant, near the ground or directly on it. This saves time in terms of exposing the water to the air and water flowing from the pipe to the roots.”

Consequently, we must all work to achieve responsible use, trying to limit its waste.

Everyone involved in agriculture, sooner or later, must achieve the goal of being an efficient water saving system for their crops. There are technological solutions and tillage techniques that can also help achieve that goal; In this way, you will not only have a positive impact on the environment, but will also increase the productivity of the farm. A well-hydrated soil will be an optimal starting point to increase production.

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The importance of agrotechnological advances

Commercial agriculture has become a high-tech activity, especially with important advances in the last decade. Mainly in automated agricultural management, pest and disease control.

One of the main factors facilitating technology transfer around the world is the free trade. Which are carried out through imports of machinery and specialized equipment, improved seeds and the advice of experts.

The acquisition of technologies from different parts of the world generates great benefits for agriculture, but especially for developing countries.

In this sense, it is not surprising that in the most advanced countries, we find agricultural technologies from all over the world.

One of the main advances that we are going to talk about is “Biotechnology”.

Biotechnology gave rise to genetically modified organisms that, applied to different crops and cultivated surfaces. This had achieved a considerable increase in terms of resistance to pests and diseases.

Secondly, geographic positioning and information systems allow us to have control of large spaces without having to be in full contact with them.

Currently, these systems are used to create maps layers form in order to have more exact knowledge about the topography of the land, the water, the type of soil, etc.

Finally, the development of high-tech greenhouses. These greenhouses have a very high degree of automation and mechanization. Production levels are always very measured and any level that goes out of its course can be solved before greater evils occur.

In short terms, the main challenge of modern agriculture and technological advances in the field, what they pursue is the increase in production, goods and services are the maximum efficiency and respect for the environment.

The Importance Of Export Import Food Products

The Spanish agri-food sector is the second most important, after capital goods and the automobile sector.

The export of our products plays an important role. More than 60% of our vegetable production is exported. Within this wide range are included cereals, oil and vines and many others.

Thanks to our great variety and diversity of regions and producing areas, we have an offer to a world market of any type of product throughout the year. Spain is the second largest producer of fruit and vegetables in the European Union and the sixth worldwide.

Within the agri-food sector, olive oil as a great importance. One of every two bottles of olive oil consumed on the planet comes from Spain. Our country is the world’s leading exporter of this product.

AgritechSolutions, together with VivaOrganique, had been working for a long time on the import and export of agri-food products between Spain and Southeast Asia. On the VivaOrganique website you can find more information and all the products we work with.

Spain has a wide variety of agri-food products of exceptional quality and we have a large genre for the sale and export of our products. We have to continue betting on quality and highlighting the brand of Spain, strengthening our distinctive image and load of value.

Agritech Solutions S.L. & Puerto Sherry S.L. Merge

Puerto Sherry Food Company S.L. & Agritech Solutions S.L. are two companies dedicated to the import-export of all kind of products. Due to the detection of an important and growing market in the canned sector both nationally and internationally that claim the quality of products manufactured in Spain.

With the ISO 9001 certifications; IFS Food; BRC empower us to be able to sell and export to any part of the world.

Puerto Sherry´s Food Company S.L. factory has 7.680 m2, and it is prepared for the production and packaging of canned fish, shellfish and cephalopods.

At Puerto Sherry Food Company we are prepared to make preserves of: Tuna, melva, sardine and mackerel throughout the year and cockles and mussels adapting to their capture time in the last four months of the year.

Our products are prepared to compete in price and quality with the leading canned brands in the Spanish market. The factory currently has 5 products lines of different formats, which allows us a daily production capacity of 450.000 cans/day in a single shift.