“APPLICATION OF AG TECH IN CHILE: EXPERIENCES IN LA ROSA SOFRUCO”.
La Rosa Sofruco is one of the oldest and largest fields in Chile. It has 2,100 hectares planted with fruit trees in the same area including orange trees, mandarins, avocado lemons, grape vine, table grapes, European plum, kiwis, pear trees, apricots.
As a leading company in Chile La Rosa Sofruco has been working on a continuous improvement of its agronomic management, to improve quality and productivity, at the same time reducing its environmental impacts. For this purpose, since 2002, the company has been incorporating state-of-the-art technologies including: air temperature sensors, soil moisture sensors, the use of active and passive optical sensors, georreferenced soil analysis, and GIS management.
In the present work, some examples of the use of state-of-the-art technologies that have allowed reaching the productive and environmental objectives are presented.
Agronomist, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Master in Management and Agronomic Technology, Universidad Técnica Federico Santa María, Chile. Agricultural Manager at La Rosa Sofruco for 22 years and others important fruits company in Chile. Guest lecturer in different Universities and researcher at several agricultural projects. Author or coauthor of over 15 technical and extension publications.