Our mission

To help Agrovale achieve vertical growth and increase sugarcane productivity despite chronic water and land shortage.

Project details

Country: Brazil 

Crop: Sugarcane 

Type: Open field 

Size: 16,000 ha (3080 with drip) 

Project summary

Back in 2007, Agrovale, a leading Brazilian producer of sugar, ethanol and bio-energy, chose Netafim to help maximize the company’s productivity within its existing plantations. Drawing on nearly 40 years of extensive experience in the field of sugarcane cultivation, the Netafim team delivered a precision irrigation system complete with automation capabilities, supported by tailored on-site agronomy planning and support. This enabled Agrovale to significantly increase its cane yields up to 140 ton/ha, while maximizing land utilization, reducing water consumption and lowering overall operating costs.

Results achieved

140 ton/ha

Av. yields

Better land utilization

Lower OPEX

 

“We wanted to scale up ethanol production with limited resources and this is the only option to grow vertically with lower costs."

Hermes Arantes

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Given the vast area of the plantation and the severe water limitations, Netafim’s team implemented an end-to-end solution covering bulk water supply from a local reservoir and the installation of a highly water-efficient subsurface drip irrigation system that could be operated automatically and that enabled labor-saving mechanization.

  • Bulk water supply design 
  • Irrigation system design 
  • Project execution 
  • Agronomical planning and support 
  • Aftersales technical support 

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