We are in a unique environment, so we must maintain it and keep it for future generations. To do this, we must take advantage of the resources that this land provides us.
Sustainable buildings and renewable energies
Recirculation of rainwater for irrigating the orchard.
We accurately supply just the required water employing digitally-controlled drip irrigation, so we can control fruit growth and quality.
Ground cover systems coupled with appropriate bank management create a suitable habitat for local fauna. There are a large number of partridges, rabbits and hares on the estate. Other wild animals include martens, badgers, foxes, a pair of golden eagles, a pair of nesting owls, and some other smaller birds of prey (kestrels, kites).
Ground cover, with pruning remains
Trujal Artajo 5. The alleys between rows are not tilled to prevent soil erosion and the loss of organic matter. This prevents the release of CO2 captured in photosynthesis by the olive orchard, saving fuel and respecting the ecosystem. The grass and prunings are chopped to facilitate composting and provide a natural organic fertiliser for the olive trees.
UPNA life project
n 2014 we took part in a research project on the carbon footprint of agriculture. The study compared CO2 emissions from tilled and untilled agricultural plots.
Download. A paper by Paloma Bescansa and Iñigo Virto from the Department of Natural Sciences of the Public University of Navarre (UPNA).
Ecological pest control
he plantation is mostly organic and different combined methods are employed to achieve effective pest management while maintaining the quality of the fruit but always with the utmost respect for the environment. For example, traps are used to capture the olive fruit fly and flower strips are planted to house beneficial fauna.