Fibria’s New Technology to Reduce Water Consumption in Eucalyptus Planting
The recent improvisations in application method of the new technology will reduce water consumption by around 6,500 liters/hectare planted.
Fibria has developed a new technology that aims to reduce water consumption during the irrigation of seedlings. Through a partnership between the Technology Center and the Forest Operational Development Department, the solution was created at the company’s unit in Aracruz, Espírito Santo.
The solution is a protective collar around the seedlings, which involves the application of a mix of pulp waste around the plant. This mix forms a layer of soil protection, reducing temperature and maintaining the humidity in the planting hole
This solution involves the application of a mix of pulp waste around the plant as a protective collar around the seedlings. This forms a layer of soil protection, reducing temperature and maintaining the humidity in the planting hole resulting in less irrigation. Based on the research that started in 2007, the method of application was recently improved.