Farmer Cristián Allendes of La Hornilla – Fundo Santa Inés discusses sustainable farming in Chile. Learn more at http://forwardfarming.com.
Located in the fertile region of Central Chile, La Hornilla – Fundo Santa Inés produces high-quality and sustainably-grown fruit that is exported to consumers all over the world. La Hornilla is part of the Bayer ForwardFarming network of independent farms. Learn more at https://forwardfarming.com
For farmer Cristián Allendes growing safe, healthy, delicious fruit is more than a priority: it is a point of national pride. On his farm in Chile, Allende grows grapes, cherries, peaches, nectarines, and other produce, with a strong focus on sustainability.
Allendes joined the Bayer ForwardFarming network because of a shared vision of sustainability and a sense of responsibility to consumers and to the environment. Fueled by innovation, he is always looking for a new product or technology that can be incorporated into the farm to improve its production scope, reduce costs and limit its ecological footprint. For example, Allendes has invested in the use of electrostatic applicators on the farm, with the goal of lowering the volume of crop protection products used while still maintaining coverage and avoiding application drift.
From Cristián Allendes: “We decided to be part of this ForwardFarming project because at our company – Sociedad Agrícola La Hornilla – we have a vision of sustainability in order to [grow] produce in the most healthy and natural way possible. When we sell fruit, we want people to identity us with a product that is natural and sustainable.”
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