An innovating project of viable and responsible agriculture

In Chile Operation Pollinator a project of novel biodiversity is considered based on solid scientific results of than 3 years of experience of field endorsed more by prestigious investigators. Benefits and why it agrees to be part.

One of the main benefits of this project in Chile is to increase the number of pollenizers. In Chile, the measurement in the habitats created with this project, in average duplicated to the amount of insects evaluated pollenizers, increased up to 10 times the number of bumblebees and up to 6 times the one of native bees. We find that the patches of flowers shelter mel­feras bees, native bees, bumblebees, butterflies, s­rfidos, flies, Coccin©lidos and Parasitoides. Constituting a contribution to the diversity and survival of entomofauna polinizadora, especially during the months of shortage of nutritional resources. In addition the project is of easy application. Syngenta offers to the farmers the technical knowledge on the implementation and management of the adapted habitats of high quality to the conditions of each zone. Pflowers 2or another part the positive impact in the yield of the operation is very important.

Esteem that the improvement of the pollination can have a significant impact in the yield and the quality of certain dependent cultures of insects pollenizers. Finally, the contribution to the development of a more sustainable agricultural system is fundamental. Operation Pollinator has appeared in the European Parliament as an example of a simple method to increase the biodiversity in the agricultural estates, the debate on the management of the public goods and the reform of European agriculture.

For which being leaves from Operation Pollinator?

The necessity to fortify the health of the pollenizers widely is recognized by the public, with a positive reception for which they take measures to solve the problems. Operation Pollinator creates an opportunity to implement a project name brand Syngenta, which can be talked back in diverse areas, such as cultures of fruit trees, forest vegetables and cereals, plantations and even other headings as they could be golf courses.Lords 1

The incorporation to the project simultaneously demonstrates to a corporative social responsibility where a preoccupation by the environment exists, guaranteeing the food supplying for beneficial insects. In the agricultural sector this initiative is very in line with the exigencies as far as biodiversity of certification protocols. Day to day visits and workers they will see a zone that enriches the landscape not only for the insects, but also for the well-being of the people when embellishing the surroundings.

Through Operation Pollinator, project recognized internationally, adapted to Chile and evaluated by recognized investigators, the field manages to increase the biodiversity. It is verified that one better pollination can lead to one better quality and yield of the cultures.

A positive experience: viable production and environment:

€œHe would be very positive and beneficial that the project was made massively, entomological I believe that the results can be very good in terms of improving the rate of natality of the beneficial native insects, to avoid the mortality of these and migration, the one of the pollenizers€ especially concludes Alejandra Brito.patricio madariaga

€œIt seems that to be able to affirm that our project was a success, it has to do with the experience to cross the garden during total period of flowering and to verify the presence of native bees, butterflies and other pollenizers that never had seen the interior of the field. All the seasons we worked with beehives of bees, which are the unique ones that habitually we see pollinate. But to see that there is other insects and that is same there in your field was of certain forms a joy, since all the effort put in having a beautiful garden rendered fruits€, honored Alejandro Paredes.

The project counts on the opinion of a strategic actor within the implementation of this type of projects, who was considered from the first moment: the beekeepers. Patricio Madariaga, President of Fedemiel considered that €œOperation Pollinator is a very good idea, is necessary its implementation mainly in places where every time he costs more to maintain agents pollenizers. Clearly it is an idea that I hope that he can escalate in the time and that he is excellent. Us the beekeepers to be able to have edges and surroundings with different flowering are very attractive€. Fedemiel €œwould be interesting to be able to participate in this project whereas clause that our subject is the apicultural sector, interests to see the results to us and the way to follow, to be within the project to be able to think, to give ideas, to suggest, to correct, to improve it and to help to that it is transformed into a project that we thought that it is going to be very good€ thought Madariaga.

Another glance is the one of Instituto Forestal (INFOR) of the Ministry of Agriculture, for Forest Engineer M.Sc. Patricio Rojas, €œthe Project Operation Pollinator of SYNGENTA would contribute to the sustainable development of the agricultural cultures and the native forest populations, as the sclerophyll forest of the central zone of Chile, since he would promote the genetic biodiversity through genic flow of a greater number of pollenizers. On the other hand the floral patches increase the production of flowers, fruits and seeds and could reduce the erosion of the ground, increase the productivity of the cultures and improve the scenic beauty of the landscapes and this form to improve the quality of life of the rural sector€.

Syngenta in Chile counts at the moment on 29 fields between the two edges of Operation Pollinator. A novel project of biodiversity based on solid scientific results of than 3 years of experience in Chile endorsed more by prestigious investigators is considered.

SOURCE: Magazine Agricultural Network Chie. February 2017