To help Agrovale achieve vertical growth and increase sugarcane productivity despite chronic water and land shortage.
Type: Open field
Size: 16,000 ha (3080 with drip)
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.
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.