In integrated farming, we rely on natural care measures
When growing our Val Venostas apples, the magic word is "sustainability". Therefore, 92% of the apples are also harvested according to the guidelines of the integrated production. This method allows the production of quality fruit with the best possible protection of human health and the environment. In simple terms, this means an optimal location, reduced use of pesticides, methodical orchards care and natural control of pests.
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This is how apple farming works in harmony with nature
Quality Control South Tyrol carefully controls that the guidelines are met.
The apple production is continuously revised and upgraded.
Natural care measures are preferred.
Keep the balance
In integrated production, our farmers protect the habitats of natural pest controllers. Singing birds, hedgehogs or ladybugs, for example, are really great enemies of pests and help maintain balance in orchards.
Real top apples only thrive on good soil. That is why the Venosta Valley is nourished and "airy". The microorganisms are stored in the soil and the trees are protected from nutrient thieves.
Quality is not a coincidence
Fulfilling all the requirements of integrated farming requires good advice and genuine care. Therefore, our farmers always have experts at their side and a control body verifies their registered environmental measures.
Whispers of apples and other fruity stories
Really exciting, interesting and curious things to look at
30 years ago, useful insects celebrated their successful debut in South Tyrol’s agriculture. Manfred Ladurner from Coldrano will enthusiastically tell us how that happened and which role AGRIOS played in that context.