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Planalto Farm

Get to know more about this Farm

Planalto Farm (Lat. 18° 12’ 41,277”S and Long. 53° 12’ 17,632”W), located in Costa Rica, Mato Grosso do Sul, was the first Farm to receive three SGI (Integrated Management Systems) certifications. It has a total area of 16,641 hectares, being 15.006 ha owned land and 1,635 ha leased area. Its planted area for the 2019/20 crop was 22,154 ha.

Where we are

Find out how to get to Planalto Farm

The Farm is located approximately 40 km from the center of Costa Rica (MS). The starting point is in the direction of Alto Taquari (MT) via highway MS-135. Drive along this highway for approximately 25 km to the junction with BR-359, make a slight right turn on to the BR-359. Drive for another 14 km to the entrance of the farm. The Farm offices are about 3km from the highway.

BR 359 Road, access Km 26.  Countryside. Costa Rica (MS).  CEP 79.550-000

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Aerial view of the Farm


History, projects and research

History

Planalto Farm began its operations in June 1985 with the cultivation of soybeans. In 1987, they started planting corn and in 1998 they started activities with cotton. Currently, with 143 employees, the Farm plants soybean, corn, cotton, sugar cane and other crops. In the beginning, there was an administrative office in the city of Mineiros (GO), which was later transferred to the city of Costa Rica (MS), in which it currently operates.

Social projects

Planalto Farm carried out the Sand Box and Vegetable Garden at the Ambrosina Paes Coelho Child Educational Center and the Vegetable Garden Project at the Educational Institution Cotrisa, located in Baús. At this institution also take place the 5S Project where the evaluations are made by the students.

Research

The research area of Planalto Farm covers more than 139 ha with studies on soybean, corn and cotton. Something to highlight is the conducting and testing to define criteria and refinement of growth regulators for use in cotton, management of nitrogen fertilizer in the cultures of corn and cotton, and the evaluation of sowing arrangements for soybean crop. In the 2017/18 crop, a work was started to identify strategies to improve soil biological activity and integrated management of “brown bug” in cotton areas, which is a serious problem in the Unit /region.