Find out more about this farm
Fazenda Planeste (Lat. 08°33’17.078”S and Long. 46°51’34,477”W), located in Balsas, Maranhão (MA), has 43,039 hectares of total area, of which 23,040 hectares are privately owned by LandCo and 20,645 hectares are leased.
Find out how to get to Planeste Farm
From downtown Balsas (MA) taking paved Rodovia MA-140 towards Campos Lindos (TO) for approximately 67 km. Turn left on Rodovia MA-007 towards the community called Vila Batavo and continue for about 130 km. Arriving at Vila Batavo, turn right on the Farm access road and go another 14 km, arriving at the headquarters.
Rodovia MA 140, s/n. Km 200. Balsas (MA). Zip Code 65.800-000
Planeste Farm Aerial View
History, projects and research
Fazenda Planeste is located 220 km from the municipality of Balsas (MA), south of Maranhão. It started its activities on 10/30/1997, in a wooden “shed”, divided into accommodation for collaborators, cafeteria, maintenance, warehouse and a collective bathroom. At the time, there was no electricity at the Unit. There were only 30 collaborators, soy was planted and millet used as coverage. Today, the Farm has 265 collaborators, three headquarters and plants cotton, soy and corn.
The Farm serves institutions such as the Pingo de Gente daycare center, which is located on the Farm itself as well as the schools in the communities surrounding the Farm. Vila Batavo (Escola Padre Fábio Bertagnolli), Povoado Porto Isidoro (Escola Família Rio Peixe) and Povoado Ferreira (Escola Dom Diego Parodi). Serving over 300 students. In addition to community awareness projects.
Fazenda Planeste has an area of approximately 174 ha for field tests where the behavior and response of agricultural crops to crop treatments, pest, disease and weed control are assessed, as well as the continuous assessment of cultivars available on the market. The response of crops to potassium fertilizer management has also been tested.