Our work ranges from the production of the seed to the marketing of our products, with an added support from our own fleet of transport for moving the merchandise throughout the local territory. In addition to collecting its own production, Lorenzati Ruestch collects what is produced in partnership with independent producers, thus ensuring its self-sufficiency. The agricultural department has its own staff of more than 20 agronomic professionals who ensure the quality of the raw materials and the preservation of the land in order to ensure that the production meets the optimal conditions. Distribution is concentrated in the central zone (Ticino), and from there it diverts to the north and to the south.
Regarding peanuts, Lorenzati y Ruetsch S.A. currently collects and processes 10% of the Argentine Republic's total peanut production, with a storage capacity (Peanuts pods) of 100,000 t.
• Peanuts: 50%
• Corn: 16%
• Wheat: 5%
• Soybean: 29%
Regarding crop rotations, Lorenzati Ruetsch manages a sequence of 4 to 5 years (peanut - wheat/soybean - corn - soybean). We carry out analyses of carbon spores in the soil in order to decide whether or not the soil is suitable for planting peanuts. With regard to soil analysis, our laboratory evaluates its chemical characteristics and, depending on the results, the appropriate fertilizer is applied. As far as the use of pesticides is concerned, we adapt the doses and products used in accordance with the regulations and maximum limits set forth by the European Union.
Good Agricultural Practices (GAP) refers to a way of producing and processing agricultural products, so that the processes of sowing, harvesting, and post-harvest practices meet the necessary requirements for a healthy, safe and environmentally friendly production. They promote that agricultural products do not harm human and animal health or the environment; they protect the health and safety of their workers; and they take into account the good use and management of agricultural inputs.
The company carries out lot tracking, which begins with choosing and renting the land; this takes place between May and August. Sowing takes place between October and November. The crop is monitored by controlling weeds, insects and other diseases that may arise up to the time of the harvest in April. Afterwards, the threshing is carried out and the product is transported from the field to the collection plant.