Hacienda Loma Linda and Engeenuity reach agreement for optimization in orchid cultivation
Hacienda Loma Linda S.A., a company dedicated to the breeding, cultivation and marketing of plants and orchid flowers, entrusts Engeenuity, a company based at the City of Knowledge, with the treatment of the water that will be used to optimize crop production.
Hacienda Loma Linda is located in Buena Vista, Chame, approximately 500 meters above sea level, between the mountains of Sora and Cerro Campana and, with its 80,000 square meters of covered greenhouses and a capacity of more than 500,000 plants, is the largest and most complete orchid farm in the Americas, from Alaska to Patagonia, including Hawaii. As part of their continuing effort to improve the various procedures and technologies used in their crops, both in an infrastructure and scientific level, they recently have entrusted Engeenuity with the delicate task to contribute with their APSE™ technology to achieve the strengthening of the delicate immune system of this sophisticated plant and flower cultivation. With this joint research agreement both companies confirm their interest to remain as leaders at the forefront of the latest technologies available in their respective fields.
It is important to mention that a visit to the facilities of Hacienda Loma Linda attests to the meticulous care and impeccable organization processes of reproduction, planting, cultivation and marketing of this genre of delicate and exotic plants and flowers, besides the obvious dedication, commitment and enthusiasm of its 60 employees. Much of the process of reproduction and cultivation has been an intense and continuous work of creativity and research, so that their plants and flowers are the work of a lot of experimentation and patience, in order to obtain the most productive plants, with the most beautiful flowers, larger, healthier, more durable and certainly the most valued, both domestically and internationally.
Engeenuity executives consider it an honor and a privilege to have been awarded this responsibility. Engeenuity APSE™ technology will have as its main objective to protect and strengthen the immune system of this exotic genus of plants, making them more resistant to possible attacks by different species of pests and diseases, such as mites, weevils, thrips, aphids, mollusks and snails, as well as different types of bacteria, viruses, fungi and other pathogens. APSE™ technology will be applied only in certain areas of the greenhouses at each step of the process of cultivation in the sector, including irrigation, fertilizing, spraying, cutting and post-harvest care, as well as special care in laboratory areas where they keep plants which are diseased or under investigation. The other greenhouse sectors will be kept as control areas without applying APSE™ technology, to determine the benefits of it and verify that there are techniques for growing plants in a totally natural way, with no chemicals, which are non-invasive, non-toxic and safe for operators or employees.
Engeenuity will contribute its APSE™ technology to maintain Hacienda Loma Linda’s leadership as the largest producer of orchids in the Americas and consolidate them as a permanent source of local employment and export to the world in a reliable and stable manner. Both companies have proven to be symbols of true dedication, with strong tenacity, perseverance and proclivity to detail.