The obstinate determination to provide the consumer with a sound and wholesome product, without any anti-parasitic residuals, was the Company’s original motivation for enrolling for 5 years in the Scuola Biologica “Suolo e Salute” in Turin and then going on to learn more about the techniques specific to organic agriculture, which was essential for gaining more experience with biologically integrated systems. The experience achieved in the first 5 years led the Company to adopt biological techniques which were a valuable heritage when, as additional investments were developed, the cultivated surface increased and the Company converted to a full biologically-integrated system.

The biological battle lies in the conservation and use of the antagonists which exist in the natural environment to keep the phytophagous populations under control and within the limits considered to be below the thresholds which would cause financial difficulties..
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The Biological Battle is an integrated system to control harmful organisms utilising all available factors and techniques which, in the context of the economic and toxicological requirements of the environment, give priority to natural inhibiting elements – parasites and natural preditors – and to damage limitation.

It is therefore a rational method of using of phytoiatric resources, whether they are of a chemical, biological, physical, agronomical or biotechnological nature and optimize the use of all resources to safeguard agricultural production as a sign of respect for the ecological system.

Integrated agriculture therefore involves...

The knowledge of several disciplines – chemistry, biology, genetics, agronomy, phyto-pathology, economics, statistics, medicine, knowledge of climate – with one sole objective; the protection of the plants from all evils while safeguarding public health and respecting the environment, and therefore also the financial situation of the Company.

  • Use of cow manure and natural fertilizers.
  • Use of predatory insects and acari to defend against parasites.
  • Exclusion of all of geo-insecticide agents in combating soil
    insects.
  • Use of substances made of natural soaps to act as insecticides.
  • Use of periodically tested artesian well water for irrigation.
  • Monitoring the phytosanitary state of the plants and registering any eventual deficiencies at intervals of 5 days from transplant to picking, thus preventing any problems from arising by identifying and destroying immediately any beds of infection from fungus and/or parasitic diseases before they develop.
  • Pollination exclusively by bees themselves with beehives positioned around the fields, thus avoiding the use of any chemical substances.
  • Use of natural products such as sulphur and copper against fungal diseases.
  • Use of varieties with good organoleptic qualities grafted onto varieties which are resistant to the common fungal diseases of the soil.
  • Periodical mowing of infested grass on the borders of cultated areas in order to keep the natural equilibrium, and utilization of mulching layers in between the cultivated areas instead of chemical weed killers.
  • Analysis carried out on fruit samples by an authorized laboratory as a guarantee against phyto-remedy residuals.