On November 22th, Volterra’s teams visited Baltanás (Palencia, Spain) where a plantation of holm oak mycorrhized with black truffle has been carried out with the help of Cocoon. Together with the property manager they evaluated the survival rate of the trees and they compared it with the survival rate of those planted without Cocoon (control[…]
Over the course of the summer Volterra’s team has monitored the several plantings that were undertaken last Spring. In general good results were obtained. In the pictures some details of the Pla de Santa María plantation in possibly the worst possible conditions: an illegal waste dump that was covered in stones, rock and just very[…]
As was announced recently, we’ve been testing our new automatic waxing line and the results are very promising. Due to IP restrictions we cannot show the video, but production results have been satisfactory. This new element will form an important part of the new FTI Cocoon production setup, in order to not only obtain a[…]
As part of the ongoing improvements of this FTI project we are pleased to announce that the fully automated waxing line for the Cocoons is nearing the end of the manufacturing period. Once it arrives we will do intense testing of the machine. Pictured our old set-up.
After the plantation of oaks with truffles in May, the Volterra planting team in Palencia was asked to find another plot with a different soil type to get more experience with the new FTI Cocoon. We got a request from an old man from Villalman near Shagun, famous stop on the St James Road to[…]
Landlife Company is planting its Cocoons in a number of locations worldwide. The feedback from customers is very important to further improve the product. With the objective to reinforce the lid and reservoir of the Cocoon a new design is currently being tested. New molds (pictured below) arrived.
Over the last few days several hundred Cocoons were planted at the Cantera de Lucas mine (close to Alcover in the southern part of Catalonia). This has arguably been the most challenging trial planting to date due to the very bad terrain, with rocky, sandy and very limited soil structure. The owners of the mine and[…]
In continuation of the planting efforts, this week the plantation of close to 100 trees with the new Cocoons was finished in Pla de Santa Maria. The planting team had to deal with very rough (stoney, construction waste) subsoil, and even had to bring in a special drill to prepare the holes. Given these harsh[…]
Rasquera is a small village in the south-west part of Catalonia, located in a very dry area with increasing problems due to the effect of climate change (less but more intense rainshowers, for example last year they suffered a period with more than 5 months without any rain). In a forest area that burned down[…]
Today, the Volterra team finished planting at the slopes of the new Lérida-Jaca highway and continued with an inspection of one of the other areas to be planted in El Pla de Santa María (Tarragona province). After several (previous) meetings with mayor Mateu Montserrat i Miquel, Volterra decided to restore an area next to[…]