The last few days we visited the different South Catalonia trial sites for the FTI project. Among the visits we saw a previous experiment of April 2015 where we planted almonds with Cocoons. We saw fantastic growth of these almonds. No irrigation nor fertiliser has been given and especially 2017 summer has been brutal here[…]
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[…]
Today, the team of IRIS uav services visited FGW’s factory in Lodz (Poland) to film the production process and interview the responsible managers for the Cocoon production. FGW has 2 factories (also one in Germany), but Poland is currently producing the new Cocoons as they have more space and the right equipment to incorporate all[…]
Last week the team of IRIS uav services flew in Baltanas to get images for monitoring purposes and also material for the compilation video to be presented at the end of the project. The coming months more flights will take place, as well as a visit to the production plant of the Cocoons in Poland.[…]
During a recent visit to our trial site in Baltanas, the Volterra team could see good results so far. The plants were all in good health, and the Cocoons had about 50% of the water left. Some lids were affected by the weight of the soil and/or stones, but no collapsed lids were identified. The[…]
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[…]
In the toughest months of the year (April until early June) and in which normally nobody plants any trees anymore, the Volterra team planted several thousand new Cocoons in 6 locations to test them for their functionality. The trees (a mixture of oaks, pines and local species) were planted in different terrains (quarry mine, burnt[…]
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.