Hadrien L, Farm Owner,
Cereals & row crops
Champagne - France
Since we started to collaborate, we have had to characterize the basis of our work, namely the microbiological state of the soils and inputs (compost and wastes from champagne production) of the farm thanks to the microscopic analysis of samples.
Secondly, we analyzed the biological potential of the compost teas produced on the farm. Several "recipes" have been tested and analyzed with variations in the amount of wood or vermicompost. We worked on the development of a "recipe" in order to produce a "balanced" compost which made it possible to finally increase the quantity of vermicompost.
Renald & Flor.Es.Sens System helped me design a new large-scale compost tea production tool in order to advance in the quest for visible and measurable results in the field.
The next stage of our collaboration will consist in following the evolution of the biological and microbiological state of the soils following the use of "compost teas".
The final objective of this work is to know if it is possible to reduce chemical inputs as much as possible while maintaining a high production potential.
Wilfried T., Farm Owner
Cereals & row crops
Renald & Flor.Es.Sens System provided the foundation about the soil food web and the basics of soil microbiology applied to Agriculture.
He helped me solving lots of issues: I had troubles making good compost tea, issues using the microscope right, soil microbiological self assessment, and establishing a well working system for my agriculture system.
We worked together on bettering our composting process using while using windrows turner, enabling the production of “Microbiologically Loaded” quality compost. We could then produce useful and quality compost tea and extracts needed for our transition process.
Also we planned and designed our compost tea brewing machines.
We could enjoy skills transfer on soil & compost sampling for microscopy basics auto assessment analysis using Flor.Es.Sens methodology & spreadsheets.
It was good & nice working together, Renald and Flor.Es.Sens System has good knowledge about the soil food web and high capacity to include into our operations.
Andris S., Agronomist
Cereals & row crops
We could enjoy Flor.es.sens System & Renald Flores skills, know-how, enthusiasm and energy for starting tackle the question of: « how to transition our large scale agricultural system from conventional practices toward an organic one », but most importantly start operating it.
More precisely we could enjoy Renald’s impact in and with:
His knowledge base, know-how in soil microbiology and its relationship with current agriculture practices,
His know-how to produce quality thermal compost, with large amount of microbiology in it, and transfer the compost making skills to our staff,
His scientific methodology in structuring a trial enabling to answer multiple agronomic questions such as soil compaction, soil structure, correlation btw soil microbiology & current agricultural practices with non-organic product use,
His impulsion to improve cover-crops strategy in our agricultural system,
His energy supporting the design and production of compost tea machinery, operating it and transferring skills to our staff,
His flexibility enabling the deployment and inclusion such of a transitional program into our existing operations.
We really enjoyed Renald’s endless operational energy, positive attitude and capacities to work with our local staff.
Farm owner - Spain
Thanks to Renald Flores we made a good collaboration to incorporate microbiology to my avocado farm.I was having serious problems with the control of mealybugs and not having a profitable yield each year.
Having now a new perspective on how to deal with the soil disorder gives me a wider ability to solve any problem on the farm.
The microscope database given by Renald and teaching me the ability of properly using the microscope has been of big help for the soil assessment.
It has been of great help to redesign our compost tea machine. Now we can extract more biology from our composts and vermicomposts.
We keep in touch for further information on the difference in the trials we have tried on the farm. As to see what changes are going on the soil and if it is reflected on weed depression, higher yields and a decrease in pests.
It's been a pleasure working with you!