100% Organic Greenhouse Farming

Organic greenhouse farming, shade, temperature and moisture levels at a forest like nursery

Ipecacuanha is naturally grown in the tropical forests of Brazil, Costa Rica and Nicaragua. The protective cover of the trees mellows the light and rainfall, yet maintains moisture levels despite the open air.

DPS has developed a setup where 3 different tent seizes are used to plant grow, harvest and dry high quality Ipecacuanha vegetative material.  It has specialized itself in agro technology for Ipecacuanha. The large tent has the benefit of opening the roof as to create optimal conditions in terms of shade, temperature and moisture for the botanicals. At every stage protocol is observed and reported: 

Soil management: The optimal Ipecacuanha farming soil is forest land as it consists of a humus rich clay soil structure. 

Organic Farming: Upon nursery establishment an organic compost top layer is applied based on internal and external compost production.

Organic Nursing: During the plant development a monthly leaf analysis is executed that establishes the nutrient reserves in the plant. Any deficits will be supplemented through the irrigation system in a gentle rain like manner. This minimizes plant resistance towards the external nutrients. Wood vinegar, an affordable product, will be used during the total cyclus both as compost and pest control agent. This is further supported by microorganism residues in the lombriz, which is the water that can be extracted from a composting process with Californian worms.

Harvest optimization: After a year, the roots are drawn monthly to determine the water mass in the root as well as the emetine levels. These factors generate the data to determine the optimal harvest moment. It is criritcal to replant the roots immediate after testing.

Government certification & Ipecac protocol development:

In Costa Rica, the  government has established an organization , called MAGFOR as a platform for import and export, where industry protocols are agreed for new products . Magfor was established as a national institute to monitor the health of the plants/crops at the farmers, with the intent to develop incentives for trade credibility.  

Farmers have to be tested and certified monthly, this is also critical for national transport. The farmers are proud of this certificate as it proves their quality of crops.

DPS collaborates with farmers that adhere to the MAGFOR plantation protocols in joint trading initiatives. We enter into co-operative agreements with local farmers, many of whom use our tent’s as dry-dock for their crops.

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