Preparing the ground:

This operation consists of the cutting and removal of weeds which takes place two weeks before planting. Immediately before planting apply weed killer (90 ccs/pump) to control the birth of weeds.

If the land allows the farmer plows the land. This is one of the practices that increases costs production. The purpose of this practice is to loosen the soil to achieve a greater filtration of water, retaining more moisture for the crop growth. Promoting seed and germination and also removing the weeds that are present.

Cultivating Land:

For planting, once the land is ready farmers make holes with a tool called a macana (wooden tool). Holes are made at a distance of 40 cm between rows and plant to plant.

Planting should be done in moist soil preferably, depositing the seed to a depth between 7 and 10 centimeters, placing 2 to 3 seeds per hole.

Harvest management:

The bean starts once their pods reach physiological maturity and piles up when they are completely dry.

Once piled it is covered with a transparent plastic. This accelerates the drying from the sun and protects the harvest from the rains. You must leave a space between the floor and the plastic for ventilation.

After, they pound the beans by hand or mechanically, usually using a Grasshopper with the respective Sheller machine.

Storage and packaging:

The grain is transferred to the Collection Center to be dried, selected and properly stored for subsequent sale.

Since 2012, thanks to the project, we bought our own packing machinery and we have our own brand. In addition, we make complete the entire process of cleaning and packaging, without the need to move it to other places.

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