Our Research Projects

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Research Project Areas:

Rotational Grazing

Installation and study on our own farm

Consultation and installation on partner farms

Natural Pest and Disease Control and Management

Lice control on cattle

Natural pest control on crops

Soil and Forage Analysis

Analyze tropical grasses and legumes in our own tropical forage lab

Carbon sequestration studies

Comparing effects of different grazing methods on soil

Comparing effects of different planting/harvesting methods

Meat Quality

Measure value for human nutrition

 

Education:

Research Center visits

UTN – Universidad Tecnica Nacional

Local school groups

 

 

Collaborations, Studies and Partnerships:

Red de Forrages

Hacienda Arío

Meat School en Español 2017  – with University of Texas / International Center for Food Industry Excellence (ICFIE) / University of Texas

St. Michael’s Sustainable Community

El Día de la Carne  2017 – with Ministerio de Agricultura y Ganadería, Corporación Ganadera (CORFOGA), and several Costa Rican meat producers

PITTA (Programa de Investigación y Transferencia de Tecnología Agropecuaria) 2018 – with Ministerio de Agricultura y Ganadería Cámara, Nacional de Productores de Leche, Zootecnia Ucr, Agronomía Tec, INSTITUTO NACIONAL DE APRENDIZAJE – INA, CATIE (Centro Agronómico Tropical de Investigación y Enseñanza), EARTH University,  U.S. Department of Agriculture USAID – US Agency for International Development INTAk, Fittacori