Soil protection in San Mateo

12.02.2014 By: Transfer LBC

Given the high cost of the Waterboxx, the Life+ Operation CO2 partners decided to also trial another soil protector, namely a disc made of coco fibre. These discs are very cheap and 100% natural. They cover the soil to prevent evaporation and the growth of weeds that compete for water. About 250 discs will be placed in both zones B and C and in the pictures you see the first ones placed around the pistachio trees in San Mateo de Gállego. This experiment will increase our knowledge on the survival rates of trees planted without any protection, with the waterboxx and with the coco discs and their related costs.