The fact that Mato Grosso do Sul, specifically the eastern coast of the state, is one of the main poles of the Brazilian forest sector. According to data collected by Famasul, the sale of forest products between January and March of this year exceeded 1.09 million tons, an increase of 15.4% over 946,200 in volume exported in the same period of 2021. For this and other reasons and strategically, Três Lagoas is a stage ” Show Floristal”, a new gallery to follow.
With the latest technology and bringing together producers and companies from all over the world, the fair introduces new products in an immersive way into the eucalyptus culture for sector members.
He explained, “The fair is an event to provide immersion and knowledge in eucalyptus culture, from cultivation, plant management, harvesting and even transportation. The focus of the exhibition is to show the entire timber production chain and provide visitors with immersion.” CEO of Malinovski – the company organizing the event – Ricardo Anselmo Malinovsky.
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In all, the fair should welcome more than 7,000 people in Três Lagoas, conclude countless deals and boost the economy of the entire forestry sector. To get an idea of the power of the event, four months before the meeting, hotels in the area already had very few vacancies.
More than 130 exhibitors from small, medium and large companies offered the visitors services and products for different people. The exhibition continues until Thursday (26), in Três Lagoas, at AerenaMix.
3 eucalyptus seedlings are automatically transplanted every 11 seconds. – Photo: José Câmara / g1 MS
With the pandemic, dams have been built on the forest sector, as well as other agricultural sectors. Exhibitions Exhibitions are moments to exchange ideas and learn about news in sectors. With firmness and enthusiasm, “Show Florestal” has brought new products to all levels of the sector.
Among the companies on the site, Arbogen, in the field of eucalyptus seedling cultivation, offers producers new possibilities for clones and ways to increase production efficiency through genetic improvement.
The company introduces new genetic material, such as clones, in order to improve the market, eliminating diseases, pests, water deficit and many other requirements that the forestry sector is exposed to.
“Mato Grosso do Sul is the largest buyer of seedlings in Brazil, and this growth has been going on for a few years. We run the tests from the beginning to pre-commercial planting. Small and medium producers do not have this improvement and access to this material, our role is to bring new products to the market extensively. General, but we want to offer options. We are able to offer other products to producers. For example, we use clones to increase production. If we have a clone that produces 11 tons of pulp and another that produces 13 tons, can you imagine the difference? That’s what we do”, details Gabriela Monera, Director of Arbogen.
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Mato Grosso do Sul is a state with flat terrain, which provides better soil for planted forest plantations. In this sector, the farming stage has always been a challenge for companies that produce machines to continue.
On most farms, the procedure is performed by people. However, at Show Florestal, Komatsu – the giant in agricultural machinery, brought something new to the sector. See the picture above.
“Our machine was produced to meet the demand of mechanized farming, it is an automated machine. The whole farming process becomes automatic, the operator has no interference, he doesn’t make any factory movements, he just follows the machine so you don’t. They don’t have any deviation,” a Komatsu representative offers, Eriko Piccinato Jr.
The seedlings are placed manually, after the whole process is done by the machine. – Photo: José Câmara / g1 MS
The machine grows 808 seedlings per hour. About three seedlings are planted in just 11 seconds. “The machine breaks down, you plant, you water the seedlings, and there are already geo-tagging of the seedlings, so the producer will know by satellite where the seedlings are. Today you only need 10 people to do the planting work, and then you need another 30 people for the rest of the activities you do these The machine. On average, with the machine, it stops employing approximately 15 people.”
Eucalyptus farm in Tres Lagoas (MS) – Photo: Eldorado Brasil/Reproduction
For 2030, the target set by the forestry sector was that Mato Grosso do Sul should have 1 million hectares of planted forest. However, the target was reached much earlier, in 2017, with 1.1 million hectares planted according to data provided by Famasul’s Technical Director, Clóvis Tolentino Júnior.
“China is our biggest buyer. We saw a massive increase between 2010 and 2021, and the number of hectares planted jumped from 341,000 to 1.1 million. In 2017, we met the target we set for 2030. This is largely due to the exchange of pasture areas that have degraded and become planted forests,” Clovis commented.
In this process of growth in Mato Grosso do Sul, Reflore MS is one of the main associations that helps to benefit from the sector’s general policies and agreements. The association has 18 affiliated companies in the forestry sector.
“The forest sector in Mato Grosso do Sul is very important on the national scene. Today we have a very strong forest base. In 15 years we have grown a lot. We have opportunity and need. Today we produce 5 million tons per year and we can jump to 15 million tons in a few years.” It is expected that 8 million tons will be harvested in 2024”, explains Reflore MS CEO, Benedito Mário Júnior.
MS contains several hectares planted with eucalyptus, which is a raw material for the pulp sector – Photo: Disclosure/Vibria
About 75% of the forest production in Mato Grosso do Sul works with companies associated with Reflore. For Benedito, the country is thriving and has a chance to stand out from cellulose with its raw materials.
“Reflore has created a great foundation for this sector. We have a very strong cohesion and three business fronts: prevention and firefighting; pest control and prevention; work group and environment. The sector is thriving and has transformed the eastern region, including Três Lagoas,” says Benedito.
Among the companies that make Mato Grosso do Sul stand out more and more in the forestry sector, Suzano is expanding in the state, expanding to another processing plant, in Ribas do Rio Pardo. The current investment is R$14 billion, with the plant’s production capacity of 2,300,000 tons of pulp per year.
“Susanoo has a full interest in the expansion and development of the forest sector. We feel we are part of the development of the eastern part of the state, and we are contributing to the development of, not only the forest sector, but also the community we are a part of as a whole. Forest Show is a very interesting opportunity, both to close New business, new partnerships or deepening of existing ones. It is always beneficial to solidify these partnerships. It is also in our interest to show residents how close we are with different benefits, whether it is environmental or actions that generate a lot of value for the community in which we operate”, notes Jansen Barroso Fernández, Director Forest Operations Executive.