by Guilherme Brunoro

July 9th, 2018

The technology behind planted trees

Brazil is a benchmark when it comes to forestry productivity and the main drivers behind this performance − besides the investments in research are management software.

Boasting a continental dimension, Brazil has 7.8 million hectares of forest plantations and the Brazilian sector of planted trees, even occupying less than 1% of its territory, accounts for 91% of all wood produced for industrial purposes. The data are from the Annual Report 2017 of the Brazilian Tree Industry (Ibá), which brings together the main companies and associations of the planted trees sector and its various segments. Brazil is a benchmark when it comes to forestry productivity and the main drivers behind this performance − besides the investments in research − are management software systems that contribute to more accurate interventions and results.

Precision agriculture requires precise management, and software designed for this purpose helps one to achieve better results. Eucalyptus, which accounts for more than 70% of the Brazilian forest plantations, takes around 6-7 years to reach the harvesting point and it is critical to have an effective management during the forest growth, whatever the cultivated species. The importance of good management continues throughout the postharvest, regardless of the wood’s purpose.

Software programs guide the definition and execution of the handling, aside from displaying economic analysis of the results, with growth and production modeling. They also guide through the best logistics involving the harvesting and timber transportation, fiscal management and other aspects related to the business. Business managers can make decisions in a more agile and effective way using the right tools.

Technology breakthroughs, such as the Internet of Things (IoT), virtual reality and other gadgets, which are more and more present in people’s lives, have allowed the development of management software with built-in state-of-the-art solutions. Remotely monitoring the performance of forest plantations and making quick and efficient decisions is easier with these resources. Through the mobility feature, information gathered in the field is monitored in real time in the decision-making centers.

“Technology use is widespread in every forest plantation. Knowing this segment is critical to developing adequate solutions in line with the needs of each customer”, highlights Guilherme Brunoro, Marketing and Ecosystems Manager at INFLOR, a company with over 20 years’ experience in this area and a leader in forest management software in Latin America.

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