Rivers, culture, fests, heritage, microclimate, earthquake, tsunami, are concepts that putted together take us to one of the oldest cities in Chile, Valdivia.
In the region of “Los Rios”, that is 800 kilometers from the capital city of Chile to the south , in a three river intersection locates this city, first established as a fort by Spaniards in 1552.
Valdivia was marked by the most intense earthquake ever registered in human history (May the 22nd of 1960) which destroyed almost all the city and which was followed by a tsunami.
In despite of natural disasters the city stand still and more alive than ever before, due to the fact that in every of its corners you will breath culture, art and beauty. Valdivia is the scenery of diverse cultural and artistic events, highlighting among these events “La Semana Valdiviana” or Valdivian week, the Valdivia International Cinema Fest and “la lluvia de teatro” (or “theater rain” in English). For such features as a center of culture and science, Valdivia will be nominated as the American capital of culture in the year 2016.
ADVANTAGES OF THE AREA
The river takes an important role in the location of the city and also in the physical formation of it. The city also has several wetlands in both types riverside and inland. The area has a rainy climate and it is placed in what is call “the green lungs of Chile”, the “Valdivian jungle” characterized by having green forest during all the year and multiple stratums. The existence of a geographical relief of considerable high which correspond to Los Andes mountain chain in an area where the oceanic climate influences the temperate climate, provokes an increase in rainfalls and a relatively climate stability with fresh temperatures during all the year favouring vegetation growth and all types of seed farming.
MULTIPLICATION’S FACTORY / INFRASTRUCTURE
Through the use of avant garde technologies our company is in constant research to obtain more efficient methods for multiple reproduction and processing of cereals, forage and legumes seeds, among others, obtaining always a final product of excellence.
In SEK seeds the reproduction of seeds takes place in our own fields right next to our processing and storage plant in the middle of the prominent vegetation of the Valdivia province. As part of our commitment with environment all the infrastructure of our company was build respecting and protecting the vegetation and including the native fauna of the place, in other words, we adequate and adapts ourselves to the existent nature of the area.
Our experience in the trade mark obligates us to do continuous research to achieve quality and efficiency, in consistency with care for nature.Our company possess infrastructure and equipment that allow us to be innovative and friendly with the environment and at the same time responsible for the native flora and fauna. our farming fields more than simple crops are touristic places.
In addition our professionals have a vast experience with a sophisticated and modern laboratory where the results of the farming work of our fields are checked and meticulously analyzed, through the use of an exhaustive quality control, our company wants to guarantee our customers with a product of excellence.
PROCESS- SEED’S REPRODUCTION.
In our constant search for process automatization, obtain higher efficiency without affecting quality and being in harmony with environment always trying not to be invasive with nature, we have developed and specialized in what is called “precision agriculture”, in fact we are pioneers in the use of this technology in Chile. Exhausting soil monitoring aiming to identify its variability, allow us to apply fertilizers to certain types of soil only when necessary obtaining in this way more powerful, fertile and sustainable soils.
The quality in the final product obeys to diverse factors, highlighting the geographical location of our fields, its microclimate which is rainfall abundant, what permit us to have better output capacity and obtain bigger sizes in seeds.
The use of avant garde technology in all stages of the process of seed´s reproduction allows us to adopt a favorable attitude toward sustainability. This technology works through modern machinery which is used to increase fertility by improving soil quality and distribution of seeds while being sowed.
After harvest, everything is about the grain storages, they work automatically, all the storage is controlled by software that operates temperature and humidity. This technology also keeps the different seeds varieties separately, protecting them from pollution and plagues and at the same time increase efficiency in selection, production and conservation (keeping seed´s storage longer) of our products.