- The fruit-growers
- The products
- Blue Whale : The company
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According to Françoise Roch, her job is a vocation.
She is chairwoman of the Quercy Soleil cooperative and she shares a farm of 60 ha with two associates and 4 seasonal workers. The environment respect is essential for her. She is aware of any new methods allowing to reduce treatments and (...)Read more
From the orchard to the retail outlet, care for the environment
is a priority for Blue Whale.
Fruit-growers or employees in our fruit stations, our employees all over France apply the same rules of behaviour.
Daily efforts which count for very little compared to what nature offers us!
Our fruit-growers are very attached to their land and work hand in hand with nature, using responsible, sustainable agricultural techniques.
It’s a commitment they’re proud of.
Limiting insecticide treatments
In Blue Whale orchards, the fruit-growers use a wide range of methods other than chemicals to fight against pests. The “sexual confusion” technique, based on adding synthetic pheromones to the air, prevents insects from mating and breaks the reproduction cycle among pests. Insect-proof nets form an effective physical barrier to protect the orchards against external damage (weather or viruses).
Optimizing the use of water
Regulating irrigation is a major issue for our fruit-growers.
Tensiometers are used to provide the exact amount of water
needed according to the season and the weather.
Blue Whale is partner of TCSD in its IRRIS project. The IRRIS (Irrigation Engineering System) program aims to develop a better irrigation management through the design of a new low-cost water probe, and so, optimize water resources.
Preserving the ecosystem
Everything is done to preserve biodiversity in the orchards:
hedges are maintained or planted and nest-boxes introduced
to help preserve an abundant plant and animal life.
Blue Whale makes every effort to reduce its environmental footprint
at every stage in the production process.
Preserving water resources...
In its stations, Blue Whale is gradually eliminating water-intensive processes: