Within the framework of Svarog West Group Corporation’s activities not only successfully established production processes, but also introduced a number of systems that allow growing crops with high yields, minimizing the negative impact on the environment. Thus, the corporation adheres to such aspects of rational agriculture:
- Development of own agricultural machinery, aimed at increasing production efficiency;
- Cutting costs by participating in alternative / green energy projects: using crop waste to generate electricity and heat, cultivating crops with high energy potential;
- Use of technology for storing livestock wastes in order to reduce gas emissions, production of organic fertilizers, alternative energy (along with crop waste) throughout company's territories;
- Precision agriculture (PA);
- Crop rotations;
- Drip irrigation;
- The production of organic fertilizers has been established.
In addition, by carrying out environmentally friendly organic and non-GMO production, Svarog West Group Corporation promotes intelligent agriculture as the basis for sustainable development of agribusiness. One of the directions of the company's social policy is the elimination of spontaneous landfills on the territory of rivers, forests and settlements throughout company's territories.
In 2014, for 50 thousand hectares, a precise agriculture system was introduced, which makes it possible to determine and apply optimal amount of mineral fertilizers and other nutrients. A detailed mapping and online monitoring of the status of each field has been developed. As a consequence, the economy of mineral fertilizers is achieved at 10-26% and fuel, supersaturation of the soil with chemicals is prevented, СО₂ emissions are reduced. Precision farming technology allows specialists to perform laboratory analysis of soil and foliar diagnosis of crops, differentiate pesticides at critical points in the field, optimally and timely feed the soil, predict and prevent plant diseases.
In the process of work the agronomic service adheres to a weighted system of crop rotation, which contributes to maximum soil conservation, restores their structure and prevents depletion. This makes it possible to avoid weedy infestation of weeds and pests, as well as the provision of a fertile layer with all the necessary elements of nutrition. According to the requirements for crop rotation, agronomists of the corporation determine the optimal structure of crops to achieve the maximum yield level.
355 hectares of gardens (79% of the total area) have a drip irrigation system. Thanks to its application, uninterrupted, optimum water supply with all necessary fertilizers and crop protection products to crops is ensured. This allows experts to take proceedings for the needs of small areas and ensure the minimum content of chemicals in the product.
The cattle-breeding industry in Svarog West Group Corporation is developed, it allows to use the closed cycle "crop production and livestock farming", during which the waste of cattle by means of distribution and processing turns into biohumus - an environmentally friendly substance for fertilizing plants. Thus, the corporation aims to promote waste-free manufacturing processes which positively affects the environmental situation of the lands.