AGRICULTURAL INNOVATION AND SUSTAINABLE PRODUCTION

INSTITUTIONAL VIDEO
ABOUT US

Established in the 1980s, Viluco is Grupo Lucci’s agricultural company, working towards adding value to the primary production of Argentine fields. Our activities are carried out in north-western Argentina, out of a total of 29,000 owned hectares, distributed in 12 estates located in the provinces of Santiago del Estero, Salta and Tucumán, where we produce soybeans and corn as main crops, and wheat, sorghum, cotton, chickpeas and black beans in smaller areas.

Products


We produce different types of annual crops based on our agro-ecological area, achieving better production efficiency.

Grains
Legumes
Plant oils
Textiles

Location

The company exploits a total of 29,000 planted hectares distributed in 12 estates from north-western Argentina located in the provinces of Tucumán, Catamarca, Salta and Santiago del Estero.

Productive proccess


Some indicators


12

PRODUCTION
ESTABLISHMENTS

29,000

OWNED HECTARES

350

TONNES OF COTTON

12,000

TONNES OF WHEAT

85,000

TONNES OF CORN

3,000

TONNES OF SORGHUM

41,000

TONNES OF SOYBEAN

220

TONNES OF CHICKPEA

3,600

TONNES OF BLACK BEAN

We are committed to the productive and sustainable development of the region

Sustainability


Service Agriculture

Cover Crops

We work with the system of direct sowing, with contributions of dry matter through service crops, such as rye, vetch and forage radish, and a high share of grasses in the crop rotation (almost 50%), achieving greater stability of yields and mitigating the impact of the climate crisis.
These crops are sown to protect the soil against water erosion, reduce its compaction and improve its fertility, enhance nitrogen fixation and control weeds and pests, while increasing the biodiversity of production systems.

Cultural Tasks

Selective and Targeted Uses

Given their resistance and recurrence, using weed control during fallow poses the challenge of being productive and sustainable at the same time. In this regard, we have adopted the Targeted Spray System, which allows a variable, specific and reduced dosing directly on the plants.
The system helps us reduce water consumption and product drift, and is capable of saving 40-70% agrochemicals in each use, minimising the environmental impact and production costs.

Food Safety and Quality

Sustainable Production

Soybean production is internationally certified under regulation RTRS (Round Table Responsible Soybean). Viluco was the first company in Argentina to meet that standard.
In 2012, we launched a project called “Sustainable soybean for producers from north-western Argentina” by which, together with the Soy Fast Track Dutch Funds, we promoted and financed the certification process in the standard for small and medium-scale soy producers linked to our value chain.

CSR

Fundación Vicente Lucci

Started in 2003, the Foundation aims at strengthening the rural communities of the Argentinian Northwest, by answering some of the innumerable social and educational needs of the region. Through our own training programmes, which are related to subjects such as Values, Health, the Environment, Human Rights, Child Labour, Entrepreneurship and Labour Market Integration, we seek to strengthen the comprehensive development of children, youngsters, adults and their communities.

Nature is perfect, but we had to add something to it