Referral Farms | Moldova
“We want to use the latest technologies and equipment to increase productivity and raise efficiency. We also want to grow bio fruit in accordance with EU standards. We believe PANTHEON Farming can help us achieve these goals. ”
Teleman Vaeceslav – farmer
What kind of farm do you have and what is your main activity?
We grow apples. We planted an orchard in the Rep. Moldova in 2008 using the following varieties: Florina, Prima and Remo. This year we are expanding to another orchard with these varieties: Red Chief, Gala Must, Champion and Romus 3.
How many people work there, and how long has it existed?
There are three workers at the farm, including myself. During harvest, we hire more people. Our company was established in 2007.
Where do you sell your products? How do you market them?
We sell our products wholesale mainly on the Russian market and on the local market to fruit processing factories. We plan on selling our products on the Romanian market in the future as well.
What differentiates you from farms with similar activities? What makes you special?
We want to use the latest technologies and equipment to increase productivity and raise efficiency. We also want to grow bio fruit in accordance with EU standards. We believe Pantheon Farming can help us achieve these goals.
Who are you grateful to for your success so far? What motivates and drives you?
High quality fruit is the key to success. To achieve this quality, we must use the latest technologies in agriculture – weather stations, pest monitoring, farm management software (PANTHEON Farming). We also want to assemble fruit processing lines and storage facilities in the future to add value to our products.
Why did you decide to use PANTHEON Farming?
As I mentioned above, we want to use the latest technologies in agriculture and streamline our work.
What kind of benefits did you expect of the program (e.g. less time spent entering data and making reports, farm and cost overview, higher efficiency, control over pesticide and fertilizer usage, tracking, etc.)?
Pest and disease monitoring, pesticide calculator, phenology – growth stages, true traceability.
To what extent did it meet your expectations?
We’re still adapting to the program and learning to take advantage of all its features. I’d like the program to have more visual icons, which is more user-friendly. We look forward to the GIS module to see how we can apply its features on our farm.
How would describe your experience with PANTHEON Farming?
We are at the beginning, still learning.
Did you attend any training? Was it a challenge to start using the program?
The Datalab team presented the functions and offered me permanent support for software implementation.
Would you like to add anything?
We expect future versions to have an improved interface, and the ability to integrate monitoring equipment for orchards: weather stations, pest traps, etc. Thank You.