On 683 hectars
33 Rainstars for sugar cane irrigation
Pantaleon is an agricultural organisation active in Mexico, Guatemala and Nicaragua and dedicated to responsible processing of sugar cane for the production of sugar, molasses, alcohol and energy. Almost 18,000 employees produce 1.2 million tonnes of sugar and byproducts each year. As a member of Pantaleon, Monte Rosa in Nicaragua also grows sugar cane on its nearly 16,000 hectares of farmland. hat makes Monte Rosa unique: 683 hectares of its own fields are irrigated with wastewater from industrial sugar cane processing!
These 683 hectares are located in the community of El Viejo, Chinandega, and are reliably irrigated by 33 BAUER Rainstars, model T42. Sugar cane is only irrigated during the dry season, from November to May, when the average high temperature is 36 °C. During the rainy season (May to October), the average high is 32 °C, with the weather being especially hot and humid from mid July to mid August.