Pre Congress

Excursions and visits are a valuable opportunity to learn how forest research is being conducted in loco in nearby regions where IUFRO 2019 Congress is being held. We are offering the participants valuable technical and cultural experiences.
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Technical Excursions - Malinovski e Embrapa

Make your visit to IUFRO 2019 even more unforgettable! Explore Brazil while acquiring qualified technical knowledge. Malinovski and Embrapa have prepared technical visits before and after the Congress.

  • Pine Cultivation in Southern Brazil
  • Eucalyptus Cultivation in Southern and Southeastern Brazil
  • Eucalyptus Cultivation in the Central-West Region
  • Eucalyptus Cultivation in Southern Bahia

Know the options below.
More information: iufro2019@malinovski.com.br

Pine Cultivation in Southern Brazil

Pre-congress trip: September 22nd to 28th, 2019

In this seven days trip you will get to know the Pinus (Loblolly pine) cultivation in the Southern Region of Brazil and see impressive landscapes, among them some forests dominated by Araucaria angustifolia. Four high-level companies will be visited, using Pinus as raw material. They will be able to meet and discuss with specialists the whole cycle of operations, from genetic improvement strategy, pest control, planting and maintenance to harvesting and transportation of wood.
The first day will only be for the trip to the first destination city, Canoinhas. On the second day we will visit the WestRock factory, one of the most traditional forest companies in Brazil. On the third day in the morning, we will go to Rio Negrinho, where Solida Brasil is located, specialized in high quality wood products, destined to the national and international market. Then a stop for lunch at a traditional steak house in the area and continue to the town of Lages. On the fourth day a visit in Klabin, in Otacílio Costa, a company of Brazilian origin, the largest producer and exporter of paper in Brazil. On the fifth day we will go to the city of Campo Belo do Sul for a visit to the company Gateados, which stands out for the quality of handling for production of logs with pruning and slabs. Then we go to our last stop, the city of Urubici. The following morning, we will see the exuberant natural beauties of the Urubici region, such as Morro da Igreja, the highest inhabited place in southern Brazil. To finish the tour, a visit to a regional winery with wine tasting. On the last day we will return to Curitiba.
This is a bus trip, starting in Curitiba on Sunday, September 22nd and ending on September 28th in Curitiba.
The trips will be accompanied by a Forestry Engineer or Researcher with more than 20 years of knowledge about forest operations in Brazil.

Note: trip confirmation requires a minimum number of 20 participants.

Eucalyptus Cultivation In Southern and Southeastern Brazil

Pre-congress trip: September 22nd to 28th, 2019.

On this seven day trip you will see the Eucalyptus cultivation in the South and Southeast regions of Brazil. You can also enjoy the springs of a spa with mineral and thermal waters and handcrafted delicacies produced in the region. You will see the full cycle of operations and will have the opportunity to discuss with experts from genetics improvement strategy, pest control, planting and maintenance to harvesting and timber transport.
The first day will only be for the trip to the first destination city, Telêmaco Borba. On the second day, a visit in Klabin, a company of Brazilian origin, the largest producer and exporter of paper in Brazil, where plots with more than 60 m³/ha/year can be seen. On the third day, in the morning, a visit in the ScanCom company, one of the market leaders in the field of garden furniture that has units in Brazil, Vietnam, North America, Indonesia, United Kingdom, Germany and Hong Kong. After lunch at a regional restaurant, we will head to Itapetininga. On the fourth day we will visit one of the forest sites of Suzano, the largest paper and pulp company in Brazil and the second largest in the world from Eucalyptus cultivation. At the end of the afternoon, we will go to Mogi Guaçu, our third destination. On the fifth day, the visit will be at the company International Paper, present in Brazil for over 50 years and an excellent level of operational development. At the end of the afternoon, we will go on our trip to our last destination, Águas de Lindóia. The next day, we will visit one of the springs of the region, followed by a visit to a regional farm of the region with a traditional lunch and finishing the day with an excellent colonial coffee with handcrafted products. On the last day we will return to Curitiba.
This is a bus trip, starting in Curitiba on Sunday, September 22nd and ending September 28th in Curitiba. The trips will be accompanied by a Forestry Engineer or Researcher with more than 20 years of knowledge about forest operations in Brazil.

Note: trip confirmation requires a minimum number of 20 participants.

Eucalyptus Cultivation In The Central-West Region

Pre-congress: September 22nd to 28th

In this seven day trip you will get to know the Eucalyptus cultivation in the Center-West Region of Brazil, which is part of the second largest Brazilian biome in extension, the Cerrado. We will visit one of the largest eucalyptus pulp mills in the world, Eldorado, with a production capacity of 1.7 million tons of pulp per year. We will also visit Fazenda Boa Aguada of Mutum Group, with Eucalyptus forest and silvopastoral system and a modern MDF (Medium Density Fiberboard) sheet plant. Besides all this you will have the opportunity to know one of the most beautiful landscapes of Brazil, with crystal clear waters and magnificent caves.
On the first day we will take a flight to the city of Campo Grande and as we disembark we continue the trip by bus to the city of Três Lagoas. On the second day we will visit the Eldorado factory. With a forest base with Eucalyptus urophylla, E. grandis, E. camaldulensis, as well as the hybrids of these species, the company mechanizes a large part of its operations. On the third day we will go to the city of Ribas do Rio Pardo to visit a farm of the Mutum Group, which has about 500 ha of Eucalyptus planted in silvopastoral system. After the visit, we will go to the town of Água Clara. On the fourth day we will visit the new Asperbrás (GreenPlac) factory, which produces panels of certified wood destined to the domestic market, especially for the furniture industry. After the visit, we will have lunch at a regional restaurant and then we will travel to the city of Bonito. On the fifth day we will do one of the most beautiful tours in Brazil, the fluctuation on the Sucuri River, the third most crystalline water in the world. On the sixth day in the morning we will go to the Gruta do Lago Azul, the historical patrimony of the country. After lunch we will enjoy the afternoon in a regional resort, with several natural attractions, among them trails in the woods, waterfalls, natural pools and others. On the last day the bus departs in the morning to Campo Grande to catch the flight to return to the city of Curitiba.
This is an airplane and bus trip, starting in Curitiba on Sunday, September 22nd and ending September 28th in Curitiba.
The trips will be accompanied by a Forestry Engineer or Researcher with more than 20 years of knowledge about forest operations in Brazil.

Note: trip confirmation requires a minimum number of 20 participants.

Eucalyptus Cultivation in Southern Bahia

Pre-congress: September 22nd to 27th

In this six days trip you will get to know the Eucalyptus cultivation on the Northeast Region of Brazil, specifically in the South of the State of Bahia, which is characterized by three different biomes: the Atlantic Forest, the Caatinga and the Cerrado. You will see the complete cycle of operations at one forest-based company and will have the opportunity to discuss with experts from breeding strategy, pest control, planting and maintenance to harvesting and transportation of timber for use in industrial processes. Finally you will visit beautiful beaches in the quiet village of Trancoso.
On the first day we will fly to the city of Porto Seguro, our first stop. The next day we will visit the Veracel factory, a partnership between two leading pulp and paper companies in the international arena, Fibria, now Suzano, and Stora Enso.
On the third day we will return to Veracel to continue our technical visit. On the fourth day in the morning and we will visit an indian reservation to learn more about the customs and traditions of the Pataxós Indians. After lunch return to the hotel for check-out and then we go to the village of Trancoso, a quiet and charming place of Bahia. On the next day in the morning, depending on the tide, our tour will be in natural pools formed by barrier reefs. After lunch, return to the hotel and the rest of the day will be free so you can get to know the wonderful beaches of the area.
On the last day our transportation will take us to Porto Seguro airport to fly back to Curitiba.
This is an airplane and bus trip, starting in Curitiba on Sunday, September 22nd and ending on Friday, September 27th, in Curitiba.

The trips will be accompanied by a Forestry Engineer or Researcher with more than 20 years of experience in forestry operations in Brazil.

Note: trip confirmation requires a minimum number of 20 participants.

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