A place to discover, experience and learn

We maximize the productivity of your crops with the most advanced farming technology.

In our Experimental Station, located in San Carlos, North Zone of Costa Rica, the yield of crops is optimized from the results of experimentation. A place for discoveries and learning experiences.

We generate technical information that supports the needs of the agricultural sector in the short, medium and long term

Development of research projects
Stewardship of research projects
Comparison of management strategies
Generation of shared value with society
Innovation and research services for suppliers and customers
Promotion of the company's technical support to institutions, associations and future technicians
Establishment of trials with high scientific rigor
Development of integral solutions

Get to know our
Research Units

Map of our
Experiment Station

To discover each of our units within the ESLIFE-RID, click on the map on the unit you want to explore

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Postharvest Laboratory

Simulation of packaging and post-harvest treatments, transit and shelf of fruits and vegetables for the main destinations of the market.

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Shaded Crops

Coffee and cocoa are two of the world's best known tropical crops. These crops originate from the undergrowth and therefore their production systems often use the shade of some forest species to emulate the conditions of their origin and improve the performance of the crops and the quality of their production.

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Soil - Environment

Agricultural production systems are a Soil-Plant-Atmosphere continuum that must be understood holistically in order to achieve optimal crop production.

At ESLIFE we describe the conditions experienced by the treated plants in each trial.

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Pot trials

Establishment of plants in spatially controlled soil conditions.

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Methodologies for evaluating the performance of agrochemicals simulating specific conditions experienced in agroecosystems.

Implemented Methodologies:
  • Tenacity of products and mixtures.
  • Inoculation of pests and pathogens.

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Evaluation of the alternative performance for the control of Black Sigatoka (Pseudocercospora fijiensis) in banana cultivation.

Metodologías Implementadas:
  • Prueba de fitotoxicidad de mezclas.
  • Singel Leaf Test.
  • Evaluación de planta completa.

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60 plots of 200 pineapple plants for the establishment of trials with high scientific rigor.

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Citrus trees of the Valencia Roja, TF01 and TF02 varieties established in swingle and Flying Dragon patterns.

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Tropicla Forest

There is something fundamentally wrong in treating the Earth as if it were a business in liquidation.

Herman Daly

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Pasture management

Garden of varied fodder and grasses for animal feed.

  • Panicum maximum
  • Brachiarias decumbens
  • Brachiarias brizantha

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Controlled Environment

Experimental area with controlled conditions for the development of a very homogeneous population of plants and induction of factors to be treated.

Controlled conditions:
  • Planting substrate.
  • Exposure to precipitation.
  • Irrigation.
  • Nutritional contribution.

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Weed control

Comparison of post and pre emergent herbicide efficacy in the ESLIFE-RID seed bank.

Seed Bank:

Cleome viscosa (Rat Tail), Rottboelia cochinchinensis (Hairy Grass), Richardia scabra (White Swallow), Asystasia gangetica (Cizafia), Echinochloa colona (Red Grass), Portulaca oleracea (Purslane). Scaparea dulcis (Broom), Oxalis barrelieri (Sorrel). Paspalum fasciculatum (Gamalote), Cyperus ferax (Crown Cortadera), among others.

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Peripheral Crops

Based on the need to diversify business segments and serve different crops. Especially in biological, botanical and biostimulant segments.

Scientific rigor as a competitive advantage

In addition to giving our best effort, we must know what to do. Precisely, this "knowing what to do" is solved through research, innovation and development and it is the task that we have at LIFE-RID.
Lack of understanding of the various limiting factors and the relationships between them can lead to an inefficient and ineffective research or management approach.
We seek to solve problems in a sustainable way to create shared value by providing robust criteria to the productive sector for decision making.

The experimental station is a tool to design tomorrow's agriculture today

We invite you to contact our team to help you improve the quality of your crops.