History

The Center for Agricultural Sciences (CCA – UFSC) in 1982 received, by donation of the State of Santa Catarina, with an area of 183.43 ha land, owned by former Ressacada Farm, standing at José Olympio da Silva Street, 1326, in District Tapera and city of Florianopolis.

The main purpose of the acquisition of the Experimental Farm, established at the time, was to assist in the training of academic achievement with practical classes and internships in achieving agricultural research and improving knowledge of teachers.

This farm is distant 20 km from the CCA / UFSC and 22 km from downtown, bordering lands of the Ministry of Aeronautics in the north and west, with Francelino Cordeiro land and Antonio Primo to the east and the heirs of Luis D’Acampora at south .

This tract of land became known as the Experimental Farm Ressacada, and was about eight years without effective utilization. In 1989 the first improvements were built as fences and guards and overseer’s house, in order to accommodate cows from the project Cattle Creole Lageano. Around the same time, there was the liquidation of the Institute of Sugar and Alcohol which donated equipment and tractors to the CCA.

Already in the 1990s, major earthworks and drainage services were performed, allowing installation of experiments with horticultural plants, especially bean pod, Mungo beans and cassava in order to develop production systems, agro-sustaining.

In the area of animal husbandry stood out studies related to outdoor pig farming, herding buffalo and voisin, including Lageano Creole cattle breed and wild animals like emus.

In the area of Agricultural Mechanization, Rural Engineering Department, together with the Department of Mechanical Engineering (Graduate) developed machines for use in steep areas and machinery for tillage and transplanting of seedlings, cutting-roller, precision seeder, seeder coupled to two cultures.

In this area were developed several experimental studies that resulted in dissertation and publication in several vehicles. There were also works of research that supported the Graduate Program at UFSC.

Subsequent adaptation activities of motors and generators using biogas and the relationships between forest plants and livestock, were also performed on the premises of the Experimental Farm.

In 2003 and 2004 the farm received a Unicef project, where were developed activities for inclusion of children and young people even received the official visit Lurian Cordeiro (Lula) da Silva, daughter of then country President.

In 2005, some projects have been developed for installation and maintenance as well as an apiary model with the objective of serving as a teaching and research students of various courses at UFSC; evaluation of methods and performance of winter cereals in Island of Santa Catarina and composting facility for solid waste from pigs. It is noteworthy that many of the implemented projects were discontinued because they are of short duration.

Were also performed experiments doctorate and master of the Technological Center of UFSC, through the Department of Environmental Engineering, especially related to wastewater and remediation of soil and groundwater, which is still running.

In 2008, Professor Alberto Kazushi Nagaoka started coordinating the Laboratory of Agricultural Mechanization at Farm, coordinating the classes and the experiments conducted in the area of agricultural mechanization.

In September was instituted the office of Supervisor of Experimental Farm of hangover. Prof. Alberto Nagaoka then began to oversee the Farm under the ordinance in 063/CCA/2008. This period was hired Agronomist Otavio Rechsteiner Maghelly through public tender, to assist in administration.

In October and November 2008, the Faculty Advisor along with Agronomist had meetings with the Departments of CCA, juniors, students and others involved to present the project “Revitalization of the Experimental Farm hangover.

The priority for the months of December and January 2009 were the protection of resources for implementation of projects and improvements at the farm, including the project of establishing a teaching garden in partnership with University RestaurantPrae.

In 2009 we carried out a survey of general and complete farm where it was identified that the total area of 169.16 ha of it is not the original 183.43.

In January 2010 were recruited other agronomists to the CCA, starting to act on the Farm: Marcelo Venturi and Nuno de Campos Filho. In May Sebastião Ferreira Magagnin.