Councillor for Agriculture, Fisheries and Rural Development, Magdalena Mendez, visited last week the plots that the Murcian Institute of Agricultural Research and Development and Food (IMIDA) is intended for experimental cultivation of cherry in the municipality of Mazarron.
Mendez held this visit in the follow-ups carried out in this project.
In the municipality there are 4 parcels for the experimental culture.
2 of them are in the hamlet of Leiva, another in that of Iguana and a final in the hamlet of half a league from the village of Mulberry.
The mayor was able to see how you're doing the grafting of new varieties of this plant to continue this pilot study.
As Magdalena Mendez explained "The aim of this project is to find out which variety is most suitable for cultivation in our town. From the City are waiting for how to develop this initiative of the Autonomous Community as we believe necessary to diversify the Mazarron to agriculture remains an economic engine municipality. "
In this line of commitment to diversification of crops, Mendez traveled for months to the Experimental Station of Tropical Crops Cajamar, located on the estate of the Palmerillas in Almeria, in order to learn first hand how culture develops various sub-species such as avocado, mango and custard apple.
Source: Ayuntamiento de Mazarrón