The Ministry of Agriculture and Water held this week in Mazarrón a technical seminar on fruit growing bone in the Murcia coast, aimed at area farmers interested in planting new varieties of peaches, nectarines, apricots and flat, among others.
The Director General of Agro Industry and Agricultural Training, Ángel García Lidón stressed that the purpose of this meeting was "to respond to the growing demand for information from farmers on issues ranging from the choice of plant to the proper management culture. "
In this regard, he noted that "the town of Mazarrón has many microclimates and this makes varieties behave differently, according to the places where you are planted."
The conference addressed issues of interest and the opportunities and risks in growing these new varieties, the fruit of extra-early bone checkouts very low chilling requirements and experiences in exporting, among others.
Garcia stressed Lidón participation as speakers at the conference of the four breeders of extra-early fruit currently in Europe.
He pointed out that farmers need to know all possible options, "the choice of the plant is critical, as well as knowing the conditions suitable for cultivation."
They also participated as speakers investigators Murciano Institute for Agricultural Research and Development and Food (IMID) and the Centre for Soil Science and Applied Biology Segura (CEBAS-CESIC) and technicians of the Ministry and the Association of Producers and Exporters Apoexpa.
Consolidate fruit growing bone
The CEO said that fruit growing bone is poised to consolidate in the town of Mazarrón.
"New varieties come into production quickly, in two or three years, but then the farmer has to keep about ten years to recoup your investment. Therefore, the Department has sought to provide all information necessary as to minimize risks, should know the pros and cons of your work so far and make a good choice, "he said.
In this sense, García Lidón noted that "although the extratemprana fruit always has a reserved space in the market, farmers must also be prepared to withstand possible fluctuations in demand."