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Mexico: Durango wants to plant 1 million fruit trees
The director of Rural Development of the City of Canatlan, Manuel Hernandez Jimenez, stated that the state of Durango plans to plant about one million trees in the coming years, as part of an ambitious project to give new impetus to fruit growing in the state, especially in the regions of Canatlan and Nuevo Ideal, but also in other municipalities.
Hernandez Jimenez also said that the project would be headed by the State Government. "This project will help revive the regions of Canatlan, Nuevo Ideal and boost the fruit growing sector in the state of Durango."
When asked about the specific aspects that the project intends to promote, the municipal official said that they planned having new plantations in the agricultural production area in the municipalities of Canatlan, Nuevo Ideal, and even in Poanas.
"We are talking about planting about a million trees of different fruits, including the traditional apples, peaches, pears, and walnuts. Whatever the area requires, so if Canatlan and Nuevo Ideal need more apple trees, that's what will be done in this region," he said.
Hernandez Jimenez acknowledged that, even though Canatlan only has approximate 16 hectares destined for the planting of this product, the current municipal administration's objective is that the surface grows in the next few years, just like the orchards contemplated for apples.
"Producers decide what they want. There are some who want to plant peach, while others are more inclined to plant plums. The idea is to meet the requests of all producers in the crops they prefer," said the Director of Rural Development.
Publication date: 4/19/2017
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