For the third year running, the International Avocado Symposium (SIPA 2012), will bring together the most select professionals related to the avocado crop. Such is the case of Monica Castro Valdebenito, MSc, professor at the Catholic University of Valparaíso in Chile, who will provide a lecture about the remarkable
advantages of using clonal patterns in avocado production on a commercial scale.
According to the specialist, the avocado crop production with clonal patterns is significantly higher than that obtained by conventional plantations, "the precocity of avocado fields, being that a plantation crop with clonal patterns of 1 year, closely resembles a conventional 2 or 3 years (+300%) one."
He also stressed that such patterns have proven effective, by achieving uniformity of orchards during their first years of life, when conventional plantations are usually very uneven (between the first and second year).