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"Figs are emerging as a successful crop"

Mexico holds a national fig production training day

"Figs are emerging as a highly successful crop in Mexico due to the growing demand for them abroad and because of the technological packages that make them very profitable."

This was highlighted during the national fig production training day; a remarkable event where more than 294 participants from Aguascalientes, Colima, Zacatecas, Jalisco, Michoacan, and Guanajuato learned important technical information and about the markets, mainly.

The goal of the seminar held in Guadalajara, Mexico, was to disseminate the advantages of figs as a successful agribusiness. There were presentations about how to produce high quality plants, fig cultivation in Mexico according to varieties and agronomic characteristics; the main production systems, and the main pests and diseases that affect figs, among other issues.

Despite being a well-known fruit in Mexico, fig production is undergoing a special moment, as it has become a very profitable business alternative with modern plantations, especially with exports to Arab countries, Europe, and North America.

In the opening ceremony, the authorities of the Ministry of Rural Development, the Plant Health Commission in Jalisco, and Engineer Omar Rosas Tapia, the president of the Organizing Committee, and Hugo Rangel Guzman, highlighted that the production of the states of Morelos and Baja California South stood out, as they had an average yield of 4 to 9 tons per hectare. Zacatecas and Veracruz lead with higher numbers, while Jalisco has been able to achieve average yields of seven tons.

In 2019, authorities will continue training technicians, advisors, and producers. Prohigo.com will continue this training task.

The production, plant selection, the plantations on land or hydroponics in different entities was addressed. In the next three years there will be a significant amount of surface area, and above all, a high quality level production that can be exported to any market in the world.

More information at: www.prohigo.com 


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