There will be speakers from Chile, Peru, Mexico and Spain

Seville to host International Seminar on Avocado Cultivation

After the growth of blueberries over the last ten years, Andalusian agriculture is now gaining momentum again thanks to the expansion of avocado cultivation. Until just three years ago, there was only a significant production of the "green gold" on the Costa Tropical, with some 7,000 hectares.

In recent years, the provinces of Almeria and, to a greater extent, Huelva, have hosted big avocado-related investment projects. The reason is clear: the high selling price and a global demand that keeps growing.

AGQ Labs, organizer of the International Seminar, is present in many of the countries with the highest global avocado production, such as Mexico (world leader), Peru, Chile, Colombia or the Dominican Republic. In all these countries, AGQ Labs collaborates with the most important producers, providing advice on irrigation and nutrition, as well as on quality control and safety for the fruit's sale and export.

As has been the case in previous years with crops such as blueberries or citrus fruits, this time a specialized international seminar will be held in Seville. The event will allow researchers and engineers from different countries, as well as experts, consultants and international entrepreneurs of the avocado sector, to share their experience and knowledge.

The seminar will be held on May 30 in Seville and will address issues such as avocado nutrition and fertilization, current European and global market situation, root development problems and soil preparation, irrigation and water supply, the threat of fungi, pruning techniques, organic production, or post-harvest and cold chain for export, among others. All these topics will be addressed by experts from Chile, Peru, Mexico and Spain.

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