The Mexican state of Michoacan has launched a project to promote organic production in several production sectors with the aim of improving agricultural production levels, reducing costs, restore soil fertility, and gradually eradicate the use of chemical fertilizers. The program will be carried out on 7,000 hectares of lemon, blackberry, and corn production and will have an investment of 23 million pesos.
Academics and researchers from Chapingo and the National Polytechnic Institute (IPN) gave eight training workshops to almost a thousand producers to apply the Sustainable Agriculture program, which consists of a technological package specially designed for these crops.
These measures are expected to double or triple the productivity per hectare, a measurement that will be made in four to five months.
In addition, the sustainable agriculture program provides specialized technical assistance in the management of soil fertility and plant nutrition, the delivery of inputs formulated according to the type of crop, constant monitoring and evaluation of the crop cycle until harvest.