The exceptional drought in the central region of Mexico has caused damage to more than 50% of Salamanca's asparagus crops destined for export. The losses of one of the most quoted vegetables on the market have not yet been quantified.
According to asparagus producers, the production declined when compared to last year because there has been no regular rainfall.
Asparagus is one of the most expensive crops to produce, as most of the investment it requires is for labor, because there are no machines to conduct the work the crop needs during its growth process. In addition, producers must wait up to two years to be able to collect the first harvest, making its production more expensive.
The asparagus campaign has lasted three months and, ten days before its end, the first results indicate that producers will only obtain half of the volume they expected.