In the next four years, Colombian blueberry exports are expected to exceed $100 million dollars. At the moment, the sector's objective is to reach 1,000 hectares of cultivation in 2020 and produce 7,700 tons, which would place the country among the world's top 10 blueberry exporters.
Faced with this market growth goal, Basf, the German chemical company, has developed an ecological solution that promotes the plant's health in general, and that could contribute to improving its production in the country.
"Since our product, QL Agri 35, is organic, it can be applied to the blueberry plant at any time, even during harvest. It leaves no toxic residues on the fruit and won't be rejected by consumers in the markets," stated Carlos Sepúlveda, Basf's Cultivation Consultant.