The Peruvian agro-industrial company Camposol currently has 2,670 hectares of blueberries, 30% of which are grown organically.
All of Camposol's blueberry areas are located in the Chao-Viru valley, in the Chavimochic irrigation (La Libertad), where the company has been working for 24 years.
Oscar Fernandez Cornejo, Camposol's blueberry agricultural manager, said that the main phytosanitary challenge that the company's organic blueberry faced was the group of white mealybugs because there are few ways to control this group of insects so far.
"To date, we use products based on neem plant, which is the main tool to control this pest." Other pests that affect blueberries are botrytis, rust, and powdery mildew. Currently, this crop is affected by more than 10 pests.
Camposol sells avocados, mangoes, grapes, tangerines, and blueberries. It has operations in Colombia, Uruguay, and Peru. It has commercial offices in Asia, Europe, and the United States and its clients are located in 40 countries around the world.