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Chilean blueberry growers adapt to water and labor problems

Chilean blueberry producers may have to think about changing their plantations for varieties that are more resistant to the new climatic conditions in the region, as well as to mechanized harvesting due to the lack of agricultural workers.

Carlos Inostroza, president of Araucanía Frutícola, a program financed by the Regional Government and executed by INIA that provides professional and specialized support to new fruit growers in the region, assured that “blueberry production will remain stable.”  He thinks "it is important to note that most, if not all, farmers are taking measures to address water shortages and lack of labor, the main problems for the current harvest."


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