There is a significant drop in hectares in Cordoba

The area used for garlic cultivation in Spain decreases

According to the latest surface report from the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries, and Food, the area devoted to cultivating garlic in Spain will slightly decrease in this campaign from 29,670 registered hectares last year to 28,520 in 2022. The decrease would be particularly notable in the province of Cordoba, which went from having almost 2,000 hectares of garlic crops in 2021 to approximately 1,600 hectares this year.

This was reported by the representatives of the National Garlic Table at their last meeting, held in Acebuchal (Badajoz). They also pointed out that there is a low level of stock and warned that the decrease in hectares might continue, as the current water deficit and watershed management was endangering the subsistence of garlic production.

The representatives also stressed that they were worried because production costs of garlic had increased by more than 20% and sounded the alarm due to the decline of tools for phytosanitary control in the cultivation of garlic. Currently, there is no longer an active substance that allows the control of broad-leaved weeds in post-emergence.



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