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Agrotrade Lima bets on new opportunities for fruit growing in Peru

Agrotrade Peru, a traditional seminar that will bring together prominent Chilean and Peruvian exhibitors who will make presentations aimed at publicizing alternatives to expand Peru's export basket and support the country's fruit growth, will be held on August 5, at the Belmond Miraflores Park hotel in Lima.

"The event's program will consist of talks on export market trends for fruit and non-traditional species in Peru, such as cherry, olive, and almond trees, among others. There will also be talks on clonal avocados and new vine varieties designed in international markets, as well as the opportunities offered by the various soil and climate conditions of the different agricultural valleys of Peru," stated Maritrini Lapuente, the general manager of Viveros de Chile, the entity organizing the event.

Agrotrade Peru will also address alternatives of mechanization in fruit crops and technologies for the production of cherry trees. Expert speakers will deliver key tools for successful management in areas of low accumulation of cold hours.

"I believe that Agrotrade is an excellent platform that brings together Chile's fruit experience and Peru's great production potential. It is essential to generate synergies between countries, so as to strengthen ourselves as an agro-exporting fruit sector," stated Claudia Fassio, a specialist in Clonal Propagation of subtropical fruit trees (Ph.D.), who will participate as a speaker in this seminar.

A technical look at cherry trees
Marcelo Correa, professor of Fruticulture at the University of Talca, general manager of the Correa e Hijos Agricultural Society, and prominent advisor in fruit growing, will make a presentation called "A technical look at cherry trees," in which he will discuss different topics, from physiological issues of the species to cutting edge technical management.

“There are early varieties that could be interesting for Peru. The most important thing is to choose the variety that meets the necessary cold hours and that has an adequate post-harvest to reach the Chinese market (40-45 days post-harvest)," the specialist stated.

The event is a meeting platform between Peruvian producers, international advisors, and Chilean nurseries and is sponsored by the Association of Exporters of Peru, ADEX, and ProChile Peru.

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