Mexico: Tamaulipas exported more than 23,000 tons of lemon

According to calculations made a few days before the end of the lemon export season, Tamaulipas will have exported more than 23,000 tons of this product abroad, and achieved market prices above 7,000 pesos, thanks to the quality of the product, which so far it has not been rejected by the agricultural authorities of the United States.

The authorities of Plant Protection of the Secretariat of Agriculture, Livestock, Rural Development, Fisheries and Food (SAGARPA) stated that the work plan for the export of this citrus in 2016 met expectations, as there was a total of 4,500 hectares devoted to lemon production.

Humberto Vazquez Ramirez, the man responsible for these federal offices, said they estimated the production exceeded 100,000 tons, without taking into consideration the plantations that are in development.

He also said that, so far, they had exported a little more than the 19,800 tons of this product, but that there still were 15 days to close the cycle, so they were sure that they would exceed 23,000 tons.

The official also said this citrus was accepted abroad because it met mobilization standards, both for pests and pesticide residues, which means there still are nine packaging companies that continue operating and meet safety standards; "two of which have already been certified by Senasica and 600 hectares that have been certified as part of the reduced pollution system," he added.


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