Thanks to genetics, Peru will continue to grow

Peruvian production will grow driven by the higher yields of the new genetics, which not only provides more kilos per plant, but also better fruit calibers.

On July 10 and 11, at the International Blueberry Seminar in Trujillo, emphasis will be placed on the different effective strategies and management to face the challenges that climate change has brought to Peruvian producers. In addition, the offer of new plant genetics will be addressed, delving into the different varieties offered by the market for Peru and analyzing in detail the specific qualities of each of them, both in yields, fruit quality, size, flavor, or firmness. to reach distant markets in better condition. Everything related to markets and commercial opportunities for Peruvian fruit will also be addressed in the program.

In the two days of the Trujillo meeting, in addition to these main topics, the researchers will present on the agronomic aspects that interest Peruvian producers, the latest research or trials regarding the crop, the biotic threats that must be faced, mainly pests and diseases. and the abiotic elements that will emerge as threats in the future.

Peruvian season

The global area of ​​blueberry plantations in its different varieties covers 248.550 hectares on the five continents, which produce 1.860.060 tons that are mainly destined for fresh fruit for consumers in different markets around the world. Analysts' projections are that by 2050 these figures will have to double to meet a demand that continues to grow, so the future of the blueberry industry is not only sustainable, but auspicious for all the actors participating in it. the industry.

In this scenario, Peruvian growth will continue to increase, although on an area not very different from the current one, since Peruvian production will grow driven by the higher yields of the new genetics, which not only provides more kilos per plant, but also better fruit calibers.

In this context, louis miguel vegasGeneral manager Pro-blueberries He will begin the presentations of the Seminar with his talk: “Updating the blueberry market in Peru: production, marketing and genetics”, in which he will present this reality with his first projections.

Peru, productive power

The global figures are led by China, which produces 525 thousand tons in 78 thousand hectares, followed by the United States, with 277 thousand tons, produced in 48 thousand hectares and very close is Peru, with a production of 225 thousand tons produced in 22 thousand hectares.

Luis Miguel Vegas, general manager of Proarándanos

These figures show that the productivity and yields of the crop in Peru are higher than the powers that precede it, so the irrefutable trend is that Peruvian farmers can become the world leaders in the blueberry market, not only in the export, as they currently are, but also in their production volumes and yields.

We will have the opportunity to learn about the global market, genetics, new agronomic management, marketing and new market opportunities in the next XXXII International Blueberry Seminar, which will take place on July 10 and 11 in the halls of the Hotel Costa del Sol Wyndham Trujillo Golf.

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