Mexico avocado association looks to improve productivity
Mexico’s association of avocados growers, packers and exporters of Michoacán (APEAM) aims to improve the productivity of its avocado yield through an international consulting group and the application of new technologies, Infohass.net reported.
Quoting the APEAM President Ricardo Javier Vega López, the report said that APEAM will form a multidisciplinary group of eight experts from Mexico, New Zealand, South Africa, Israel and U.S. that will study how to better apply technology to increase the crop’s yield over the next three to four years.
The group will study how to use technology to improve the use of fertilizers, pests, irrigation and plant trimming.
Currently one hectare yields 9 tons of fruit on average. The APEAM wants to grow that figure 30 % to 40%, and says that yielding 20 tons of fruit is a possibility.