Argentina’s Concordia sees drop in blueberry planted land
A drop in profitability of blueberry exports will result in a dip in land planted with the berry in the growing region of Concordia, local news site quoted the director of Argentina’s blueberry growers association Graciela Taylor as saying.
According to Taylor, Blueberry production in the zone has reached 1,800 hectares at its peak, but that today that number is closer to 1,200. Of that bunch between 900 and 1,000 are in a condition good for production, the report said.
However the executive is optimistic that the crops, and the region, still have a positive economic outlook looking ahead. One of the areas that growers must focus on is increasing the productivity of the crop.
Taylor said that there is the potential for crops to render up to 10,000 KG per hectare, but that number is currently around 4,500 KG per hectare, meaning there is still much room for improvement.