New Brazilian citrus zone doubles production
Citrus producers in south-western Brazil have reached improved levels of productivity with many farmers opting for the region for its pleasant climate, as well distance from pests and diseases, website Agrolink.com.br reported.
These farming zones have been labelled 'islands of productivity' as they have doubled production recently, through the use of modern practices and specialized agricultural equipment, the story reported.
The region's youngest plants can reach the same levels of production as the oldest orchards of Sao Paulo, Agro Link reported.
Itaí region farmer Luiz Carlos Rando Rosolen told the publication the new generation had a different mentality and were more willing to pay a higher price to look after crops.