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Climate change allows unprecedented commercial production of almond trees in extreme latitudes of Chile

Cambio climático permite inédita producción comercial de almendros en latitudes extremas de Chile
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Almond Kernel
Regulation / Agreement
Chestnut Kernel
Environmental Issue
Oct 7, 2020
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La Araucanía, October 6, 2020.- In order to diversify the productive matrix of the southern zone of Chile and thanks to Climate Change, INIA Carillanca - with the impulse of the Foundation for Agrarian Innovation (FIA) - executes an unprecedented project agronomic and commercial validation in La Araucanía with the establishment of productive units of almond varieties in extreme latitudes to the usual one. This work, which also includes the plantation of chestnut trees, aims to analyze from a technical and commercial perspective the feasibility of introducing these fruit trees to intensive production systems in the southern zone. In the third year, it is expected to produce between 2,500 and 3,000 kilos of almond seeds, for each of the 8 hectares planted. As for the chestnut, it is intended to harvest between 5 to 8 tons. Both with a view to a national sale and in European countries and the United States. "The initiative is relevant at the regional level, since we will make ...
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