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Cambio climático y mejoramiento genético permitirían producir almendros en zonas extremas

Cambio climático y mejoramiento genético permitirían producir almendros en zonas extremas
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Almond Kernel
Nuts
Chile
Environmental Issue
Technology
Oct 15, 2020
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The idea with this project is to diversify the productive matrix of the southern zone of Chile, specifically in the region of La Araucanía; through the production of almond trees, which are traditionally grown in the central area of the country. 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 addition to validating agronomic aspects that allow supporting some future recommendations for its implementation in the area. It is expected that, by the third year, between 2,500 and 3,000 kilos of almond seeds can be produced for each of the 8 hectares planted; and harvest between 5 to 8 tons of chestnut. Likewise, the projection is to sell the products to the markets of the United States and Europe. The executive director of FIA, Álvaro Eyzaguirre, specified that “the initiative is relevant at the regional ...
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