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PERU WILL EXPAND ATAULFO ACREAGE THIS YEAR BY AN ADDITIONAL 200 HECTARES ...

Translation by Will Cavan

http://www.agraria.pe/noticias/piura-reconvertirian-2000-has-de-mango-kent-por-ataulfo






The titular head of Promango is Angel Gamarra and his vision is for Piura region to reach 2,000 hectares of Ataulfo mangoes.



Agraria.com is reporting that Promango intends to increase acreage in Piura region of Peru from the current 500 hectares by an additional 200 hectares to a total of 700 hectares.





The original 500 hectares were planted four years ago and are currently producing 4 metric tonnes per hectare. The Ataulfo cultivar enters into production in the second year according to Gammara.




Gammara estimated that the additional 200 hectares represents at least 10,000 trees.





Promango is comprised of 22 growers with a total of 1,500 hectares of the approximately 16,000 hectares of Kent cultivar planted in Piura region of Peru. (The group actually represents less than 10% of Peru's total mango production.)






The total estimated acreage in Peru is 25,000 hectares of all mango cu…

PERU COMPETIRA CON ECUADOR CON MANGO ATAULFO ...

Informó Promango




PIURA: RECONVERTIRÍAN 2000 HAS DE MANGO KENT POR ATAULFO



De color amarillo, el injerto de origen mexicano permitiría a los productores adelantar la campaña de exportación. Saldrían a partir de noviembre.





Por: Ani Lu Torres








Lima, 05 de junio 2013 (Agraria.pe) En Piura, unas 2 mil de las 16 mil hectáreas instaladas de mango Kent serían reconvertidas con el injerto de origen mexicano denominado Ataulfo, informó el presidente de Productores de Mango (Promango), Ángel Gamarra Condori.



En entrevista con Agraria.pe, el presidente de productores manifestó que “ya no se sembrarán hectáreas nuevas de mango, sino que se reemplazarán algunos árboles viejos y enfermos por variedades nuevas, como la variedad Ataulfo”.









La enfermedad a la que se refiere es la llamada "muerte regresiva", que ataca las hojas.







¨Queremos reducir el área de Kent. Tenemos actualmente 16 mil Has de Kent en Piura, que es bastante para el mercado de exportación en fresco. Usaremos 2 mil Has para poder inje…

NICARAGUA CANAL : A rival for the Panama Canal ???....

Nicaragua gives Chinese firm contract to build alternative to Panama Canal







Project will reinforce China's growing influence on global trade and weaken US dominance over a key shipping route




Jonathan Watts and agencies
guardian.co.uk






Thursday 6 June 2013 12.41 EDT



Nicaragua's new waterway will be a higher-capacity alternative to the 99-year-old Panama Canal (pictured), which is currently being widened at the cost of $5.2bn. Photograph: Danny Lehman/Corbis










Nicaragua has awarded a Chinese company a 100-year concession to build an alternative to the Panama Canal, in a step that looks set to have profound geopolitical ramifications.






The president of the country's national assembly, Rene Nuñez, announced the $40bn (£26bn) project, which will reinforce Beijing's growing influence on global trade and weaken US dominance over the key shipping route between the Pacific and Atlantic oceans.









The name of the company and other details have yet to be released, but the opposition congressma…

MEXICO: CHIAPAS DEAL HITS CIRULI BROTHERS IN THE POCKET BOOK ....

Ciruli Bros. looking for stronger deal as mango production shifts






by Tim Linden | June 07, 2013






Because of what many call the alternate bearing tendency of a mango tree, the Chiapas region didn’t deliver the volume of Ataulfos that Ciruli Bros. LLC were looking for during the early stretch of the Mexican mango deal.





“Right now we are transitioning out of Chiapas and into Nayarit,” said Chris Ciruli, the Nogales, AZ-based company’s chief operating officer, in mid-May. “It’s a new field and a new pick and we expect better volume.”








He explained that Chiapas produced a bumper crop last year and Nayarit was on the light side. His father, longtime mango expert Chuck Ciruli, believes the alternate bearing theory rears its not so pretty head time and time again, and this year is just another example. The younger Ciruli indicated that the Nayarit crop on the tree is bearing witness to that theory this year. “We expect to have good volume from Nayarit from Memorial Day through June.”




Ciruli was spea…

THE HURRICANE THAT NEVER WAS : ANDREA EXPECTED TO DOWN GRADE ...

Tropical Storm Andrea is racing northeastward along the eastern U.S. seaboard, centered this morning near Charleston, South Carolina. 



Maximum sustained winds are 45 mph, and a Tropical Storm Warning continues along portions of the east coast of the U.S. Andrea is expected to lose its tropical characteristics later today.




Get the latest information on Andrea, including forecasts and graphics, on the NHC website at   www.hurricanes.gov


For local impacts, go to the NWS website at  www.weather.gov