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November 11, 2011
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Asparagus harvest begins
Described as a good start for the season, given good weather conditions that have prevailed in this agricultural cycle in the Yaqui Valley, the first Asparagus cuts have taken place, reported the Tribuna.

The head of the Rural Development District 148 Cajeme Alvaro Fraire Astrain, said that this cultivation has increased in recent years in the Yaqui Valley, which generated jobs directly and indirectly for a period of more than 5 months in the last crop.

He noted that in the Yaqui Valley 700 acres are harvested each season, but due to the acceptance that this crop has had in recent years, the surface has been increasing, according to the website.

It was pointed out that the demand for asparagus has been increasing, especially because the most of it goes to the export market, completing the production obtained in the neighboring town of Caborca​​, Sonora.

He noted that on average 4 - 4.5 tons per hectare are obtained, depending on the area that has been planted, and every week or every 10 days a cut is made, once the plant has grown enough to be marketed.

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He recalled that the Yaqui Valley already contributes a significant amount of asparagus, so as to complete the final volume of state production, which represents 30% of the domestic production, whose main markets are the U.S and Japan.

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