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Photo Report Expo Agroalimentaria Guanajuato 2017

Here it is; the photo report of last week's Expo AgroAlimentaria Guanajuato that was held in the town of Irapuato, Mexico. Thanks to the sunny weather it was a busy trade show and we needed all of our time to meet and greet with all of the suppliers and breeders at the show. But we made it again and we're proud to again share our infamous photo recap with you!




Some trends we spotted: 


Automation - Mexican labour might be cheap, but if you can’t get anyone to work for you things become challenging. Therefore automation like packing machinery, sorting equipment and logistical systems are winning terrain at rapid pace.


Supplemental lighting - Oh yes. U.S. and Canadian greenhouse growers are shifting their cropping schedules every year with a few days or weeks, and the Mexicans want to extend their seasons too. We spotted this multilayer Heliospectra LED germination system that is developed to speed up NatureSweet’s propagation program. Other large greenhouse growers also confirmed to be investigating the use of supplemental lighting.


Berries - No longer to be considered a trend, but soon perhaps to be called as the fourth biggest protected crop after tomatoes, peppers and cucumbers. We saw interesting developments in regards to production system designs, varieties and marketing.


Future Farming -Precision ag is a reality. Sometimes a virtual one, but it will not take much time until drones and AGVs become a standard in Mexican row crops, undoubtedly paving the way for an introduction to the greenhouse industry.

Publication date: 11/20/2017
Author: Boy de Nijs
Copyright: www.hortidaily.com

 


 

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