- Technical Sales Representative, Leamington, Ontario
- Technical Sales Representative, Ancaster, Ontario
- HR Generalist
- Head Grower Strawberries (West Virginia USA)
- Global Sourcing Manager
- Buying Operations Manager (BOM Process)
- Sourcing Manager EU
- Manager Operations Ethiopia
- Senior Grower
- Propagation Specialist
Top 5 - yesterday
- Greenhouse pepper growers in Tokat, Turkey cannot solve root collar rot problem
- Bhutan’s declining chili production sparks concerns
- Red chilis drying between railway lines create a pretty picture
- South Korea: New 9-unit strawberry farm produces 500kg daily
- "Sustainability is also about extending the life of greenhouses"
Top 5 - last week
Top 5 - last month
- "Vertical solar panels under the gutter can provide significant savings in plastic greenhouses"
- The differences between greenhouse growers in US and Canada
- German grower reduces moisture in slabs with Spacer
- Half the labor if tomato grows upside down?
- China: Abundance of crops grow in arid Xinjiang desert
US and Canada largest buyers
Mexico second asparagus supplier to the Netherlands
In Mexico on an area of 16,000 HA mainly green asparagus are grown and the yield last year amounted to 85,417 tons. Of this, much is exported to various countries and only 5 percent is for own use. Asparagus cultivation is possible all year round in Mexico. The north west areas, Baja California and Sonora supply the export quantities during the period from November till March. From June to September supplies are grown in the more southern area of Guanajuato.
The most important export destinations are the United States and Canada (75%), whilst 20% is sent to Japan, the United Kingdom and Germany. The Netherlands also import Mexican asparagus. In 2011, the amount was 554 tons. With that Mexico was in second place as a Dutch supplier. Peru is the most important supplier of asparagus to the Netherlands with 6,319 tons.
This year the asparagus season, which is between January and March in Mexico was very productive. This was mainly because of the warm winter. There was no frost and the lowest night temperatures were 8 to 9 degrees, whilst during the day the temperature was slightly higher. At the moment the production is stable, whilst prices are reasonably high for the season. With the expectation of colder weather a decrease in supply is also expected.
Receive the daily newsletter in your email for free | Click here
Other news in this sector:
- 2023-06-02 Kenya: Big shift in moving horticulture exports from air to sea freight
- 2023-06-02 Ireland: Minister Hackett announces €10 million investment in the Horticulture Sector
- 2023-06-02 UK: Sussex growers celebrate British Tomato Fortnight
- 2023-06-02 "The EU Agreement doesn't favor Moroccan growers"
- 2023-06-02 "Asparagus season was great, price-wise, but with very erratic supply"
- 2023-06-02 "Fruit and vegetable exports to overseas markets picking up well; we meet that need alongside local production"
- 2023-06-02 Multitude of challenges and opportunities in tomato market
- 2023-06-02 Dutch growers boost sales with insights from neuromarketing
- 2023-06-02 Bhutan’s declining chili production sparks concerns
- 2023-06-01 Farmers in Atlantic Canada face 'abnormally dry' conditions
- 2023-06-01 British strawberries: Larger and sweeter after cool spring and recent sunny days
- 2023-06-01 Plantise shareholders keep company up and running
- 2023-06-01 South African food inflation sees marginal deceleration
- 2023-06-01 Canadian growers urge government to support its sustainability efforts
- 2023-06-01 Dutch growers lose faith
- 2023-06-01 Belarus: PM says Belarusians should have access to off-season vegetables at reasonable prices
- 2023-06-01 US: Visas increase as farmers look to hire more agricultural workers
- 2023-06-01 End of tomato campaign in Morocco, renewed hopes for next season
- 2023-06-01 'Strawberry demand could not always keep up with growing supply'
- 2023-06-01 UK industry experts happy with UK's first post-Brexit trade deal