CongeladosNov. 22, 2011
Producción 2011 cae a 12,7 millones
A study by the Department of Agriculture indicates blueberry yields in the past three years have declined substantially in Nova Scotia.
The department says a study is required to understand why the decrease is occurring. The Wild Blueberry Producers Association of Nova Scotia’s Peter Rideout indicates production has declined in the province from 15 million kilograms in 2009 to 13 million last year to 12.7 million in 2011.
During the association’s annual general meeting in Truro on Saturday, Rideout said the cause of the decline is unclear and the department intends to look at what’s happening in Quebec and New Brunswick, where yields are up. He added demand for wild blueberries remains strong but that means countries in other parts of the world have started to get more involved with blueberry production.