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Vineyard planting authorizations

Introduction The wine sector in Spain is very important. It is the country with the largest planted vineyard surface area in the world, and the third largest wine producing country in the world (after Italy and France), with more than 4,000 wineries producing around 40 million hectolitres per [...]

Legal hemp cultivation in Spain

Legal hemp cultivation in Spain New fabrics made from hemp, obtained from large-scale cultivation of this plant (Cannabis sativa), are currently being produced in Spain. This species is more commonly known as marijuana, which is illegal to grow. So how is it possible that there are large [...]

Desert truffle

Introduction Desert truffles, also known as criadillas or turmas de tierra, are a type of hypogeous fungus that grows in symbiosis with the roots of shrubs, usually of the genus Helianthemum. These fungi belong to the family Terfeziaceae, belonging to the ascomycetes group. Their appearance is [...]

Xpande Chamber of Commerce Murcia

“Carlos Guillermo García Molina has been a beneficiary of the European Regional Development Fund whose objective is to improve the competitiveness of SMEs and thanks to which he has launched an Internationalisation Plan with the aim of improving its competitive positioning abroad during [...]

VEGETATION INDICES IN PRECISION AGRICULTURE

Introduction As discussed in previous publications, precision agriculture is currently very much in vogue. This methodology makes it possible to measure and manage the variability of soil properties, i.e. spatial variability, in order to increase production efficiency and reduce environmental [...]

DRONES AND PRECISION LIVESTOCK FARMING

Introduction Drones are one of the technologies that are currently booming in the world of aeronautics, which is why more and more products are becoming available on the market. A drone is an aircraft that flies unmanned and is operated by remote control. Different names are used to refer to [...]

PRECISION LIVESTOCK FARMING

Introduction Livestock farms, in order to cope with the continuous increase in demand for their products, associated with population growth, are constantly increasing their size and the productive performances of the animals. This situation places greater demands on farmers and even on the [...]

PROFITABLE AND GROWING CROPS: MARIGOLD

Nowadays, although medicinal plants have always aroused much interest and have always been highly appreciated, this is a growing sector, especially in relation to natural cosmetics and daily hygiene products, which are booming. Although species such as marigold, to which this publication is [...]

PROFITABLE AND GROWING CROPS: HOPS

Hops are one of the main ingredients of beer, being the element that gives it its aroma and, fundamentally, its characteristic bitter taste, although each of the different varieties contributes distinctive elements, acting as a counterbalance to the sweetness of the barley malt. It also makes [...]

PROFITABLE AND GROWING CROPS: BLUEBERRIES

Although wild fruits have always been appreciated by man, it has only been in recent years that interest in these products has begun to reawaken, due to their natural origin. However, in order to cope with the growing market demand, cultivation has started to be established, thus increasing the [...]

PROFITABLE AND GROWING CROPS: MANGO

Until a few years ago it seemed practically unthinkable to find mango in shops and department stores, however, nowadays it is one of the most demanded exotic fruits in the world market. Although it is commonly believed that it is a tree from the American tropics, due to the fact that these are [...]

PROFITABLE AND GROWING CROPS: AVOCADOS

The avocado is one of the most sought-after products on the market today, worldwide, with a 443% increase in demand in countries such as the United States. Such is its success that it has come to be known as green gold, due to its high price, which has reached record figures in recent years. [...]

Yielding and RIGHT CULTIVES: ALMENDRO

In 2018, Spain was the third largest producer of almonds in the world, reaching a harvest volume of 4%, with the United States the first, since it represents 80%. This has its advantages, since its cultivation models can be taken as a point of reference for those considering starting out. [...]

PROFITABLE AND RISING CROPS: PISTACHIO

Introduction A profitable crop is established as one that allows the initial investment to be recovered in a relatively short period of time or as quickly as possible. It is also defined as one in which the benefits of its sale are well above the investment to be made. In this publication we [...]

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