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Tuta Absoluta News
12th Feb 2014
Spanish Growers resumes Tomato Export to USA

Vicasol Cooperative has re-opened the door of this market, closed because of the Tuta absoluta. The cooperative has obtained a certificate to permit to export to USA after demonstrating that it farms are free from Tuta absoluta.

Since the pest Tuta absoluta arose Almeria found an insurmountable tomato for export to the U.S. problem. Stringent border rules that characterize American imports had thus become a barrier to Almeria production since 2007, as well as other areas affected by the pest.

Yet Vicasol has been developing since hard work, involving his mainly technical team, which is also to highlight the commitment of farmers. The fruit has been obtaining timely to post tomatoes at a market like the U.S., which was lost to Almeria horticulture regarding this product certifications. Through certification by Andalusian Agrocolor and timely registration data base CEXBEG the way was open. 

The first shipments from Vicasol, New York and departed without incident, noting, though, strict measures on packaging and palletizing. In this sense also highlights the need to wrap all the boxes each pallet includes a material that ensures water tightness.

From another point of view, this certification is recognition of work Vicasol technical team consisting of 17 professionals, which maintains one of the lowest number of hectares for all technical horticulture ratios

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