Using a new technique, American Flower Shippers Company succeeded in increasing its exports by 12% in 2008.
To encourage crop development, a technology that enables the creation of microclimates is used.
Prensa.com reported statements by Arnoldo Víquez, general manager of American Flower Shippers (AFS): "The microclimate that we generate in the summer works with two sheets of zaram (plastic,) one with 55% shade and the other with 30% shade. In the winter, the sheet is removed and a plastic cover is installed to control the water that arrives to the plantation. An artificial spring is generated in this manner."
As part of the Agritrade Platform, Guatemala will participate for the 27th time in PMA Fresh Summit, the most important international trade show and convention of fruits and vegetables in the United States, which will take place at Anaheim Convention Center, California from October 17th to 19th.