On November 3rd, Sakata Seed Iberica celebrated in the city of Lebrija, in Seville, a technical seminar where the Area Manager and Product Promoter gave information about the field and crop management of the broccoli to a group of specialists in the area.
To this professional working day, attended more that 30 experts of the sector between farmers, technicians and suppliers. It was celebrated in Venta Luis Rey, in the region of Bajo Gadalquivir in Lebrija. The exposition was presented by Antonio Ibarra, Brassicas Product Promoter of Sakata Seed Iberica, and Emilio Gómez, Area Manager of Sakata in Occidental Andalucía. Both explained the technical details about the crop management adapted to the area of Seville and were focused in the health problems that could have the broccoli farming.
Broccoli is a crop easy to manage and rustic. It does not need big quantities of water or nutrients but it does not tolerate flooding. It prefers temperatures of 19º but also it adapts very well to low temperatures. It can have a big thermal amplitude between day and night although without huge alterations in the phase of the creation of the piece of broccoli. It has also a good tolerance to salt, up to 5000 mmhos/cm, and it also prefers soils with pH between 5,8-7,5.
Likewise, in this technical seminar it had a main importance the varietal election. In this area the best options are Naxos, Chronos and Parthenon. The first one because his viability of adaptation tolerating high temperatures, the second one a cause of his precocity and the third one by this excellent adaptation. Also, Sakata had the opportunity to present the public the new variety of broccoli Ares, which stand out by his high precocity with high performance, good size, quality and excellent uniformity, being ideal for breaking cycles.
Sakata Seed Iberica finished this event with a gift to the public, a guide of the broccoli crop in digital format, a USB called “El brocoli de la A a la Z”, and an individual balance for checking the weight of the new variety, Ares.