The government is monitoring the Biobío River, which has experienced a higher rise than the one observed in June. Likewise, they are closely tracking the Perquilauquén River in the Ñuble Region, the Cachapoal and Tinguiririca Rivers in O’Higgins, and they indicated that “all watercourses in Maule are being monitored.” This last region is Chile’s main producer and exporter of cherries.
The Minister of Agriculture, Esteban Valenzuela, along with emergency teams, have been in the field to monitor and provide support to agricultural sectors.
Support for Maule’s Agriculture
With the purpose of addressing the needs of farmers in the Maule region, the Foundation for Agricultural Innovation (FIA), an Innovation agency of the Ministry of Agriculture, organized a Technical Territorial Innovation Workshop titled “Agronomic Management of Soil and Crops after Floods.” It is a series of talks conducted by experts from the University of Chile, scheduled to take place on Friday, August 25, at the University of Talca, Campus Curicó, from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM.
The workshop’s goal is to share knowledge and information regarding the productive damages and negative impacts of rains and floods on the agricultural sector in the affected areas. Additionally, it aims to provide technical recommendations and agronomic management measures for the recovery of soil and crops inundated by river floods, as well as for future prevention of associated diseases.