Local production of pineapples at risk

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Deborah Rodriguez
Aunque la planta de piña solo da un fruto, de ella se obtienen varias semillas. (Ricardo Alcaraz/ Diálogo UPR)

José Zamora, a researcher from the Agriculture Extension Service at the University of Puerto Rico, warns about the risk of importing pineapple seeds from Costa Rica due to the possible presence of the fungus Fusarium Oxysporum which could terminate local pineapple production. 

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