In total, 46 short-term audiovisuals will be made that will be published periodically on the YouTube channel of the Training and Technology Transfer Service to disseminate the work carried out in the Agricultural Demonstration Centers
The growing demand for knowledge and information by the agricultural sector has led the Ministry of Water, Agriculture, Livestock, Fisheries and the Environment, through the Training and Technology Transfer Service, to prepare a set of short videos with the aim of to publicize the most cutting-edge, innovative and beneficial technology transfer projects for the agricultural sector that are carried out in the Agrarian Demonstration Centers (CDA).
The objective is to bring the knowledge and experience developed in the centers to the farmers and ranchers of the Region of Murcia, so that they can also put these advances into practice, improving the quality of the products, environmental sustainability and the profitability of their exercise.
In total, a total of 46 videos will be made on the technology transfer projects that, within the framework of the Rural Development Program 2014-20, are being carried out in the Agricultural Demonstration Centers that the Community has. Thus, CDA La Maestra de Jumilla will offer information on new varieties in woody crops; CDA Las Nogueras will highlight new varieties of pistachio, the cultivation of hops or the project on the cultivation of Quercus for the production of black truffle; and the CDA of Torre Pacheco will place special emphasis on the measures established in Law 3/2020 for the recovery and protection of the Mar Menor.
Along with them, the Regional Agrarian Office (OCA) Huerta de Murcia will report on the cultivation of citrus, persimmon or pomegranate; OCA Vega Media on the progress of stone and pip fruit or Terfezia claverii projects; the CDA of Lorca will put on the table the projects on the cultivation of cherry varieties adapted to the edaphoclimatic conditions of the Guadalentín Valley or on the ecological cultivation of tomato or potato. There will also be a series of videos on the projects carried out at the CDA Lomo de las Suertes de Totana related to fruit trees and apirena table grapes.
The first published video details the benefits of the implementation of plant conservation structures in agricultural holdings, which are aimed at water retention and regulation, runoff control, nitrate absorption and protection against erosion. The objective of this project is to evaluate the level of shading to the crop, the growth of the plants, as well as to serve as a reference to farmers on how the plant conservation structures can be designed and made and which plants are the most suitable and economical.
The protection and recovery of the Mar Menor will have a main role in this audiovisual collection, since it is also planned to publish projects related to practices for the optimization of nitrogen fertilization in the Campo de Cartagena, the implementation of 5 percent of surface area for retention of nutrients, the control of fertilization by lysimeters, the redirection of drains in hydroponic crops, the control of runoff or the use of traditional crops such as carob as a nitrogen sink.