The data was offered this Monday by Pedro Fatás, manager of the Aragonese Committee for Organic Agriculture, during the talk given at the Practical Truffle Farming Course that started yesterday in Mora de Rubielos and is organized by the Teruel Summer University (UVT)-Fundación Antonio Gargallo.

Of the 1,680 ecological operators in Aragón, 4.5% (78 in total) are truffle producers, which represents a high percentage considering that the hectares dedicated to organic Tuber melanosporum represent only 0.09% of the total.

Pedro Fatás explained that obtaining the organic certification requires a process that controls the products used for fertilization, the pesticides, which are prohibited on the estate and its surroundings, and the contributions made to the nests, which must be made with certified substrate. The use of organic seedlings is not required since there are currently no nurseries producing them.

Fatás mentioned that any estate, regardless of the age of the holm oaks or oaks, can be dedicated to organic agriculture, although they must go through the three years required for conversion.

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Aragón Ecológico