Guillermine Ticona Rotlas de Paricagua
Guillermine has doubled her quinoa crop this year to 2 hectares following strong prices. Unfortunately, her crop has been badly effected by an early frost when the quinoa was starting to grow, but having planted half a field of red quinoa, which is more frost resistant, she is not too worried. Her main worry at the moment is a larvae on her potato field, that comes out at night. Not having an effective organic treatment for this she goes out with her family at night and physically picks them off the leaves. Since the coop bought two tractors she saved herself 4 days of back breaking work ploughing the fields in little time compared to a traditional plough pulled behind a bull.