Sugar Cane Harvest Starts in Nicaragua
The country began its 2010-11 harvest; estimates put output at 5% lower than the last season.
Tuesday, November 16, 2010
"The National Committee of Sugar Producers of Nicaragua has estimated that the sugar harvest, which began today and ends in May 2011, will produce 11.5 million quintals (46 kilos each), 500,000 bushels less than the same period before," according to Canal15.com.ni.
Sugarcane stands out in the agricultural sector for its growth in the amount of cultivated areas, mechanization of work, and the use of compost.
Climatic factors and rat infestations in the plantations have resulted in a reduction of 15% in the 2010-11 harvest compared to past crops..
With an estimated production of 48.4 million bushels, the 2010/2011 harvest begins next Monday.
The harvest for the 2008-2009 cycle will be a record, surpassing 11 million 500 thousand quintals, Mario Amador, executive director of the CNPA, reported.
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