Nicaragua: Peanut Harvest Grows by 15%

A production of 3 million quintals of peanuts will be the result of the harvest that began in November and ends in early January 2012.

Monday, December 5, 2011

The 15% increase compared to the previous harvest is the result of an improvement in the performance of the planted area, as acreage has not been extended, said the producer Mauricio Zacharias.

"These figures exceed the expectations raised by the Government in the National Agricultural Production Plan for the cycle 2011-2012, which projected a one percent reduction in the yield of peanuts in relation to the previous cycle.

During this period, between 55 and 60 thousand acres of peanuts were planted, whose performance ranges from 50 to 55 quintals per hectare", reported

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