Rains in Honduras affect 50% of the crop

Losses of up to 50 percent of the seeded acreage of corn due to recent heavy rains have been reported in some parts of the country.

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

"In Olancho in the northwest and in other communities there have been more than 16 straight days of rain," said the president of Prograno, Luis Donaire. "They have lost almost 50 percent of their corn crop.
Donaire said the corn has progressed past the primary stage and it is too late in the season to reseed.
The government estimates that this year's production will total about 22 million quintals of basic grains and two million quintals of beans. Corn production will be about 15 million quintals.
A quintal is equivalent to about 46 kilograms, or just over 100 imperial pounds.

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