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Holguin Achieves Favorable Results in Sugarcane Planting
Sowing of sugarcane. Photo taken by Otoniel Marquez (Artemisadiario)
The 2017 sugarcane planting program in the province of Holguin shows favorable results in most of the agricultural entities involved in the activity, which ensures that the 16, 600 hectares committed to planting in the period may surpass by the end of December.

Rolando Guerrero, head of that activity in the sugar company of the territory, told the ACN that the groups linked to this work record about 81 percent of the plan to date, with the best results in the economic units of the sugar mills Loynaz Hechavarría, Cristino Naranjo and López-Peña.

The 2, 700 hectares that remain to be planted are located mainly in areas of Fernando de Dios and Urbano Noris, where workers from different agencies and entities support the activity in order to fulfill the planting plan within the established time.

Guerrero noted that the more than 16, 000 hectares foreseen in the 2017 program stand out as one of the largest ones to be achieved in recent years in Holguín and that the bulk of these plantations will be harvested in the coming season, in which the province works from now to achieve an increased sugar production with respect to the previous harvest.

Among other indicators, the quality of the crops, the adequate agrotechnical attention to the fields and rainfalls registered from September to date have made possible to revitalize those areas affected by drought in the territory.

Holguín is included among the most sugar producing territories of the country and its agribusiness is concentrated in five entities, including those with greater capacity: Urbano Noris and Cristino Naranjo, located in the southern part of the province.

Holguín se incluye entre los territorios más productores de azúcar del país y su agroindustria se concentra en cinco entidades, las de mayor capacidad las de Urbano Noris y Cristino Naranjo, ubicadas en la parte sur de la provincia.

Written by Alfredo Carralero Hernández (ACN)

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