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Tobacco harvest in Pinar del Rio moves forward

The number of collected tobbaco rise to over 14 million 700 thousand cujes, being part of the 2015-2016 campaign of Pinar del Rio province, considered the largest producer of this crop in Cuba.


26 de mayo de 2016 - Taken from ACN

The number of collected tobbaco rise to over 14 million 700 thousand cujes -part when the tobacco is already collected and its leaves are put in large sticks, one besides the other, inside a tobacco house, for the leaves to get dryup to date, being part of the 2015-2016 campaign of Pinar del Rio province, considered the largest producer of this crop in Cuba.

According to Virginio Morales Novo, director of Tobbaco in the western region, no delays have been reported so far, and the nightshade has a good development.

He added that they are working on the building of 1095 houses, while other 963 are under construction.

Morales Novo informed that Pinar del Río could plant 17 thousand 026 tobbaco hectares at the beginning of the present strife -highly influenced by the unstable climate-, fulfilling with the goal.

He explained that for the 2016- 2017 period the seedbed areas were already located, while they work on the improvement and conservation plan of the soils, which implies the use of green fertilizers and organic matter production, among other actions.

Vueltabajo provides 70% of the Cuban tobbaco crop and stands out by its best cigar layers worldwide.


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