After a reprogramming of the 2018-2019 harvest in the province, it was decided to stop milling at the “René Fraga” plant in the municipality of Colón, due to inefficiency. According to the statements of Ricardo Sanchez Calero, director of the Matanzas Sugar Company, although the Colombian industry started stable and fulfilled the small harvest in… Continue Reading »
Álvaro Reynoso Valdés, recognized as the father of Cuban scientific agriculture, represented one of the greatest promoters of studies on sugarcane on the island. It promoted the use of an integral system of agro-technical measures, which guaranteed the intensive cultivation of the grass, agricultural diversification and the gradual elimination of slavery. His contributions in this… Continue Reading »
The commitment of sugarcane growers in the 2017-2018 harvest is to prevent the industry from standing for lack of cane, according to Armando Lovelles, director of the Unit of Attention to Producers (APA) Jesús Rabí, in the municipality of Calimete.
From the Central Highway you can see the great extensions of sugar cane, most of the culture is “lying down”. The strong winds of Hurricane Irma affected Saccharum officinarum, one of the most important productions of the Matanzas territory.
The industries dedicated to sugar production in Matanzas go through the so-called reparations period. These works, with an increase of 50 percent until the month of September in progress, will guarantee the operation of the plants in the 2017-2018 harvest.
The 45 cooperatives linked to sugarcane closed the economic period corresponding to the 2016-2017 harvest with profitability and a profit in excess of 56 million pesos national currency, informed Osbel Pérez Gerardo, member of the Provincial Bureau of the National Association of Small Farmers .
Specialists from the Bayer CropScience international collaborative project for the protection of sugarcane culminated studies in the municipality of Jovellanos with the aim of launching a new herbicide for weed control.