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Wind gusts decimate plantain farms in northwest

The president of the Dominican Agribusiness Board (JAD), Osmar Benítez reported there were major damage reported to plantain and banana farms in the northwest and rice farms in the northeast with the passing of wind gusts and intense rains brought by Hurricane Irma and its extensive rain bands brushed the north coast. Plantain farms affected were from Santiago to the northwest corner of the country.

The JAD reported 40,000 tareas (1 tarea = 629 square meters) of plantain and banana farms were affected by the wind gusts. These were located in Castillo Palma, Amina, Boca de Mao, Mao, Guayubin, Castañuela and Palo Verde. In many cases, these are the same areas that had been affected last year in November by intense rains. The president of the Association of Banana Producers (Adobanano), Elnio Duran told Diario Libre that they are evaluating the damage.

Source: DR1, DiarioLibre

Sep 12, 2017

Category: DR News |

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