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Crop protection
Cuban technology related to crop protection has advanced to the point of serving as an umbrella to reduce solar intensity, humidity and the impact of hurricanes.

"This way we can ensure a perfect atmosphere for the development of root vegetables all year," Hortensia Cardoza, director of the "Liliana Dimitrova" Horticultural Research Institute, told Granma newspaper.

The experts explain metallic structures replace those of wood used in 2000 with a system of shade nets on sides and front during the spring and summer, as well as anti-insect nets for the winter.

"Research," said Cardoza, "shows that 7.4 acre modules 39.37 feet wide are the most suitable for Cuba s conditions, allowing greater protection during hurricane season.

Source: Prensa Latina

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