Rare Plants Protected in Cuban Botanical Garden

11 Pinar del Río, Cuba, Sep 23. – Living fossils, like the Jurassic cork palm, grow today in the botanical garden of this city that evokes the evolution of plants from the most primitive to the most developed. In some 70 hectares, there are thousands of varieties, mostly native to Cuba. Considered a rare plant because of its age, the

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Cuba: Honey Bearing Flora in Biosphere Reserve

3 Pinar del Río, Cuba, 7. -Cuban scientists have extended their research to the abundant and diverse honey bearing flora of the Guanahacabibes peninsula with varieties favored in conservation projects of this Biosphere Reserve. Specialists of the Casa de la Miel, which is unique in Cuba, lead these studies in a region noted for its rich honey tradition that goes

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Cuban Scientists Improving Quality of Rice Crops

10 Havana, Mar 14. -More than 70 percent of rice crops in Cuba are planted with varieties obtained in the Rice Research Station of Los Palacios, in the westernly province of Pinar del Rio, where the scientific work focuses on genetic improvement. Elizabeth Cristo, an associate researcher in charge of that program at the center, which is attached to the

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Food sowing boosted in Santa Cruz del Sur

7 Santa Cruz Del Sur, May 14. – Despite the climate difficulties seen in this territory, the Agriculture workers in Santa Cruz del Sur have been able to boost the crop sowing in al the possible varieties in more than 3000 hectares. This territory complies with the plan at a 96 per cent thanks to the tuber, vegetable and grain

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