Cuba Seeks to Revive Citrus Production

HAVANA TIMES, Sept. 1 — Cuba will try to recover one of its traditional citrus areas with the planting of 30 new hectares in the area of Ceiba, in Caimito, southwest of the Cuban capital, the local press reported. This region’s crops were devastated by Huanglongbing (Yellow Dragon), a plague that destroyed 40-year-old plantations. The plan comprises extending the planting to 3,000 hectares by 2015, reported IPS.