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Agriculture, horticulture and floriculture in Argentina

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One of the most important branches in Argentine economy is agriculture. It does not only meet domestic demand but its exports also account for a fourth of the total income from goods sold abroad. Cereals growing: Argentina is one the first 10 wheat producers in the world. It is grown in the province of Buenos Aires and the croplands alternate with sunflower, potatoes and pasturing. In Córdoba, Santa Fe and Entre Ríos, wheat alternates with corn, soy and pasturing. Furthermore, you can find rice and pasturing crops such as alfalfa, oats, barley and rye. Oil-seeds growing: The linseed production stands out in the provinces of Entre Ríos and Buenos Aires. It is used in the textile industry and for the manufacturing of industrial oil. Peanut, sunflower and soy are also important crops. Horticulture growing: In the provinces of Santa Fe, Buenos Aires and Entre Ríos there is the biggest potato output.

Fruit growing: citrus fruits, peaches and plums are favorite in Rosario and San Pedro areas. Tangerines, oranges and lemons stand out in Entre Ríos. Floriculture: The 90 % of the floricultural surface is in the Pampa plain. Due to the high capital investment, the quantity of labor involved and the demand of production factors, the rate of this activity is intensive. It is also characterized by the small surface of the output units and by its high profitability. In Valle de Lerma there are cereals, tobacco, sugar-cane, soy and cotton plantations. The Valles Calchaquíes stand out for their vineyards which produce exquisite wines, besides citrus and tropical fruits. Lemon output in Tucumán is regarded as one of the most important ones in the country.

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