Havana, May 2 (Prensa Latina) The president of the Cuban Society of Soil Sciences, Luis Gómez, called today for the integration of research and production results in the activity related to this vital resource.
Gómez, also General Director of the Institute of Soils, inaugurated an international congress on this matter in Havana’s Conventions Center, which will be held until May 4 with the participation of experts from Cuba and several continents.
The director gave a lecture about the challenges of this science, in which he pointed out that the integration in the sphere, is not only between institutions and academics, but results.
Currently 75 percent of the agricultural area of the country is affected by some limiting factor of soil fertility, he said.
This resource is also affected by losses of organic matter, compaction and salinity, the latter because it is a country surrounded by the sea.