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Newest export for Las Tunas: worm humus.

The province of Las Tunas produced over 100,000 tons of worm humus in the first eight months of 2003--double last year's production and the highest in provincial history.

Worm humus, a derivative of worm excrement, is considered one of the best natural fertilizers and has shown excellent results with vegetables, tobacco, flowers and fruits, besides preventing environmental pollution. The worms are artificially raised in a sub-stratum that usually consists of cow manure.

For Las Tunas, the use of natural fertilizers is of major importance, since most of the province's soils are affected by erosion, salinity and other erosive factors (see CubaNews, September 2003, page 14).
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