Agrochemical use reported to be lower

Costa Rican farmers, who are notorious for their use of chemicals has cut usage more than half, said the Servicio Fitosanitario del Estado.

Over six years, the use of active ingredients per hectare fell from 20.1 kilos to 9.1 kilos the agency said.

In 2013 farmers planted 767,331 hectares. some 1.9 million acres.

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