Climate Area Cereals Growing Oil-seeds Growing Horticulture GrowingFruit Growing Floriculture Sub-tropical Climate AreaArid Climate Area
According to the
prevailing climate, the country is divided into mild, sub-tropical
and arid regions.
It basically comprises
plain, where the following commodities are grown.
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.
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
In the provinces of Santa Fe, Buenos Aires and Entre Ríos there is the
biggest potato output.
citrus fruits, peaches and plums are favorite in Rosario and San Pedro
areas. Tangerines, oranges and lemons stand out in Entre Ríos.
The 90 % of the floricultural surface is in the Pampa
plain. Due to the high capital investment, the cuantity of labor involved
and the demand of production factors, the rate of this activitiy is intensive.
It is also characterized by the small surface of the output units and by its
In the Misiones
plateau and in Corrientes there are crops of yerba mate, tung-oil-tree,
and tea. Tung-oil-tree comes from Asia and adapted very well to this region,
being used for wood polishing.
Over 80 per
cent of the domestic cotton produce can be found in the Chaco
plain. Fruits and vegetables are grown in Santiago del Estero.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.
This region presents
climatic difficulties to cultivate the soil. Nevertheless, grapevines
turn La Rioja into the third domestic producer. In Cuyo,
the vineyards account for most of the crop area.
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