Table 2

Production characteristics in the six sugarcane production areas of Costa Rica

Production area*Production area (2013)Hectare change since 1973Peak zafra (# months)Mechanical harvesting (%, 2006)
North Pacific (1)32.850+24 350535
Central Pacific (2)6230+5330590
North Zone (3)8950+3500335
South Zone (4)4450+435035
Occidental Central (5)4450−465040
Oriental Central (6)4900−875043