Along with exercise, diet plays the most important part in our health. With this in mind, it is just right to conclude that what we eat would directly impact our health.
In this blog, we will try to answer a question that has probably crossed our minds at some point: Can sick plants affect our health? Continue reading “Plant Diseases and Human Health: Do Sick Plants Make Us Sick Too?”
Just as all agricultural crops suffer from pests and diseases, the coffee plant can get attacked as well. In this article, we’ll get to know the various pests and diseases that affect the normal growth of the coffee plant. Continue reading “Coffee Farming | Coffee Plant Pests and Diseases”
If you’re a coffee lover, you probably won’t be surprised to know that coffee ranks as one the most valuable and widely traded commodity crops in the world. In fact, it is one of the most important export products of several
countries such as those in Central and South America, the Caribbean and Africa. Continue reading “10 Interesting Coffee Plant Facts for the Aficionados”
The primary objectives in postharvest handling are to keep the produce cool, slow down transpiration and other chemical changes, and prevent physical damages such as bruising and impact in order to delay deterioration.
Postharvest technologies are there to stimulate agricultural production, prevent postharvest losses, boost nutritional value, and increase value of production. Continue reading “Postharvest Biology and Technology: Postharvest Technologies”
In the field of agriculture, when we talk about postharvest handling, we talk about the stage of crop production right after harvest. It includes the following stages: Continue reading “Postharvest Biology and Technology: Deterioration Factors”
In the first part of this two-part blog, we have highlighted the signs to look for when identifying a rust disease infected plant along with the causes of such disease. In this part, we will be learning about the ways you can manage and prevent rust disease from spreading. Continue reading “Everything to Know About Rust Plant Disease: Management & Prevention”
Have you ever heard of a rust plant disease? What causes it and how to identify it? How does it affect plants and what measures can we do to control it? In this two-part blog, we will be highlighting all of these. Continue reading “Everything to Know About Rust Plant Disease: Signs & Causes”
In the previous blog we’ve learned the importance of growing coffee plants. As we
continue, we will be learning about the other factors to consider for you to grow a strong
and healthy coffee plant.
Aside from the climatic conditions and the management of coffee plant diseases, here
are other points to consider. Continue reading “What Does it Take to Grow a Healthy Coffee Plant? (Part 2)”
Growing coffee can provide a source of employment for many farmers, making it a very
important source of income in rural areas. Aside from its impact on the livelihood of
farmers, coffee growing also helps reduce soil erosion and aids for good watershed
In order to grow healthy coffee plants, there are certain variables to focus on. If you are
a coffee producer and you’re after the quality improvement of your coffee beans, you
need to know the critical factors in growing strong and healthy coffee plants. Continue reading “What Does it Take to Grow a Healthy Coffee Plant? (Part 1)”
For us to be able to come up with an effective plant disease management, we need to first be
aware of how diseases develop in a plant. What really causes plant diseases? What can we do
about these diseases?
We have discussed in the first part of this blog about the disease agents. Aside from these
disease agents (biotic and abiotic), we will be needing to discuss the other elements which
should be present to have plant diseases. Also, we’ll briefly look at some ways to prevent
harvest losses due to plant diseases later on.
Continue reading “Plant Diseases: A Primer on the Nemesis of Every Farmer (Part 2)”