Though our crop plants need adequate sunlight, they can only take so much heat. The plant tissues die normally around 115°F. The plant temperature is just usually above air temperature. But in certain conditions, plant temperature can rise to the critical level. Plants, in general, have three major ways to remove excess heat. 1. Through Read More
One of the best ways to prevent or counter plant diseases is knowing how to protect your plants from disease transmitters or carriers. In a way, by knowing how these diseases are transmitted or spread, you can effectively execute preventive measures against certain plant diseases.
Coffee has always been part of our lives. Many individuals even rely on coffee just to get through a busy morning. However, a lot of people are unaware that various parts of a coffee plant actually harbor additional health benefits that are helpful in various ways. With this in mind, we are encouraged to raise Read More
Coffee Leaf Rust or “Roya” has been a plague to the coffee industry for many decades now. To think that the coffee industry is the second largest commodity in the market worldwide, this makes it a global issue. Today, there are many initiatives both from the private and public sectors across the world to combat Read More
Plant rust is often caused by a pathogen called rust fungus. This pathogen is a part of a rather large family of fungi that attack plants. Although plant rusting seems like a grave matter, it is usually treatable especially when acted upon immediately.
Crop diseases usually occur depending on certain factors such as pathogens, environmental conditions, and variety of crops planted. In general, they are spread according to the very nature of the agent that caused them.
What is Post Harvest Technology? Post harvest technology (PHT), most popularly known as post harvest handling, is a series of methods and techniques used in the preservation of agricultural commodities after harvest. It is a science applied to agricultural commodities for the purpose of preservation, conservation, quality control and enhancement, processing, packaging, storage, distribution, marketing, Read More
According to studies, an estimate of about one-third of potential crop production is lost to pest infestation alone every year before harvest. Other problems like soil-borne diseases and inclement weather conditions generate additional fraction of loss every year before harvesting time. Aside from that, there’s also a general estimation of losing 10% of crops after Read More
Most people, unless, of course, you prefer drinking tea, fancy a cup of joe every morning. Some even rely on coffee just to get through the entire day.
Plant diseases are usually caused by an infection brought by harmful organisms or parasites. While it’s hard to accurately know what kind of pathogen has infected your plant, you can still identify the disease through its symptoms. In early cases, you can still save your plant from further damage or even death; however, this requires Read More