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.
Plants, as well as any other living organisms, are susceptible to diseases. These plant diseases
refer to anything that disrupt the normal growth and modifies the vital functions of plants.
When infected by diseases, the quality and final yield potential of each crop are compromised. Continue reading “Plant Diseases: A Primer on the Nemesis of Every Farmer (Part I)”
Coffee leaf rust or Roya in Spanish, has been devastating susceptible coffee farms all
over the world. It is an airborne fungal disease caused by Hemileia vastatrix. It survives
particularly on the leaves of the coffee plant. They are transported in water, rain or air,
in the form of tiny spores. They can survive long distances explaining why they can
spread to an entire field. Continue reading “Coffee Leaf Rust: Some Facts About Coffee’s Worst Enemy”
Fungicides, along with herbicides and insecticides, are all pesticides used in plant
protection. These fungicides are used to kill fungal pathogens on plants. According to
the American Phytopathological Society, fungi is the leading cause of crop loss
worldwide. Continue reading “The Dangers in Using Synthetic Fungicides”
Did you know that a third of all produced food for human consumption is lost or wasted?
It is for that reason why it is important even for the smallholder farmers to be
knowledgeable of the necessary steps and latest postharvest products and technologies
to prevent losing large portions of their produce. Continue reading “Here are Some Insights on Postharvest Losses”
Enjoying your cup of coffee? It’s all thanks to the healthy coffee plants cultivated by all
the hardworking coffee farmers worldwide. They know very well to take care of our
precious coffee plants. They use excellent products like CR-10 to protect and produce
more coffee beans so you’ll get to drink it right now. Continue reading “Get to Know More about the Coffee Plant”