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”
Next to water, coffee is the most popular drink all over the world with over 10 million
tons of coffee every year. According to the International Coffee Organization (ICO), it is
the world’s most widely traded tropical agricultural commodity. Statistics show that there
around 70 countries that produce coffee.
Majority of coffee production comes from small coffee farmers. In a world where
population is increasing in a fast pace that many people are facing good quality food
supply crisis, these farmers play a truly vital role. Continue reading “Why Coffee Farmers are Real Heroes”
The number one concern in growing crops is the maintenance of pests and diseases.
This is the reason why crop protection methods are continuously evolving over time. On
the other hand, there are practices that you can do that will significantly prevent the
build-up of pests and diseases.
Continue reading for some steps in preventing pests and diseases among your plants. Continue reading “Steps to Prevent Agricultural Pests and Diseases”
Fungicides are substances that are used to eliminate fungi, fungal spores and infections. In the
market today, there are natural fungicides and chemical fungicides available.
The leading cause of crop damage across the globe are fungal pathogens. These pose serious
risk and damage in agriculture which results to major losses of yield and profits to famers. It can
have a huge impact on the economy since the supply of food is affected as well. Continue reading “The Role of Fungicides in Agriculture”
Pest control is the management of a certain species that are defined as pest due to its
threats to the health of humans, ecology or the economy.
In agriculture, the main goal of pest control is to protect crops by reducing the levels of
the attacking of pests. Continue reading “Agricultural Pest Control Methods”
The usage of chemical products has become the trend in agriculture. The benefits of
these chemical products are so great that any harm it may cause became unnoticeable.
However, because the problems that come along with this conventional farming have
now been exposed, many are now going back into organic farming again. Continue reading “The Benefits of Organic Farming”