Coffee Leaf Rust: Some Facts About Coffee’s Worst Enemy

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”

Why Coffee Farmers are Real Heroes

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 Role of Fungicides in Agriculture

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”