The coffee leaf rust, also known as “La Roya”, is probably the most famous coffee disease because of how it had devastated susceptible coffee farms in almost every coffee region in the world.
One of the most crucial global issues today is food insecurity. By the year 2050, the world must feed 9 billion people and the demand for food will be 60% greater than it is today.
Farmers and people in agriculture have been all out into researching for the most effective solution and strategy in reducing the losses caused by plant diseases. After discovering the roots of plant diseases, we have come up to a wide range of measures to control specific plant diseases.
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 Read More
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.
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.
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.
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:
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.