Monthly Archives: June 2013

Coffee Leaf Rust: A Genetic Solution

Leaft undersurface

The coffee leaf rust has been in the news lately due to infection in Central American coffee growing regions in epidemic proportions. This recent outbreak of coffee rust in Central America has resulted in more than 60% of the trees exhibiting 80% defoliation in Mexico and crop devastation in Nicaragua, El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras.

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