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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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Posted in Genetics, Pests & Diseases, Production/Agronomy

Composting Coffee Waste

Fresh pulp ready to be composted

This morning a friend asked if he could use coffee grounds in his compost pile? My immediate response was “yes, of course.” My horticultural training has taught me that any composted plant product would only add organic matter to your soil, enriching the soil. But, this piqued my curiosity in learning more about the use

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Posted in Coffee culture, Farms, Production/Agronomy, Sustainability