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Thirteen years of coffee and commentary. Tridecaphobes, beware.

February 13, 2013
by deCadmus
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The knowledge of how to fight Roya, and the money for fungicide, the labor to treat it, and to cut back the trees deals a huge blow to the income and profits of the coffee farm. The real impact is on organic farms,  whether certified farms or organic-by-default farms, on casual coffee farmers who have little technical knowledge, and on smallholder farms in general. In a couple crop cycles, Roya unmanaged is the death of the coffee farm.

–Tom Owen, How Can a Leaf Rust? Roya in Guatemala

Hat tip: JimSeven’s Leaf Rust: End of Days?