US to aid with coffee fungus affecting coffee crops

Jun 20, 2014 |

Last year during my trip to Guatemala I had the opportunity to witness firsthand the devastating Roya disease that is currently plaguing the coffee crop in Central America.  Roya, or coffee leaf rust, is a parasitic fungus that deprives a coffee plant of nutrients thus denying the leaves any nutrition.   Without its foliage, the plant is unable to breathe and ceases producing...

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Coffee Farmers Face Tough Choices

Jul 31, 2013 |

Blog post is written by Amanda Crossland, Product Manager for BUNN Home Products

I recently had the opportunity to tour Los Pastores coffee farm in Guatemala and see the devastation of coffee rust or Roya first hand.  Roya is a parasitic leaf fungus that deprives the coffee plant of nutrients.  Farmers in Guatemala are facing difficult choices that will impact...

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Coffee Leaf Rust affecting coffee plants in Central America

Mar 12, 2013 |

Pictured above: Roya, or coffee leaf rust, on the leaf of a coffee plant in Guatemala.

During a trip to origin this past February, we witnessed the devastating Roya disease affecting the coffee crops in Central America, including Guatemala.  Roya, or coffee leaf rust, is a parasitic fungus that deprives the coffee plant of nutrients which results in the plant losing its'...

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