12 Feb '13, 6pm

Coffee Rust: A Climate Change Emergency, But There's Hope @counter_culture @wcoffeeresearch @timschilling

Coffee Rust: A Climate Change Emergency, But There's Hope @counter_culture @wcoffeeresearch @timschilling

Schilling says it is likely that, “wild and extreme climate events like this will continue and cause more problems as time goes on. We simply must invest in research to provide solutions to farmers while governments and the UN try to fix the global climate crisis.” Most Central American coffee countries have already harvested this year’s crop while others continue to harvest. As such, the damage is done. Farmers, governments and development agencies now pose a question as to how coffee rust disasters like that of Central America can be avoided in the future. One of the surest short-term protection actions involves the application of a systemic fungicide to the coffee plant before the disease damages the plant. Dose, timing and frequency depend on local conditions and recommendations. It is important to start the application with the first rains. “Although the application o...

Full article: http://sprudge.com/coffee-rust-a-climate-change-emergency...

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