Costa Rica Foresees Reduction in Coffee Harvest
The direct loss due to rain is now joined by the inability to remove crops because of poor road conditions.
Thursday, November 11, 2010
The most affected areas are Los Santos and Perez Zeledon, according to reports by the National Coffee Institute of Costa Rica (Icafé)
During current 2010-11 about 1.9 million bushels (46 kilos each) are expected to be harvested, 15% less than last season.
Heavy rains in recent days have raised fears about an attack of the fungus ‘ojo de gallo’ (Mycena citricolor) in coffee plantations, especially in the highlands.
Icafé, the Coffee Institute of Costa Rica, expects the country to output 11.6% more coffee in the 2010/11 harvest.
The 2010-2011 crop estimate went from 2.17 million bushels to 1.89 million.
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