Coffee in Costa Rica: Rust Threat Alert

A warning has been given that changes in the climatic conditions during the next two months will encourage an increase of the presence of the fungus in all coffee locations in the country.

Friday, May 19, 2017

From a statement issued by the Coffee Institute:

According to experts from the Costa Rican Coffee Institute, ICAFE, the current variations in the behavior of atmospheric conditions presents a high level of risk and encourages an increase of Rust in all of the coffee locations in the country.

See also: "Central America: Figures From Coffee Exports"

The amount of Rust could increase by 9 percentage points in Coto Brus and Turrialba in the second half of May, while in the Central Valley, Valle Occidental, Pérez Zeledón, Zona Norte and Los Santos, it could increase by 4 percentage points at the end of the first half of June.

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