Less Rust on Coffee Plantations

The disease has decreased considerably in recent years, as between 2014 and October 2018 the portion of the coffee plantation affected in El Salvador decreased from 38% to 10%.

Friday, November 23, 2018

According to monthly monitoring by the National Center for Agricultural and Forestry Technology (CENTA), the country's coffee plantation, which has been one of the most affected by the disease in the region, has considerably reduced the presence of rust.

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Regarding the varieties affected, Adán Hernández, representative of the Ministry of Agriculture, explained to Laprensagrafica.com that "... the traditional varieties planted in the country, in other words, bales, pacamara and bourbon, which stand out for their quality, have an incidence of rust of around 13%."

Hernandez added that "... On the other hand, resistant varieties, such as Cuscatleco, Lempira and Costa Rica 95, are not being affected, but monitoring is ongoing. These varieties imply a lower cost for the producer, but the potential cup quality is much lower, which impacts on the selling price of the grain."

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