Program For Rust Control in El Salvador

The Ministry of Agriculture and Farming will be providing a package of agricultural materials to control rust disease and provide foliar nutrition for coffee plants.

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Initially $3 million will be available for this program and the authorities of the Ministry are handling the approval of a further $5 million to the Trust Fund to Support Coffee Production.

A statement from the Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock (MAG) reads:

MAG Launches Comprehensive program to control coffee rust

- $ 3 million will be invested in the nationwide program.
- More than 17,000 farmers will benefit.

The Ministry of Agriculture began on Wednesday January 23 a Integrated Program of Control of Coffee Rust, with an investment of $3 million to benefit national coffee producers.

Through this program, the MAG will deliver a package of agricultural materials to control rust and provide foliar nutrition of the coffee plants. In addition, technical assistance and training will be given on the proper application of agrochemicals, which will contribute to the recovery of the productive potential of coffee production in the short term by decreasing the levels of the infestation.

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A statement from the Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock reads:


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