Weather Data for Coffee Cultivation

To reduce production costs, the Guatemalan coffee association will implement a climate information system to provide access to more specific forecasts in coffee-growing areas.

Thursday, November 15, 2018

According to the National Coffee Association (Anacafé) with the implementation of more weather stations in small coffee areas of the country, the costs of grain production could be reduced between 10% and 15%.

To establish the new climate information system, Anacafé signed an institutional agreement with the National Institute of Seismology, Vulcanology, Meteorology and Hydrology of Guatemala (Insivumeh).

Nils Leporowski, president of the Chamber of Agriculture (Camagro), explained to that "... Such actions have been implemented for more than 10 years for the control of pests and diseases. However, having technical support and coordinated with Insivumeh, it was estimated that producers could save between 10 and 15 percent of the total cost in terms of rust control and fungicide application programming."

Leporowski added that "... It is a good initiative to generate early warning systems so that producers can efficiently schedule fumigations depending on climatic conditions. The weather seasons must be associated with working diseases that affect the coffee plant. The producer must be more efficient with accurate information to make good decisions."

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