• Devastating Coffee Rust Hits 70% of Central America's Arabica Plants

    30 days ago - By Vine Pair

    A “devastating” disease is spreading across Central American coffee plantations and threatening global coffee supply, causing billions of dollars of damage, and costing millions of workers their jobs, NPR reports .
    Known as coffee rust leaf disease, or coffee rust, the disease is caused by fungus Hemileia vastatrix , and has no known cure. While not killing plants outright, the disease chokes them of essential nutrients, causing a dramatic drop in yields. First symptoms include pale-yellow spots on leaves' upper surfaces, which then expand into larger rings, turning bright orange, red...
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