Tuesday 9 March 2021

Costa Rica To Use Chemicals To Fight Roya (Coffee Rust)

In an effort to save crop for the 2013-2014 season, Costa Rican authorities say they will begin the distribution of packs of agrichemicals that will enable coffee growers to combat a fungus known as Roya de Café (Leaf Rust).

coffee2Icafé – the Instituto del Café de Costa Rica (Costa Rica Coffee Institute) – says that the fungus affects some 65% of the country’s coffee plantations.

The aid for growers consists of providing packs containing fungicides for spraying, and which can be picked up at 23 offices of the Ministerio de Agricultura y Ganadería (MAG), across the country.

- Advertisement -

The executive director of the Icafe, Ronald Peters, said the agrichemicals chosen are well-known to growers and that he was confident they will help solve the problem.

Official figures show that La Roya fungushas affected 65% of the 93,000 hectares (230,000 acres) of coffee plantations in the country, of which 15,000 (37,000) show grave damage.

Crop losses in the 2012-2013 season from the La Roya fungus, which weakens the plant, dries the leaves and causes beans to drop off prematurely, are calculated at US$44 million.

- Advertisement -

FACT CHECK:
We strive for accuracy in its reports. But if you see something that doesn’t look right, send us an email. The Q reviews and updates its content regularly to ensure it’s accuracy.

Ricohttp://www.theqmedia.com
"Rico" is the crazy mind behind the Q media websites, a series of online magazines where everything is Q! In these times of new normal, stay at home. Stay safe. Stay healthy.

Related Articles

[BLOG] Costa Rican Electric Company – General Maintenance Procedures

During my fifteen plus years of living in Costa Rica, I...

Heliport, Money and Weapons in Costa Rica

Following reports by residents of Las Asturias de Pococí about flyovers...

MOST READ

Chicharras

FINCA PARAISO (QCOSTARICA) At this time of the year many forested parts of Costa Rica are alive with the song of chicharras, cicadas. They...

Costa Rica begins second pandemic year with 3 urgent tasks: vaccinate, reactivate economy and recover education

QCOSTARICA - The pandemic is not over. Not yet. We still have some time to go before getting there. Perhaps that is the most...

Tourist visas extended to June 2, 2021

QCOSTARICA - Before I get into my opinion of the irresponsible actions of the immigration service and the ICT, good news for tourists who...

Driver who severely beat anoter driver on the Autopista fired and being sued

QCOSTARICA - The images filled the morning news television screen, for no apparent reason, the driver of a big rig begins to beat with...

Nayib Bukele devastated and opened a fear: what will the “millennial populist” do with absolute power in El Salvador

Q24N - Nayib Bukele entered the legislative palace surrounded by military personnel carrying long weapons. He walked in front of the benches before the...

Digital nomads from the United States, Chile and Portugal highlight the advantages of working from Costa Rica

QCOSTARICA - Costa Rica has become an ideal destination for foreigners who choose to work remotely, highlighting digital nomads from Chile, Portugal, and the...

IMF sets its clear requirements for Costa Rica

QCOSTARICA - The International Monetary Fund (IMF) finally said yes to the loan for almost US$1.78 billion and to the fiscal adjustment commitment proposed...

The year of the pandemic: the Juan Santamaría went from ‘bustling’ to desolation

QCOSTARICA - Within a few months, the Juan Santamaría International Airport or San Jose airport (SJO), went from being “bustling” to becoming a practically...

“I tell people: don’t be afraid, get vaccinated!”

QCOSTARICA - "Don't be afraid, get vaccinated," are words of doña Irma Ceciliano, in a virtual conversation, along with three other seniors, telling President...

WANT TO STAY UP TO DATE WITH THE LATEST!

Get our daily newsletter with the latest posts directly in your mailbox. Click on the subscribe and fill out the form. It's that simple!

Log In

Forgot password?

Forgot password?

Enter your account data and we will send you a link to reset your password.

Your password reset link appears to be invalid or expired.

Log in

Privacy Policy

Add to Collection

No Collections

Here you'll find all collections you've created before.