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Coffee Pests, Diseases and their Management

Coffee Pests, Diseases and their Management

By M Bigger, formerly of Lyamungu Coffee Research Station, Tanzania, R Hillocks, Natural Resources Institute, University of Greenwich, UK

Edited by J Waller, CABI Egham, Surrey, UK

April 2007 / Hardback / 400 Pages / 9781845931292 £105.00 / €135.00 / $199.95
With 10% online discount: £94.50 / €121.50 / $179.96
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Main Description

Price collapse and oversupply have made coffee a high-profile crop in recent years: never has efficient production and crop protection been more important for reducing costs and increasing quality. Packed with illustrations, this book covers the origins, botany, agroecology and worldwide production statistics of coffee, and the insect pests, plant pathogens, nematodes and nutrient deficiencies that afflict it. With emphasis on integrated crop management, this book reviews control measures suitable for any coffee pest or disease and will enable agriculturists to design and implement sustainable pest management systems.

1 Coffee production overview

The basics of the coffee crop

World Production

2 Insect pests

Stem and branch borers

Berry feeders

Bud, leaf, green shoot and flower feeding insects

Root and collar feeding insects

3 Diseases, nematodes, nutrient deficiencies and physiological disorders

Foliage and shoot diseases

Berry diseases

Wilt diseases and diseases of the root and stem


Nutrient deficiencies and physiological diseases

4 Integrated crop management

Nursery management, transplanting and crop maintenance

Shade management, conservation and biodiversity

Post harvest and processing pests and microbial problems

Integrated pest management and pest management technology

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