Good news from Colombia about fight against Roya or leaf rust

Posted on June 05, 2013 by Raw Team

 After 20 years and billions in investment the Colombian coffee farmers should be exporting the first of a new 'Roya' or 'Leaf Rust" resistant coffee after the harvest at the end of this year.

Al Jazera article here. http://www.aljazeera.com/news/americas/2013/06/201363224629458776.html

We have heard that natural hybids with similar rust resistant properties are now coming out of Java after they were hit with Rust about 16-20 years ago also.

It going to be interesting to see what they taste like...

Posted in colombia, leaf rust, roya


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