CHAPTER 9: Coffee Rust Epidemics in Central America: Chronicle of a Resistance Breakdown Following the Great Epidemics of 2012 and 2013
Authors and Affiliations
- Jacques Avelino
- Francisco Anzueto
Published Online:16 Jul 2020https://doi.org/10.1094/9780890546383.009
Because coffee rust occurs in almost all countries where coffee is grown, it is often cited as the most important coffee disease. In 2012, a destructive series of coffee rust epidemics devastated Central America. The authors describe the Central American coffee rust crisis, including its impacts and plausible causes; detail the breeding strategy used to fight the disease; and highlight future challenges.