Coffee Board of Kenya Monthly Bulletins November 1979

Loading...
Thumbnail Image
Date
1979
Authors
Journal Title
Journal ISSN
Volume Title
Publisher
Abstract
Arabica Coffee suffers from two major fungal diseases, namely Coffee Berry Disease (CBD) and Coffee leaf rust. Coffee Berry Disease (CBD) was detected for the first time in 1922 near Soy and Turbo in Western Kenya close to the order with Uganda (Macdonald, 1922).The disease spread south and eastward and by the late 1930's all high altitude coffee growing areas West of the Rift were affected (Rayner 1952) and at the end of 1960's all coffee growing districts in Kenya suffered serious crop losses due to CBD (Griffiths, 1970).Coffee Berry Disease,caused by the fungus Colletotrichum coffeanum Noack is a serious disease of Coffea arabica.Under favourable conditions for CBD infection the crop loss may exceed 80%.
Description
Keywords
Citation
Bulletin, 44, p. 524
Collections