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BIOFUNGICIDE HELPS WIN BATTLE AGAINST LEAF RUST

BIOFUNGICIDE HELPS WIN BATTLE AGAINST LEAF RUST



BioNovelus Inc in Arizona in the US says a biofungicide it has developed, CR-10, has proved to be successful combatting coffee leaf rust in Costa Rica and Guatemala.

“By putting our product directly into the hands of coffee growers for testing, it has brought down the level of rust infection from 75 per cent to 40 per cent in just one application in Antigua, Guatemala,” said the company.

BioNovelus noted that on other farms it had reduced the level of leaf rust infection from 71 per cent to 20 per cent “in one application over a period of 11 weeks,” and from 73 per cent to 34.5 per cent in one application over a period of 27 days on two farms in Coto Brus, Costa Rica.

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