The last great outbreak of coffee rust in Central America practically devastated the plantations. Coffee production in this region is mainly in the hands of small-scale family farmers, for whom the crop is not only an economic support, it is food security and identity.
Slugs and snails can cause serious damage to our organic garden in a very short time. There are ecological methods to prevent pests of these herbivorous molluscs that are most active mainly in autumn and spring. Slugs are different from snails because they do not have a shell.
Fertigation or application of fertilizers through irrigation water is common in production systems of vegetables and other high-value crops; however, little research has been done on organic fertigation, so there are many outstanding questions about the best practices, benefits and disadvantages of this system.
Beneficial for farmers and for the environment, this is how Tree T-PEE is presented, a container of water and nutrients created with recycled plastic that is located at the base of the trees to protect them from the cold and provide them with the water and fertilizer they need, not one more drop. According to its creators, placing these cones makes a difference.
The GEOGLAM Crop Monitor for Early Warning: Strengthening Agricultural Decision Making in Countries at Risk of Food Insecurity
The GEOGLAM CM4EW is an international initiative that provides monthly transparent and multisource consensus assessments of crop-growing and agroclimatic conditions that are likely to impact production over at-risk countries.