COFFEE FARMING

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About Course

By the end of this course, the learner should be able to;

  1. Understand how to grow coffee step by step
  2. Understand coffee nursery management practices
  3. Identify the pest and diseases affecting coffee and their management practices

Know the coffee diversification of opportunities

Course Content

GENERAL OVERVIEW OF COFFEE FARMING
General overview of coffee production • Growing coffee step by step  Coffee propagation b) Coffee nursery management • shading • land preparation • planting • mulching c) Shade trees and wind breaks d) Husbandry e) Pruning

  • General overview of coffee production
  • QUIZ

PESTS AND DISEASES
Pests and Diseases management  Causes of pest and diseases • coffee berry borer • soft green scale • coffee thrips • lace bugs • coffee berry month • white coffee borer • termites • red coffee mite • root- knot nematodes • antestia bugs • capsid bugs • leaf mining caterpillars • leaf skeletoniser • Kenya mealybugs • Root mealybugs • Star scale b) Coffee diseases • Coffea leaf rust • Coffee berry disease • Armillaria root rot • Coffee wilt • Damping- off disease • Bacterial blight of coffee • Fusarium bark disease • Fusarium root disease

HARVESTING
Coffee Harvesting • Quality problem • Storage b) Diversification of opportunities for coffee • Coffee farming and Bananas • Coffee farming and Bee keeping

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