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Compendium of Coffee Diseases and Pests

Series: Compendium of Plant Disease Series

By: Alvaro L Gaitán (Editor), Marco A Cristancho (Editor), Bertha L Castro Caicedo (Editor), Carlos A Rivillas (Editor), Gabriel Cadena Gómez (Editor)

79 pages, 108 colour & b/w photos

American Phytopathological Society

Paperback | Mar 2015 | #222348 | ISBN-13: 9780890544709
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NHBS Price: £130.00 $159/€146 approx

About this book

Coffee Leaf Rust, also known as Roya in Central and South American countries, is a fungus that has been grabbing headlines in recent years for its devastating effect on coffee crops – totaling more than $1 billion in losses since 2012, according to the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).

In addition to Coffee Leaf Rust, there are many other diseases – as well as insects, mites, and nematodes attacking coffee crops. These disorders have hurt growers, as well as consumers, making coffee beans more scarce and, in turn, more expensive than ever across the world.

Enter Compendium of Coffee Diseases and Pests, written by the foremost plant pathologists and entomologists studying coffee pests today. This new book is an essential tool that will help users involved in coffee crop production to identify and minimize the effects of a wide range of diseases and insect pests that afflict coffee plants, as well as employ general crop management strategies based on the best research available.

Compendium of Coffee Diseases and Pests's scientific editors Alvaro L. Gaitán, Marco A. Cristancho, Bertha L. Castro Caicedo, Carlos A. Rivillas, and Gabriel Cadena Gómez from Centro Nacional de Investigaciones de Café (Cenicafé) bring together coffee researchers from around the world with decades of experience to produce a book that will help the international coffee community diagnose and manage nearly 50 diseases, pests, and disorders of coffee plants for years to come.

Part one of this compendium covers infectious diseases caused by viruses, phytoplasmas, bacteria, fungi, nematodes, as well as an alga. Part two includes an extended overview of coffee pests. Part three discusses nutritional deficiencies and physiological disorders that may be mistaken for plant diseases. Throughout Compendium of Coffee Diseases and Pests, more than 100 vivid, high quality color photographs help guide users to an accurate diagnosis.

In one place, this easy-to-use essential reference summarizes the current understanding of diseases and pests affecting coffee plantations worldwide. It provides invaluable information to plant pathologists, extension personnel, growers, educators, students, regulatory agents, and other practitioners interested in the diagnosis and management of coffee pests.


Life Cycle
Harvesting and Postharvesting

Part I. Infectious Diseases
Disease Caused by a Virus
Coffee Ringspot
Disease Caused by Phytoplasmas
Coffee Crispiness Disease
Diseases Caused by Bacteria
Bacterial Halo Blight
Atrophy of Coffee Branches
Bacterial Leaf Blight
Diseases Caused by Fungi
Rosellinia Root Rot
Root Diseases
Coffee Wilt Disease, Fusarium Wilt, or Tracheomycosis
Ceratocystis Canker Stain
Fusarium Bark Disease
Black Rot Disease or Koleroga
Coffee Berry Disease
Berry Blotch or Iron Spot
Pink Disease
Coffee Powdery Rust
Coffee Leaf Rust
American Leaf Spot
Greasy Spot
Sooty Mold
Diseases Caused by Nematodes
Root-Knot Nematodes
Root Lesion Nematodes
Coffee Corky-Root Syndrome
Disease Caused by Phytomonas spp.
Phloem Necrosis
Disease Caused by an Alga
Algal Red Leaf Spot

Part II. Pests
Leaf-Sucking Pests
Red Spider Mites
Woolly Whitefly
Coffee Green Scale
Hemispherical Scale
Black Citrus Aphid
Root-Sucking Pests
Pineapple Mealybug
Rhizoecus Root Mealybug
Citrus Mealybugs
Berry Pests
Coffee Berry Borer
Coffee Berry Moth
Antestia Bugs
Leaf Pests
Leaf Miners
Coffee Leaf Miner
Coffee Defoliators
Twig Borers
Brown Twig Borer
Black Twig Borer
Stem Borers
Black Stem Borer
Coffee Stem Borers
Pest on Stored Coffee Beans
Coffee Bean Weevil

Part III. Abiotic and Physiological Disorders
Nutritional Deficiencies
Physiological Disorders


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