Analysis of interactions amongst shade trees, coffee foliar diseases and coffee yield in multistrata agroforestry systems.

Durand-Bessart C., Tixier P., Quinteros A., Andreotti F., Rapidel B., Tauvel C., Allinne C

Crop Protection, 133:105137, 8 p.  (IF=2.1)


In complex coffee-based agroforestry systems, quantifying the impact of shade trees on coffee disease regulation and coffee yield is crucial for improving these systems and designing more sustainable ones. To this end, we analyzed interactions amongst shade trees, coffee plants (cv. Catimor), the coffee foliar disease complex and soil characteristics. We studied systems characterized by 40 variables measured in 60 plots located on three farms (monitored for 2 years) in Nicaragua.

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