Coffee in Vietnam(18/06/2020)

After 30 years of development, Vietnam’s coffee industry is facing severe challenges such as climate change; competition of other crops; need to replace ageing coffee trees; production costs are increasing higher while world coffee prices are at very low levels. Due to intense competition, Vietnam’s policy of coffee production has shifted to a new era with two objectives: firstly, to maintain its position as the world’s second largest producer and…

Intercropping is the trend in sustainable coffee production(11/06/2020)

Dinh Thi Nha Truc, M.Sc Division of Agriculture System  According the survey result on intercropping systems in coffee farms in the Central Highlands (Vietnam), there were four popular plants used to intercrop with coffee, such as durian (Durio Zibethinus), black pepper (Piper Nigrum L.), avocado (Persea Americana) and cashew (Anacardium occidentale L.). Because of the high intercropping density, coffee yield could only get less than 3 tons per hecta per…

This study used methanol solvent to extract active ingredients from cinnamon bark. After geting cinnamon bark extract, added chitosan powderto create biological preparations to protect coffee roots from harmful nematodes. Experimental results showed that preparations and extracts have had no effect on stimulating growth plants of aerial parts. Treatment formula for concentration of 0.2% of preparations got the highest efficiency in anti-nematicidal activity compared to other treatments. The efficiency of…