The current status of mechanization application in coffee cultivation(02/07/2020)

Coffee production includes cultivation activities such as weeding, spraying, watering, and fertilizing. According to the result of the Western Highlands Agriculture and Forestry Science Institute on surveying 150 coffee farmers, farmers apply mechanization in soil preparation and farming (tending, harvesting, post-harvest); 46.27% of surveyed farmers using machines to plow, cultivate and dig holes; 100% farmers do not apply mechanization in fertilization and shaping. Farmers mainly apply mechanization in weeding 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…