Next generation variety development for sustainable production of arabica coffee (Coffea arabica L.): a review

  title={Next generation variety development for sustainable production of arabica coffee (Coffea arabica L.): a review},
  author={Herbert van der Vossen and Beno{\^i}t Bertrand and Andr{\'e} Charrier},
Abstract Arabica coffees (60 % of current world coffee production) are generally sold at considerably better prices than robustas on account of superior beverage quality. However, costs of production are much higher, mainly due to more stringent demands for soil and climatic conditions, crop management, primary processing and control of several pests and diseases including the potentially very destructive coffee leaf rust (CLR) and berry disease (CBD). Breeding for disease resistance in… 

Improving Pathogen Resistance by Exploiting Plant Susceptibility Genes in Coffee (Coffea spp.)

Coffee (Coffea spp.) is an economically important crop widely cultivated in (sub) tropical countries worldwide. Commercial coffee production relies mainly on two related species, namely C. arabica

Influence of Environmental Conditions and Genetic Background of Arabica Coffee (C. arabica L) on Leaf Rust (Hemileia vastatrix) Pathogenesis

Results show that CLR sporulation not only depends on the TR but also on the physiological status of the coffee plant, which itself depends on agronomic conditions, and suggests that vigorous varieties combined with a shaded system and appropriate nitrogen fertilization should be part of an agro-ecological approach to disease control.

Rust and Thinning Management Effect on Cup Quality and Plant Performance for Two Cultivars of Coffea arabica L.

This study investigated how yield and coffee leaf rust disease affect cup quality and plant performance, in two coffee cultivars and found acetaminophen was found for the first time in roasted coffee and in higher concentrations under more stressful conditions.

Description of an Arabica Coffee Ideotype for Agroforestry Cropping Systems: A Guideline for Breeding More Resilient New Varieties

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Strategies for Coffee Leaf Rust Management in Organic Crop Systems

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Selection Strategy For The Beverage Sensory Characterization In A Large Arabica Coffee Germplasm Bank

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A Decade of Contributing to a Profitable and Sustainable Coffee Industry in Tanzania: The Arabica and Robusta Improvement Programmes

Coffee berry disease (CBD) and coffee leaf rust (CLR) have threatened the sustainability of the Tanzanian Arabica coffee industry for more than half a century. Coffee wilt disease (CWD) has

Additional evidence for oligogenic inheritance of durable host resistance to coffee berry disease (Colletotrichum kahawae) in arabica coffee (Coffea arabica L.)

Results from genetic studies with germplasm from the centre of genetic diversity for C. arabica in Ethiopia provide additional evidence for oligogenic inheritance of CBD resistance, and the recent identification of molecular markers associated with and the mapping of one major gene provides additional evidence.

Considerations in breeding for improved yield and quality in arabica coffee (Coffea arabica L.)

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Performance of Coffea arabica F1 hybrids in agroforestry and full-sun cropping systems in comparison with American pure line cultivars

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Current status of coffee (Coffea arabica L.) genetic resources in Ethiopia: implications for conservation

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A new source of resistance against coffee leaf rust from New‐Caledonian natural interspecific hybrids between Coffea arabica and Coffea canephora

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  • H. Vossen
  • Business
    Experimental Agriculture
  • 2005
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Coffee berry borer Hypothenemus hampei (Coleoptera: Curculionidae): searching for sustainable control strategies

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