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Coffee Nematodes

Several species of nematode pests of coffee in Africa, Asia and Latin America cause serious yield losses. Their presence often goes undetected and their effects unnoticed or attributed to other causes. A survey carried out by Dr. John Bridge in Tanzania in 1984 revealed a minimum of 20% loss attributable to nematode infection in coffee plantations in the northern coffee districts. Dr. Bridge has extensive experience of surveying, diagnosing and researching and recommending control options for coffee nematodes in Africa, Latin America and Asia. CABI Bioscience also has key expertise in the accurate species identification of the nematode pests of coffee (mainly Meloidogyne spp. and Pratylenchus spp.) by both classical and molecular taxonomy.

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CABI Commodities Coffee Co-ordinator - Dr. Peter Baker - p.baker@cabi.org
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