Visit for more related articles at Journal of Plant Pathology & Microbiology Besides its importance coffee production constraints with number biotic factors of which diseases are major.Coffee is prone to a number of diseases that attack fruits, leaves, stems and roots, and reduce yield and marketability.The disease mean incidence and severity during first outbreak (2008) at Limmu coffee plantation farm of “Gummer” was 49.02 and 9.8%, respectively.Investigations including diagnostic surveys for assessing the disease occurrence, prevalence, incidence and severity was conducted and the sample was brought to Plant Pathology Laboratory of Jimma Agricultural Research Center.
These threads eventually become dark brown in color grow and spread to cover underside of leaves while coffee berries on infected braches are also completely destroyed leading to total crop failure.The isolation and identification of the causal pathogen from samples of leaves, berries, branches and shoots consistently produced fungal species which may be Corticium koleroga that further proved by pathogenicity tests.Kifle Belachew Ethiopian Institute of Agricultural Research Jimma Agricultural Research Centre Plant Pathology Research Section P. Box 192, Jimma, Ethiopia Tel: +251911067034 E-mail: [email protected]): a Coming Threat for Ethiopian Coffee Production. doi:10.4172/2157-7471.1000303 Copyright: © 2015 Belachew K, et al.This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
The disease invariably attacks coffee leaves, branches, twigs and berries with characteristic blight symptoms.
White fungal threads were seen on the young stems and succulents tender tissues of coffee trees.