CBB plague affects 60,000 hectares in Oaxaca’s coffee region


The State Plant Health Committee of the state estimates that 46% of the total cultivated area of coffee is affected by this pest

The State Committee for Plant Health of Oaxaca (CESVO) estimates that 46% of the total cultivated area of coffee is affected by the CBB , an insect pest that attacks the fruits of this crop.

In the state, he specified, of the 130 thousand hectares that are cultivated with coffee , 60 thousand of them are affected by the CBB.

The main municipalities affected are Pluma Hidalgo, Candelaria Loxicha, Putla de Guerrero, Santa María Zacatepec, Santa María Chilchotla, Tanetze de Zaragoza, Valle Nacional and San Felipe Jalapa de Díaz.

In these populations there is a record of 4.6% average infestation per hectare, affecting more than 1,339 coffee producers. According
to the National Service for Agrifood Health, Safety, and Quality, Oaxaca reports infestations ranging from 3.9% to 4.7% in 55 of its municipalities.

According to the Secretariat of Agricultural Development, Fisheries, and Aquaculture (Sedapa), coffee places the state in fourth place as a producer nationwide by generating 66 thousand tons per year in an area of 139 thousand 674 hectares.

In addition, it represents revenues to the state for almost 314 million 219 thousand pesos, according to data from the Agri-Food and Fisheries Information Service, from which the productive chain that reaches more than 70 thousand producers in the entity benefits.

The cafe also positions the state in the top national export, for ships to countries like Canada, the United States, and Austria, says Sedapa.

In Oaxaca, coffee is grown in seven of the eight regions that make up the territory, where the 17 producing municipalities are located
including Villa Alta, Ixtlán, Teotitlán, Cuicatlán, Putla de Guerrero, Miahuatlán, Yautepec, Sola de Vega, Pluma Hidalgo , among others.

Source: oaxaca.eluniversal.com.mx

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