Handbook on coffee cultivation released

Since the region receives excessive rainfall, farmers can adopt changes in the cultivation process using the handbook, said Coffee Research Centre Director Dr Jayaram.

He was speaking at the handbook release programme organised as part of the Independence Day celebrations at the Coffee Research Centre premises near here on Saturday. Arabica and Robasta are the major varieties of coffee grown in three districts, he said adding that majority of the coffee is being produced in the Western Ghat region.
Talking about the yield from coffee crops, Jayaram said that more coffee yield can be expected in a temperature range of 15 - 28 celsius. While cool atmosphere is required to grow Arabica variety, Robasta needs humid and warm climate. The handbook will be helpful for growers to understand various such information, he added. 

Coffee grower H B Rajagopal released the handbook after hoisting the national flag. Sahyadri Coffee Growers Association President M K Sundaresh and proprietor of Codeword Process and Printers, Mangalore Rajesh were present.

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