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    What we can Learn From the Fight against Coffee Leaf Rust

    By Jon Ferguson | March 23, 2020

    Before the recent outbreak of COVID-19 began in the United States, I wrote a blog about some of the conditions that scientists have identified as underlying conditions for the  devastating toll coffee leaf rust brought in Central America, most recently in 2012.   I cannot help but reflect what many ecologists, plant pathologists, agroecologists, and even anthropologists have learned about why coffee rust spread rapidly and compare these underlying conditions and variables that are shared in helping control the further outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic we are facing today.   It is…

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