Coffee Harvest Threatened By Roya Disease


Petrona Lopez Chiquibal, right, and Magdelena Ajtujal, left, pick... News PhotoAgriculture,Bean,Central America,Coffee Crop,Coffee Rust,Delivering,Farm,Finance,Fungus,Geographical Locations,Guatemala,Harvesting,Horizontal,Latin America,Man Made Object,Outdoors,Plantation,Santiago De Atitlan,The AmericasPhotographer Collection: Bloomberg 2013 BloombergPetrona Lopez Chiquibal, right, and Magdelena Ajtujal, left, pick coffee beans in an area affected by the roya coffee fungus on the Finca San Isidro Chacaya coffee plantation in Santiago Atitlan, Guatemala, on Friday, Feb. 8, 2013. The Guatemalan National Coffee Association said that rust disease, known as roya in Spanish, will destroy 15 percent of the 2012-2013 harvest and as much as 40 percent of next season’s harvest. Photographer: Victor J. Blue/Bloomberg via Getty Images