BRAZIL – TECHNOLOGIES ADAPTED TO CERRADO CONDITIONS
November 8, 2012 in Uncategorized
The Coffee Research Consortium has developed different techniques to improve coffee cultivation in
Cerrado-type (savannah) areas of Brazil. Among them is controlled water stress, which helps to make
flowering more uniform; and phosphate fertilization, that allows significant increases in productivity.
Another important technique is the use of Brachiaria grass between coffee lines to incorporate nutrients,
particularly phosphorus, into the soil and to control weed since it reduces the need for reaping and herbicide
Source: Embrapa Café