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Rosita Juárez demonstrates grafting disease-resistant coffee seedlings

February 2018—In a small, rural community in the San Marcos department of northwestern Guatemala, Rosita Juárez has learned how to perform plant surgery. With steady hands, she grafts a coffee plant root with the stem of a different variety that is less susceptible to diseases. The result is a productive, disease-resistant coffee seedling that will flourish in the region’s fertile, volcanic soil.

Last updated: February 08, 2018

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