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In order to fight pests and diseases, growers should consider using the strategy of integrated management, which includes a combination of planting resistant varieties, diversified shade cover, measured use of pesticides and fertilizers, and the replacement of pruning of old plants (> 25 years).
Growers should adapt these strategies according to the type of market they wish to enter since most pesticides and fertilizers are restrict in organic production, and there is evidence of a tradeoff between quality and tolerance of La Roya fungal infections among coffee varieties.
Finally, growers should make an effort to keep themselves informed about coffee rust outbreaks and new strategies for fighting this disease thought the monitoring system of SENASICA established for coffee rust (SIMCAFE).