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Dec 28, 2021

On this episode of the I See Dead Plants Podcast, host Ed Zaworski takes a dive into the world of coffee and coffee rust. What if the world’s supply of coffee was threatened by a rapidly spreading plant disease that caused coffee tree leaves to fall off the plant and stopped beans from developing? What if our supply of coffee dwindled due to this disease? Will mornings at the office become unbearable as zombie-like coworkers stumble to their desks with sleep still heavy in their eyes? Will the water cooler become a veritable no-man’s land where tempers flare at the slightest provocation? If not for the work that plant pathologists and other scientists do every day, this horror story could become a reality. We will explore the impact of coffee rust on coffee, with an introduction to coffee and how it’s become such an integral part of our lives

How to cite this podcast

Zaworski, E. (Host). Coffee Rust: The Parasite that Wants to Ruin Your Morning. S1:E6 (Podcast). 12-28-21. In I See Dead Plants. Crop Protection Network.

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