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Effects of shade on growth, production and quality of coffee (Coffea arabica) in Ethiopia

Bote, A.D.; Struik, P.C.;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 2011
  • Country: Netherlands
The research work was conducted to evaluate the effect of shade on growth and production of coffee plants. To achieve this, growth and productivity of coffee plants growing under shade trees were compared with those of coffee plants growing under direct sun light. Different physiological, environmental and quality parameters were assessed for both treatments. Shade trees protected coffee plants against adverse environmental stresses such as high soil temperatures and low relative humidity. Shade, however, also triggered differences in physiological behaviour of the coffee plants, such as improved photosynthesis and increased leaf area index, resulting in better ...
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