USE OF HOMEOPATHIC PREPARATIONS TO CONTROL COFFEE LEAF RUST (Hemileia vastratrix) IN THE REGION OF ALTA MOGIANA
BHR Barros; AH Leonel
ABSTRACT: Coffee leaf rust is the most important coffee disease in Brazil. Despite
the effectiveness, chemical control is expensive and results in several health and
environmental impacts. Alternative control of coffee rust with homeopathic
preparations was carried in the region of Alta Mogiana, estate of São Paulo, Brazil. Four
pulverizations with a complex of Silicea 6 CH, Sulfur 6 CH, Arsenicum album 6 CH
and Ferrugem 30 CH were done between December 2011 and May 2012. Macroscopic
analysis demonstrated that plants treated with homeopathy showed less spots than plants
treated conventionally. Furthermore, homeopathic preparations induced shoot growing,
better pattern of vegetative growth and less defoliation.
Keywords: agrohomeopathy, rust coffee, Hemileia vastatrix
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