|Better Farming Series 23. Coffee (FAO Better Farming series, 1977, 36 p.)|
|Taking care of the plantation|
35. When coffee trees in a plantation get too old they no longer yield many berries and do not bring in much money.
To make your coffee trees young again, cut them back:
· Leave on the trunk only one main stem; cut off all the others.
New stems will grow in the place of the stems you cut off.
· When the new stems have grown, cut off the old stem you have left on the trunk.
The tree becomes young again and bears a lot of berries.
Cutting back should be done at the beginning of the rainy
After cutting back, apply fertilizer.
New stems grow