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First Report of Coffee Rust in Guatemala. E. Schieber, Consultant Plant Pathologist, P. O. Box 226, Antigua, Guatemala. A. Sanchez De Leon, Plant Pathologist, Asociación Nacional del Café, Guatemala City, Guatemala. Plant Dis. 66:855-856. Accepted for publication 8 March 1982. Copyright 1982 American Phytopathological Society. DOI: 10.1094/PD-66-855.

Coffee rust has been present in Central America since 1976 but was confined to the region of Carazo in Nicaragua. In 1979, the rust spread into El Salvador. By the fall of 1980, the rust was detected in Honduras, and late in 1980 in Guatemala. This constitutes the first report of coffee rust in Guatemala, in the Chiquimulilla region, close to the El Salvador border.