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Mazie K. Hirono

Hirono, Gabbard announce $1M to fight CBB

MEDIA RELEASE Sen. Mazie K. Hirono, Rep. Tulsi Gabbard and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced $1 million to help combat the coffee berry borer that has been ravaging Hawaii Island coffee farms for almost four years. The funding will be distributed through the Integrated Pest Management (IMP) Program at USDA and be divided […]

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Coffee berry borer beetle battle

Some farms finding success; Kona brand still threatened by destructive pest

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CBB workshops slated Aug. 24-25 in Kona

MEDIA RELEASE A two-day workshop, “Integrated Pest Management of the Coffee Berry Borer,” will bring pest expert Dr. Luis Aristizabal to West Hawaii to share his expertise with local coffee producers. The workshop is 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Friday, Aug. 24 and Saturday, Aug. 25, at the Kona Hongwanji Mission in Kealakekua. Hawaii’s coffee farmers are […]

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Interisland coffee transport rules in effect

Interisland coffee transport rules in effect

MEDIA RELEASE The state Department of Agriculture has established permanent rules that require permits, treatments and inspections in order to transport unroasted coffee beans and other coffee-related materials from Hawaii Island to other islands to prevent the spread of the coffee berry borer (CBB). The rules became effective Feb. 24 and are similar to interim […]

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Integrated Beetle Management video released

Integrated Beetle Management video released

MEDIA RELEASE A new farmer-to-farmer video about Integrated Beetle Management is available online to help farmers manage the coffee berry borer beetle (CBB). The beetle has spread at an alarming rate through Kona, threatening the survival of Hawaii’s premier specialty crop. “With some Kona coffee farmers still discovering the beetle infestation and others reporting a […]

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UH seeks coffee farmers for CBB survey

UH seeks coffee farmers for CBB survey

From Skip Bittenbender, UH Extension Specialist for Coffee, Kava and Cacao: Aloha Coffee Leaders, We need more CBB survey responses from farmers. We received 40 responses in the first 24 hours – that’s great, but only a total of 65 in the first week. Its not possible to get every farmer to respond; let’s try […]

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Farmers have OK to use fungus on CBB

Farmers have OK to use fungus on CBB

Karin Stanton | Hawaii 24/7 Editor The state Board of Agriculture on Tuesday approved general use and importation of two pesticides to help control the coffee berry borer beetle. The board OK’d use of the pesticides that contain a fungus known to smother the bean-eating beetle. Although it is called a pesticide, the substance will […]

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Ag board to address CBB, fungus (Feb. 22)

Ag board to address CBB, fungus (Feb. 22)

MEDIA RELEASE WHO: HDOA Board of Agriculture WHEN: 10 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 22 WHERE: IMIN Center, Holualoa WHY: The Board will be deciding on whether to allow the general use and importation of Botanigard (Beauveria bassiana fungus) to assist in the control of CBB The bassiana fungus is one of the primary weapons used in […]

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