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Coffee Berry Borer bill moves out of House finance committee

House Bill 1514, introduced by Representative Nicole Lowen (District 6-Kailua Kona, Holualoa), cleared a major hurdle last night as it was unanimously passed out of the House Committee on Finance. The bill creates and funds a subsidy program in the Department of Agriculture (DOA) and appropriates funds for education and outreach to farmers through the […]

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Hirono, USDA announce first major federal initiative to fight coffee berry borer

Department agrees to spend $1M immediately to set up operation to battle invasive species

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Governor signs measures in support of agriculture

MEDIA RELEASE Gov. Neil Abercrombie today signed seven bills related to agriculture, a central component of the state’s economic and environmental sustainability. “Part of Hawaii’s history and way of life, our agriculture industry keeps money in the local economy and supports thriving rural communities,” Gov. Abercrombie said. “These bills are important to combat harmful pests […]

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Sixth annual Coffee Farmers Expo (Jan. 25)

MEDIA RELEASE The sixth annual Kona Coffee Farmers Association EXPO is 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Friday, Jan. 25 at the Old Airport Makaeo Pavilion. Free and open to all, this is KCFA’s community service, connecting farmers with vendors and service providers who serve the farmers’ needs. The EXPO will feature displays, products and service information. One-on-one […]

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Coffee berry borer detected in Pahala

Coffee berry borer detected in Pahala

MEDIA RELEASE The state Department of Agriculture has confirmed detection of a coffee berry borer (CBB) infestation at one farm in Pahala in the Ka‘u District on the Big Island. Ka‘u is a major coffee-growing area and surveys are currently being conducted in Ka‘u to determine the extent of the infestation. CBB (Hypothenemus hampei), was […]

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Ag Dept. considers loosening import rules on CBB fungus

Ag Dept. considers loosening import rules on CBB fungus

MEDIA RELEASE The state Department of Agriculture is proposing to amend the list placement of a fungus, Beauveria bassiana GHA, from the List of Restricted Microorganisms (Part A) to the List of Nonrestricted Microorganisms under HDOA’s Microorganism Import Rules, chapter 4-71A, Hawaii Administrative Rules. This will facilitate import for purposes such as microbial product registration […]

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Coffee Talk: CBB tips and management (March 2)

Coffee Talk: CBB tips and management (March 2)

WHEN: 3:30-5 p.m. Wednesday, March 2 WHERE: Yano Hall across from the Manago This month’s coffee talk will have the very latest on Coffee Berry Borer (CBB) management and the newly approved biopesticide. CBB damage can be very serious. Greatly minimize the loss with a multi-pronged approach. Learn how and when to spray the Bassiana […]

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Coffee Berry Borer update

Coffee Berry Borer update

Information forwarded by Clayton M. Nagata, state Department of Agriculture’s Plant Quarantine Branch county supervisor. Kona Coffee Berry Borer Treatment Center Sandwich Isle Pest Solutions (SIPS) Service * Sandwich Isle has leased space from Kona Trans located at 74-5039 Queen Kaahumanu Highway * The CBB Treatment Center includes approximately 400 SF of yard space including […]

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Kona Coffee Farmers Association Expo (Jan. 28)

Kona Coffee Farmers Association Expo (Jan. 28)

MEDIA RELEASE The 4th Annual Kona Coffee Farmers Association (KCFA) Expo specifically for small farms and farmers is 9:30 am.-2:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 28 at the Old Kona Airport Pavilion, followed by the KCFA’s Annual Meeting at 3 pm. Everyone is welcome to attend and admission is free. Highlighting the 4th Annual Expo will be […]

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B. Bassiana tackles coffee berry borer

B. Bassiana tackles coffee berry borer

The Kona Coffee Farmers Association has posted information about the Beauvaria bassiana fungus killing Coffee Berry Borer beetle. The association asserts this confirms the theory CBB has been in Kona for some time, and the presence of the B. bassiana fungus has kept it in check. However, after the worst drought in memory earlier this […]

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Coffee farmers urge state funds to combat CBB

Coffee farmers urge state funds to combat CBB

The Kona Coffee Farmers Association has adopted the following resolution: RESOLUTION Requesting the Hawaii Legislature to Provide Emergency Funding to Mitigate Damage from Coffee Berry Borer (CBB) to Kona Coffee WHEREAS, the recent identification of CBB on farms in the Kona coffee growing region presents new economic, management and marketing challenges for Kona coffee farmers; […]

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The state Board of Agriculture (HBOA) met Tuesday, Nov. 23, 2010 and approved an emergency interim rule that establishes two Coffee Berry Borer (CBB) quarantine zones on Hawaii Island that restricts the movement of coffee plants, plant parts, green beans and bags to prevent and slow the spread of CBB in Hawaii.

Two quarantine zones OK’d for Coffee Berry Borer

The state Board of Agriculture (HBOA) met Tuesday, Nov. 23, 2010 and approved an emergency interim rule that establishes two Coffee Berry Borer (CBB) quarantine zones on Hawaii Island that restricts the movement of coffee plants, plant parts, green beans and bags to prevent and slow the spread of CBB in Hawaii.

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Quarantine to be considered for green coffee beans

Quarantine to be considered for green coffee beans

MEDIA RELEASE The Advisory Committee on Plants and Animals, attached to the state Department of Agriculture, will meet Wednesday, Nov. 17 to consider one or more quarantine zones on the island of Hawaii to prohibit the importation of green coffee beans. At issue is a serious infestation of the Coffee Berry Borer in local crops […]

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Coffee berry borer survey status report for Oct. 6

Coffee berry borer survey status report for Oct. 6

MEDIA RELEASE Staff from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the state Department of Agriculture (HDOA) have been conducting systematic surveys of coffee farms across the state to determine the extent of the Coffee Berry Borer (CBB) infestation. This survey information is critical to determine the best methods of prevention, eradication and control of […]

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