July 17, 2019
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Pest & Disease Committee

September 19, Saturday- Free CBB Workshop 9 am

Free workshop with Colombian CBB expert Luis Aristizabal!   Luis Aristizabal is coming back to Kona.  In 2012, he revolutionized the way we look at our fields.  Now, he’s here to talk on how to better control CBB through effective harvesting, and next-level methods of IPM.  Colombia manages infestation levels of under 3 percent. How can we achieve that level ... Read More »

CBB IPM and Sampling Protocols-CTAHR

Click IP-31 to see the publication dated 6.10.13. Suzanne Shriner, KCFA Member, was an integral part of this effort. From CTAHR: Thank you all for your hard work and dedication to helping the coffee growers in Hawaii control CBB. We understand that there is great work happening in the lab and fields with researchers and farmers trying to kill or deter CBB ... Read More »

HDOA- New Pest Advisory

Lobate Lac Scale HDOA-Paratachardina pseudolobata NPA Red The host range of lobate lac scale, Paratachardina lobata, in southern Florida, species arranged by plant family.HDOA-LobateLS host list by family2 Read More »

Coffee Talk- The width of a penny

Little Fire Ant- that’s what we are talking about! cute name but extremely nasty insect Coffee Talk- Tuesday, October 30, 2012 CTAHR in Kainaliu from 3- 5 pm A presentation of the Kona Coffee Farmers, HDOA and CTAHR The Little Fire Ant (LFA) was discovered in mauka Kona coffee land, at the 1200-1500 foot elevation in the last month.  Learn ... Read More »

CBB Talk Story Notes of 06/21-KCFA

From the KCFA’s Pest and Disease Committee CBB is a relatively new bug to Kona, but has been studied extensively for several decades in other regions.  While new products come on the market all the time, we recommend farmers investigate the scientific validity of each before investing significant time or money in unproved methods.  Proper science is validated by independent ... Read More »