Little Fire Ant (LFA) was discovered in mauka Kona coffee land, at the 1200-1500 foot elevation in the last month. Learn the dire implications of this stinging tiny ant and how it may affect you, your coffee pickers, your pets and your property’s value.
Entomologist Rob Curtiss of CTAHR and Cas Vanderwoude of Hawai`i Ant Lab, Pacific Cooperative Studies Unit, University of Hawaii will give a slide presentation followed by questions from the audience.
UPDATE: For the LFA talk on the 30th, Cas’s assistant Michelle Montgomery will be in town and will be giving the talk. Michelle has been doing this work for a long time, and is very good at it also.
Coffee Talk is presented by the Kona Coffee Farmers Association and everyone is welcome.
more information about the Little Fire Ant (LFA) may be found: http://littlefireants.com/ and in this CTAHR (2006) publicatiion