CBB Pesticide Subsidy Program

Posted on Sep 14, 2016 in Main

Updated 8/24/17

Aloha Coffee Growers,

The Hawaii Department of Agriculture (HDOA) Coffee Berry Borer (CBB) Pesticide Subsidy Program was established by Act 105, Session Laws of Hawaii 2014, to assist Hawaii coffee farmers with the cost of pesticides containing the fungus, Beauveria bassiana (i.e. BotaniGard® and Mycotrol®) known to control CBB. In 2017 the Hawaii Legislature extended the program through 6/30/2021.

Currently, applications are accepted until 6/30/2018 for purchases made from 7/1/2016 through 6/30/2017. For purchases made during this time period, reimbursement is available for up to 50% of out-of-pocket costs for Beauveria bassiana products and depending on number of applicants and available funds, up to a maximum of $600 per acre and $9,000 per farm. Any applications received or postmarked after 6/30/2018 will not be eligible for reimbursement.

To apply for the HDOA CBB Pesticide Subsidy for purchases of Beauveria bassiana made from 7/1/2016 through 6/30/2017 complete the application at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/2016-17HDOACBBAnnualReimbursement

It will take about 25 minutes to complete the application. You will need to provide your contact information, tax map key (TMK) number, CBB damage (damage to the coffee seed(s) or bean(s) caused by CBB; not berry or cherry infestation), CBB management strategies and other information about your farm. If you own more than one farm, one application is required for each tax entity.

Once you have completed the application, you will be contacted within two weeks by the CBB Pesticide Subsidy office to schedule an appointment to sign the application and bring in the required documents (original receipts, a Driver’s License or State Issued ID, your State of Hawaii General Excise Tax ID and Social Security number or Federal Tax ID, and your land lease if your name is not listed on the TMK).

To view and download the CBB Pesticide Subsidy Program brochure, click here.

Thank you for your interest in the CBB Pesticide Subsidy program. Please email hdoa.cbb@hawaii.gov or call 808.323.7578 with any questions.