Coffee Berry Borer Information Page
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This webpage has been created to provide updated information on the confirmed infestation of the Coffee Berry Borer (CBB) on Hawaii Island.
In a collaborative effort, staff from the University of Hawaii at Manoa – College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources, U.S. Department of Agriculture (Animal & Plant Health Inspection Service, Agricultural Research Service-Pacific Basin Agricultural Research Center), and the Hawaii Department of Agriculture are working together to develop methods of control of CBB and to assist farmers in mitigating the effect that CBB may have on coffee crops.
Early on, HDOA and USDA invoked the Incident Command System (ICS) to manage this ag pest situation. ICS is used by most emergency response agencies to manage situations to increase efficiency and communications.
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March 15, 2017
CBB Quarantine Extended to include Maui
The Hawaii Board of Agriculture expanded quarantine restrictions on the movement of coffee and other CBB hosts from all areas of Maui. The Maui quarantine takes effect on May 1, 2017.
CBB PESTICIDE SUBSIDY PROGRAM
CBB PEST ADVISORY
- New Pest Advisory – Issued September 21, 2010 (Updated December 9, 2014)
- Coffee Berry Borer Confirmed on Maui
Jan. 5, 2017
- Coffee Berry Borer Found in Waialua, Oahu
December 10, 2014
- Serious Coffee Pest Detected in Kona
September 8, 2010
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PERMANENT RULES ON TRANSPORTING COFFEE MATERIAL INTERISLAND EFFECTIVE FEBRUARY 24, 2012
HDOA has established permanent rules regarding the interisland transport of green coffee beans (unroasted), coffee plants and plant parts, used coffee bags and coffee harvesting equipment.
HDOA and USDA are using Global Positioning System (GPS) technology to document and track CBB infestation sites. This increases accuracy in site surveying and monitoring of areas of infestation.
Form for submitting coffee cherry samples to HDOA:
To view documents click on the following items:
For more information, farmers may contact:
HDOA Plant Pest Control Branch (Honolulu) – (808) 973-9530, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
CTAHR Website: http://www.ctahr.hawaii.edu/site/CBB.aspx
In the News
Hawaii News Now:
Sunrise Show Educates Public on new CBB Video
March 13, 2012
Howard Dicus of Hawaii News Now Sunrise helped to get the word out about a new educational video on how to control CBB. To view the Sunrise segment, go to: http://www.hawaiinewsnow.com/story/17149099/howards-business-hit-melanie-bondera
To view the actual video, go to:
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Hawaii 24/7 – (9/14/10)