Coffee Berry Borer Information Page

 

H. hampei side 4 (reduced for web) H. hampei next to coffee berries (reduced for web)
Coffee Berry Borer CBB next to coffee cherries

Aloha!
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.

 

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.

To view the new administrative rules, click here.

To view the Notice to Interisland Importers, Shippers ad Transporters of Coffee Plants, Plant Parts, Unroasted Coffee Beans, Used Coffee Bags and Coffee Harvesting Equipment from Hawaii Island, click here.

To  link to the news release on the permanent rules, click here.

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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:

http://www.youtube.com/konacoffeefarmers
http://www.youtube.com/kamehamehaschools

To order a dvd, contact Melanie Bondera at the Kohala Center at  (808) 640-7076

 

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CBB Information in Marshallese

Since many coffee farm workers are from the Marshall Islands, CTAHR and HDOA have produced CBB information in Marshallese.  To download the information, click here.

 

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MAY 11, 2011

A CBB infestation has been confirmed at a coffee farm in Pahala in the Kau District of Hawaii Island.  To view the news release, click here.

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INFORMATION ON PREVIOUS ACTIONS BY THE HAWAII BOARD OF AGRICULTURE

HBOA Meeting – February 22, 2011 (Approval for general use of fungicides)
HBOA Meeting – January 25, 2011 (Approval for trial use of fungicides)
HBOA Meeting – November 23, 2010 (Plant Quarantine Interim Rule)

To link to the main HBOA webpage, click here.

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CBB Survey Reports:

CBB Survey Maps:

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.

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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:  hdoa.ppc@hawaii.gov

CTAHR Website:  http://www.ctahr.hawaii.edu/site/CBB.aspx

 

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Research Articles on CBB

 

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In the News 

Hawaii News Now:

3-13-12:  http://www.hawaiinewsnow.com/story/17149099/howards-business-hit-melanie-bondera

9-13-10: http://www.hawaiinewsnow.com/Global/story.asp?S=13147984

9-14-10:  http://www.hawaiinewsnow.com/Global/story.asp?S=13155446

 

Hawaii 24/7 – (9/14/10)

http://www.hawaii247.com/2010/09/14/officials-and-farmers-prepare-to-battle-the-coffee-berry-borer/