CBB-CLR Pesticide Subsidy Program

Posted on Sep 14, 2016 in Main

Updated Jan. 4, 2022

Aloha Coffee Farmers,

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 6/30/2022 for purchases made from 7/1/2020 through 6/30/2021 Reimbursement is available for up to 50% of pre-tax costs for CBB Pesticides, Beauveria bassiana products (BotaniGard and Mycotrol) and CLR pesticides on this HDOA-approved list: HDOA-Approved CBB-CLR Product List  

Depending on available funds, up to a maximum of $600 per acre and $6,000 per farm can be reimbursed.  Applications must be fully completed by 6/30/2022 or those receipts will not be eligible for reimbursement.

To apply for this subsidy, go to: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/TZHKWPF

or download a printable Application & Grower Survey 

You can upload your receipts and you will be contacted by email with a signature page. If you prefer to complete the application by email or on paper, contact the CBB-CLR Pesticide Subsidy Program office at 808-323-7578 or by email at [email protected]. You can submit your application and receipts by mail (PO Box 226, Captain Cook, HI 96704) or make an appointment to bring them in to Room #7 (next to the tax office) at 82-6130 Mamalahoa Hwy, Captain Cook, HI 96704.

For new applicants several additional documents are required to get started (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-CLR Pesticide Subsidy Program brochure, click here.

For the brochure in Spanish (Para el folleto en español), click here (haga clic aquí).

Thank you for your interest in the CBB-CLR Pesticide Subsidy program. Please send your scanned paper email [email protected] or call 808.323.7578 with any questions.