CBB-CLR Pesticide Subsidy Program

Posted on Sep 14, 2016 in Main

Updated 7/1/21

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.

Coffee Leaf Rust Pesticide Subsidy Program coming soon 

Please wait a few months for the new program to be all set up if you plan to apply for both CBB & CLR subsidies. If you purchased one of the CLR pesticides on this HDOA-Approved Product List  (updated 9/8/21) during the July 1, 2020 – June 30, 2021 timeframe to spray on your coffee trees, you should check back soon.

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 Beauveria bassiana products (BotaniGard and Mycotrol). 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 and request for receipts. If you prefer to complete the application by email or on paper, contact the CBB 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 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 Pesticide Subsidy program. Please send your scanned paper email [email protected] or call 808.323.7578 with any questions.