Coffee Berry Borer Information Page


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Coffee Berry Borer CBB next to coffee cherries

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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CBB/CLR Virtual Workshop for Kaua`i – Oct. 13, 2021

UH-CTAHR is hosting a virtual workshop for Kaua`i coffee farmers on Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2021 from 10:00 a.m. to 12 noon.  The workshop will include information on CBB and CLR from UH-CTAHR, the Hawai`i Department of Agriculture, and the Kaua`i Invasive Species Committee.

The workshop participants include:

  • General introduction (identification and biology) – Roshan Manandhar, CTAHR
  • Status report and island-wide distribution – Craig Kaneshige, HDOA
  • CBB and CLR integrated pest management (IPM) – Andrea Kawabata, CTAHR

This free event is virtual via Zoom. To register, go to:

For more information on the workshop, contact:
Roshan Manandhar, UH-CTAHR Assistance Extension Agent, Cooperative Extension Service – Kauai County at 808.274.3477

To view the workshop flier with a tentative agenda, go to:

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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.

View the restrictions

View the news release


Information on how to apply for the CBB/CLR Pesticide subsidy program



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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.

View the new administrative rules

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

CBB 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.

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:  [email protected]

CTAHR Website:


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:

To view the actual video, go to:

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