Coffee Leaf Rust Sanitation Protocol

CLR Sanitation Protocol from from USDA-ARS DKI PBARC (Adopted from Rapid Ohia Death Protocol) As a precaution, please adopt the following decontamination protocols regardless of where you are surveying/gathering materials. Decontaminate before and after you survey/collect samples. Never go from a suspected affected site to another site without cleaning your shoes, tools, and vehicle (when…

The Manual on Coffee Leaf Rust

Aloha, Below is the CLR manual that World Coffee Research, CATIE, and USAID developed to support growers in South America. Jennifer “Vern” Long of WCR shared it this afternoon. It’s a lot of information, and most farmers will want a condensed version. But for those who are interested, it is the primary handbook that extension…

Spraying to Suppress Coffee Leaf Rust

Proper Pesticide Use is of Extreme Importance to Prevent Pesticide Resistance by Coffee Leaf Rust and Other Coffee Diseases The following publication provides important information for Hawaii coffee growers, about the proper methods of spraying to suppress coffee leaf rust (CLR) while preventing pesticide resistance by rust and other diseases on farms. This article includes:…

November 2020 The Independent Voice

             The Independent Voice     “Best Agricultural Newsletter in Hawaii” Newsletter of the Kona Coffee Farmers Association                                 November 2020 PO Box 5436 Kailua Kona Hawaii 96745 USA www.konacoffeefarmers.org     [email protected] Contents Annual Meeting and Board Election Coffee Leaf Rust Farm Insurance GoFarm Hawaii- Sessions on Taxes Restaurant Recognition Program Brazilian…

Message from Luis F. Aristizabal

Dear Coffee Farmers and Friends, The Coffee Leaf Rust (CLR), Hemileia vastratix was officially reported here in Hawaii during this week. This is a new issue that is expecting to affect the coffee industry in Hawaii. The best strategy for control is by planting coffee plants resistant to CLR. However, right now we do not…