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…

Coffee Leaf Rust

The dreaded moment has arrived. Coffee Leaf Rust (CLR) has arrived to our islands. At this time, it’s been found in multiple coffee farms and feral gulches across Maui. It has been spotted in Hilo here on the Big Island. Now is the time to educate yourself on what the distinctive orange spores look like.…

Coffee Leaf Rust Board Members needed

We need potential new Board members to step up and work together to better understand how our trees are affected, and what to do in preparation and what to do if we have infections of CLR. If you have any interest in team work and have skills in agricultural research, pathology, entomology, agricultural systems, information…

Crop Insurance for Coffee

With the recent discovery of Coffee Leaf Rust on Maui, growers are encouraged to take a close look at USDA’s Risk Management Agency crop insurance program for Coffee Trees. The tree insurance policy includes coverage for trees lost due to disease when proper control measures are used, as a covered peril. Growers would need to…

Coffee leaf rust detected in Hawaii for the first time – Hawaii News Now

HONOLULU, Hawaii (HawaiiNewsNow) – In an alarming discovery, agriculture officials have confirmed the presence of coffee leaf rust from samples collected on Maui and detected “suspect” samples in Hilo. Read full article: https://www.hawaiinewsnow.com/2020/10/30/coffee-leaf-rust-detected-hawaii-first-time/ Coffee leaf rust is devastating to coffee plants and has been found around the world in major coffee growing areas. The pest…