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…

Coffee leaf rust hits Hawaii Island – West Hawaii Today

A sample of a rust fungus collected at a residence in Hilo has been tentatively identified by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Agricultural Research Service in Hilo as coffee leaf rust (CLR). Read full article: https://www.westhawaiitoday.com/2020/10/30/hawaii-news/coffee-leaf-rust-hits-hawaii-island/

Coffee Rust Maui-do NOT import anything from Maui

TO: Members of the Hawai`i Coffee Industry FROM: Phyllis Shimabukuro-Geiser Chairperson, Board of Agriculture    SUBJECT: Coffee Leaf Rust Suspected on Maui Samples of a fungus tentatively identified as coffee leaf rust (CLR) were collected in managed and wild coffee on Maui. If confirmed, this will be the first detection in Hawai`i. Coffee leaf rust…

October 2020 The Independent Voice

The Independent Voice “Best Agricultural Newsletter in Hawaii” Newsletter of the Kona Coffee Farmers Association                                 October 2020 PO Box 5436 Kailua Kona Hawaii 96745 USA www.konacoffeefarmers.org     [email protected] Contents KCFA Questions to Hawaii County Mayoral Candidates CFAP2 Cash Grants for Growers KCFA Brand Coffee Program CBB Pesticide Subsidy Program Effects of Environmental Factors of Coffea…