KCFA HDOA Beauvaria bassiana Grant Voucher Update

  ¬†Beauveria Subsidy Save your receipts!¬†¬†The Hawaii Department of Agriculture CBB Subsidy Program will reimburse a percentage of the cost for Botanigard and Mycotrol products, once the application process is completed.¬†¬†The program is in effect through 6/30/2020.¬†¬†Farm TMK and other relevant information is required. Costs are reimbursed up to $600 per acre per year, and…

From PBARC – Significant Contributor to CBB Infestation

IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR FARMERS! PBARC (Pacific Basin Agricultural Research Center) has released a study on CBB in coffee raisins that is timely for our harvests, and confirms suspicions that raisins on the ground are a significant contributor in season-to-season infestation percentages. The study highlights the importance of good harvest sanitation in reducing next year‚Äôs CBB…

CBB Survey 2016 compared to 2015

FROM: H.C. “Skip” Bittenbender, Ph.D.,¬†Extension Specialist for Coffee, Kava and Cacao,¬†Tropical Plant and Soil Sciences CTAHR- College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources ,University of Hawaii at Manoa “This year the survey was sent out by Gwen Hicks (HDOA) as part of the HDOA’s Beauvaria bassiana subsidy project. We- Andrea Kawabata, Stuart Nakamoto, Rob Curtiss,…

Immigration Enforcement on Kona Coffee farms

from your Kona Coffee Farmers Association Immigration Enforcement and You Your workers have rights too.¬† The large majority of our year-round workers are documented (90% by estimates from local experts in this issue), however, the effects of a raid are chilling on our workforce, regardless of status.¬† As employers, we should know what their rights…