Corrected Botanigard-ES Application Cost Chart

MARCH 2012 NEWSLETTER CORRECTION! The chart showing the approximate cost to spray coffee trees with Botanigard-ES and Spreader was incorrect due to a conversion factor error. The corrected version is shown here.  Please accept our apologies for any confusion this may have caused. Number of Trees Botanigard-ES Spreader Approx. Cost 650 2 quarts 1 quarts $135…

CBB Prevention Tip you can do today!

CBB/Broca Prevention Update*** Primary TIP- to do asap! Go and pick all of your mature green beans, old cherry and raisins off your coffee trees right now. There aren’t many beans. Think you are wasting your time? Check out the opposite of the stem end (or the belly button end), and see if you can see a…

Coffee Bean Borer Q&A

Questions that have been answered by Kona Coffee Farmers Association CBB expert researcher- Suzanne Shriner. (Thank you Suzanne!) 10/03/11 Question: I heard that if the beetle is already in the center bean the fungi can’t get to it. The best time to spray is when the beetle is flying around. Answer by Suzanne Shriner: Last…

Observations from Coffee Talk 8/3/2011

updated 10.03.11 CBB Observations 1. Multiple Applications of Botanigard/Mycotrol are required for control. 2. Fungus Works! 3. One ounce Fungus in 4 gallons of H20 may be sufficient. 4. Don’t put infested cherry in white plastic bags. Is not effective. USE heavy duty black garbage bags that should be tied securely and then left in…

Hawaii Coffee Company – CBB

10/02/11 From a friend, this is what Hawaii Coffee Company is doing at the treehouse in Capt. Cook Listed cherry price is $1.10 If you have 0%-6%  cbb, he will give you an extra $0.15 per pound If you have 7%-20% cbb, he will pay flat $1.10 If you have >20% cbb, he will dock…