Tips for CBB Integrated Pest Management

by Suzanne Shriner Integrated Pest Managetment Tips PDF/Printable version Coffee Berry Borer (La Broca) damage can be very serious, or it can be reduced to 2-5% of your crop.  With a multi-pronged approach to control, you can greatly minimize loss. It is important to “be your own scientist” when it comes to your farm.  Inspect…

B. bassiana fungus

update 12/18/2010 by Melanie Bondera Thank you for all your feedback and input! We’ve sent the fungus off to several labs for identification. Farmers should go out and collect any b. bassiana fungus from their own farms before the harvest season ends and there are no more coffee cherries. Here’s my suggested collection procedure. Find…

Initial CBB Observation by KCFA Farmer

Melanie Bondera- November 2010 Beauvaria bassiana fungus and Coffee Borer Beetle I went to the CBB Farmer meeting at Yano Hall on Tuesday, 11/8/10. I was not satisfied with the material being presented, but was very curious about a comment by another coffee farmer. He suggested that we’ve actually had Coffee Borer Beetle for a…