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…

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…

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…