06/21/ 2014 Little Fire Ants Success Story!-from CTAHR:Congratulations to Coffee Farmer, Kim Johnson of Rabbit Hill Road!!! After over a year of treating for Little Fire Ant with the Hawaii Ant Lab mixture of Tango and other ingredients(http://www.littlefireants.com/LFA%20fact%20sheet%205.4.pdf),Kim has eradicated LFA from her farm property. After contacting the Hawaii Ant Lab, Kim and her worker were instructed on how to treat for LFA found in her coffee trees, farm and mill. With judicious monthly Tango applications and surveys, Kim’s farm is now free of LFA. Surveys will continue to be sure that LFA do not return. Well done Kim!
05/02/14: Re: Little Fire Ants-Tango is now available in pints for little fire ant, prior to this it was only in 2.5 gallon containers. The product can be used on and around Coffee, but make sure you get the2EEand product from Farm & Garden and Al’s Home and Farm Supply. The use procedures can be accessed by the webwww.littlefireants.comto know how to use the Tango.
New documentary video shows danger of little fire antshere
2013 CBB Survey Results from UHhere–Interesting
11/13 Important update for FARMERS:Foliar Fertilizers approved to mix with Fungus
July 17, 2013 Photos of the different Beetles-Coffee Berry Borer, Tropical Nut Borer and Black Twig Borer, under a microscopehere
July 12, 2013 What are you catching in those “CBB” TRAPS?
Read this and find out.
June 22, 2013CTAHR Cautions Use of Malathion and Sevin
June 10 2013– CBB IPM and Sampling Protocols-CTAHR
May 2013– Found on Bruner Road, South Kona- Little Fire Ants (LFA)-Learn the dire implications of their discovery in mauka Kona coffee landsinformationhere
end of April 2013–Updated IPM for CBB from Suzanne Shriner
March 18, 2013– Updated IPM for CBB from Suzanne Shriner and CTAHR
January28, 2013Updated Integrated PestManagementfor the Coffee Berry Borer
CBB Forum-Check it out
December 2012 from CTAHR:December Newsletter on CBB Management for 2013
Released December 2012Universityof Hawaii: Comparison Survey of Coffee Berry Borer
Coffee Berry BorerWorkshop August 2012 given by Dr. LuisAristizabal:
- Monitoring CBB and Making Decisions(2.8 MB file)
- August 24 2012 Morning Presentation(3.2 MB file)
- Cultural Practices and Biological Control( 6.4 MB file)
- Trap EffectivenessJuly 16, 2012
- HollingsworthStudy is available. Power Point Presentation with data
- Review of theBotanigard Compatibility list
- Notes from June 21 2012 CBB Talk Storywith additional notes
- CorrectedBotanigard-ES Application Cost Chart
- CBB Video – www.youtube.com/KonaCoffeeFarmers