Posts with the tag: "coffee pests"
Coffee prices here on the Hawaiian Islands have bounced around a lot since 2010. The culprit at the core of this issue is the coffee berry borer beetle. The coffee berry borer beetle has been causing issues for coffee farms here in Hawaii since 2010. Unfortunately, these beetles are now found worldwide and are a small and destructive pest that can quickly ruin a large amount of coffee in a short amount of time.
KAILUA-KONA, Hawaii — In an effort to combat infestation of a small beetle that has destroyed Hawaii coffee crops, Big Island unroasted beans are under a quarantine order.
Reported by: Andrew Pereira of www.khon2.com
Published: 10/13 10:50 pm
Updated: 10/14 10:26 am
HONOLULU- A little more than a year since the discovery of the destructive coffee berry borer on the Big Island, growers are finally coming to grips with the true impact of the tiny beetle.
View the original story here on www.khon2.com