Spraying to Suppress Coffee Leaf Rust

Proper Pesticide Use is of Extreme Importance to Prevent Pesticide Resistance by Coffee Leaf Rust and Other Coffee Diseases The following publication provides important information for Hawaii coffee growers, about the proper methods of spraying to suppress coffee leaf rust (CLR) while preventing pesticide resistance by rust and other diseases on farms. This article includes:…

November 2020 The Independent Voice

             The Independent Voice     “Best Agricultural Newsletter in Hawaii” Newsletter of the Kona Coffee Farmers Association                                 November 2020 PO Box 5436 Kailua Kona Hawaii 96745 USA www.konacoffeefarmers.org     info@konacoffeefarmers.org Contents Annual Meeting and Board Election Coffee Leaf Rust Farm Insurance GoFarm Hawaii- Sessions on Taxes Restaurant Recognition Program Brazilian…

Message from Luis F. Aristizabal

Dear Coffee Farmers and Friends, The Coffee Leaf Rust (CLR), Hemileia vastratix was officially reported here in Hawaii during this week. This is a new issue that is expecting to affect the coffee industry in Hawaii. The best strategy for control is by planting coffee plants resistant to CLR. However, right now we do not…

Coffee Leaf Rust

The dreaded moment has arrived. Coffee Leaf Rust (CLR) has arrived to our islands. At this time, it’s been found in multiple coffee farms and feral gulches across Maui. It has been spotted in Hilo here on the Big Island. Now is the time to educate yourself on what the distinctive orange spores look like.…