Coffee Berry Borer Threatens     Kona Coffee Crop        By www.buyorganiccoffee.org
The Hawaiian coffee growershave appealed directly to a highplaced native son for help as thecoffee berry borer threatens t...
The Kona Coffee FarmersAssociation and the Hawaii  Coffee Association haveappealed to both President    Barack Obama andht...
Agriculture Secretary Thomas    Vilsack for more help indefeating an insect pest that has  the potential to destroy the   ...
The beetle in question was first spotted in Hawaii in 2010 has  multiplied into the billions.  http://buyorganiccoffee.org...
There are slightly more than800, mostly small, coffee farmsin the islands and they produce a crop valued at $35 million a ...
Kona organic coffee is imperiledas well as the rest of the coffee              crop.  http://buyorganiccoffee.org/763/coff...
Organic or SyntheticApproaches to Fighting a Beetle  http://buyorganiccoffee.org/763/coffee-berry-borer-threatens-kona-cof...
Cotton farmers in the Southern United States learned to their  dismay many years ago that  spraying the heck out of the co...
The insecticide resistant cotton borer beetle destroyed crops   because the farmers had      removed its natural         c...
Although no one intentionally  introduced the beetle into Hawaii the fact that regular    coffee is often grown in    crow...
Growing coffee and other cropsout of their natural habitat also upsets the balance of nature.  http://buyorganiccoffee.org...
Shade grown organic coffee isgrown where birds perch in thetrees and are only too happy to   help by snacking on insect   ...
Let us hope that whateversolution the experts come up       with relates tohttp://buyorganiccoffee.org/763/coffee-berry-bo...
restoring the balance of nature    and not adding one more insecticide to what can appearin our morning cup of coffee or  ...
Trapping the Beetlehttp://buyorganiccoffee.org/763/coffee-berry-borer-threatens-kona-coffee-crop/
One of the approaches is to bait traps and catch the beetles asthe coffee berry borer threatens     the Kona coffee crop. ...
This is an organic approach andfor organic coffee production is preferable to spraying coffee  http://buyorganiccoffee.org...
plants with a fungicide whichhas been somewhat successful in reducing the prevalence of   the pest in Latin America. http:...
Currently the coffee berry borer that threatens the Kona coffeecrop is limited to the Big Island.  http://buyorganiccoffee...
Thus quarantine may help protect the crop on outlyingislands of the Hawaiian chain. http://buyorganiccoffee.org/763/coffee...
In the meantime we applaud the trappers and suggest abounty on coffee berry borer          beetles.http://buyorganiccoffee...
It Is a Smaller and Smaller            Worldhttp://buyorganiccoffee.org/763/coffee-berry-borer-threatens-kona-coffee-crop/
The coffee berry borer thatthreatens the Kona coffee crop    is not native to Hawaii. http://buyorganiccoffee.org/763/coff...
It got to the island somehow.Many want to restrict or ban the  import of green coffee beansfrom elsewhere in the Hawaiian ...
Even if all green coffee importsare banned the cat is out of the        bag, so to speak.  http://buyorganiccoffee.org/763...
A quarantine of the Big Islandmakes more sense along withmethods of control based on   sustainable agricultural          p...
For example, Yellow Fever was not eliminated from Panamawhere it caused so many deaths    by hunting down every           ...
Rather it was by selectivelyapplying a thin layer or oil to sources of standing water.http://buyorganiccoffee.org/763/coff...
This killed the eggs themosquitoes and greatly reduced    the need for spraying.  http://buyorganiccoffee.org/763/coffee-b...
Learning more about the beetle and the habitats it likes could   well lead to smart and safe methods of protection as thec...
After all, our preference is for     safe organic coffee. http://buyorganiccoffee.org/763/coffee-berry-borer-threatens-kon...
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Coffee Berry Borer Threatens Kona Coffee Crop

The Hawaiian coffee growers have appealed directly to a high placed native son for help as the coffee berry borer threatens the coffee crop in the islands. The Kona Coffee Farmers Association and the Hawaii Coffee Association have appealed to both President Barack Obama and Agriculture Secretary Thomas Vilsack for more help in defeating an insect pest that has the potential to destroy the Hawaiian coffee crop. The beetle in question was first spotted in Hawaii in 2010 has multiplied into the billions. There are slightly more than 800, mostly small, coffee farms in the islands and they produce a crop valued at $35 million a year. Kona organic coffee is imperiled as well as the rest of the coffee crop.

Organic or Synthetic Approaches to Fighting a Beetle

Cotton farmers in the Southern United States learned to their dismay many years ago that spraying the heck out of the cotton crop to kill pests could backfire. The insecticide resistant cotton borer beetle destroyed crops because the farmers had removed its natural competitors. Although no one intentionally introduced the beetle into Hawaii the fact that regular coffee is often grown in crowded rows tends to encourage the spread of pests. Growing coffee and other crops out of their natural habitat also upsets the balance of nature. Shade grown organic coffee is grown where birds perch in the trees and are only too happy to help by snacking on insect pests. Let us hope that whatever solution the experts come up with relates to restoring the balance of nature and not adding one more insecticide to what can appear in our morning cup of coffee or kill the birds in the trees.

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  1. 1. Coffee Berry Borer Threatens Kona Coffee Crop By www.buyorganiccoffee.org
  2. 2. The Hawaiian coffee growershave appealed directly to a highplaced native son for help as thecoffee berry borer threatens the coffee crop in the islands. http://buyorganiccoffee.org/763/coffee-berry-borer-threatens-kona-coffee-crop/
  3. 3. The Kona Coffee FarmersAssociation and the Hawaii Coffee Association haveappealed to both President Barack Obama andhttp://buyorganiccoffee.org/763/coffee-berry-borer-threatens-kona-coffee-crop/
  4. 4. Agriculture Secretary Thomas Vilsack for more help indefeating an insect pest that has the potential to destroy the Hawaiian coffee crop. http://buyorganiccoffee.org/763/coffee-berry-borer-threatens-kona-coffee-crop/
  5. 5. The beetle in question was first spotted in Hawaii in 2010 has multiplied into the billions. http://buyorganiccoffee.org/763/coffee-berry-borer-threatens-kona-coffee-crop/
  6. 6. There are slightly more than800, mostly small, coffee farmsin the islands and they produce a crop valued at $35 million a year. http://buyorganiccoffee.org/763/coffee-berry-borer-threatens-kona-coffee-crop/
  7. 7. Kona organic coffee is imperiledas well as the rest of the coffee crop. http://buyorganiccoffee.org/763/coffee-berry-borer-threatens-kona-coffee-crop/
  8. 8. Organic or SyntheticApproaches to Fighting a Beetle http://buyorganiccoffee.org/763/coffee-berry-borer-threatens-kona-coffee-crop/
  9. 9. Cotton farmers in the Southern United States learned to their dismay many years ago that spraying the heck out of the cotton crop to kill pests could backfire. http://buyorganiccoffee.org/763/coffee-berry-borer-threatens-kona-coffee-crop/
  10. 10. The insecticide resistant cotton borer beetle destroyed crops because the farmers had removed its natural competitors. http://buyorganiccoffee.org/763/coffee-berry-borer-threatens-kona-coffee-crop/
  11. 11. Although no one intentionally introduced the beetle into Hawaii the fact that regular coffee is often grown in crowded rows tends toencourage the spread of pests. http://buyorganiccoffee.org/763/coffee-berry-borer-threatens-kona-coffee-crop/
  12. 12. Growing coffee and other cropsout of their natural habitat also upsets the balance of nature. http://buyorganiccoffee.org/763/coffee-berry-borer-threatens-kona-coffee-crop/
  13. 13. Shade grown organic coffee isgrown where birds perch in thetrees and are only too happy to help by snacking on insect pests. http://buyorganiccoffee.org/763/coffee-berry-borer-threatens-kona-coffee-crop/
  14. 14. Let us hope that whateversolution the experts come up with relates tohttp://buyorganiccoffee.org/763/coffee-berry-borer-threatens-kona-coffee-crop/
  15. 15. restoring the balance of nature and not adding one more insecticide to what can appearin our morning cup of coffee or kill the birds in the trees. http://buyorganiccoffee.org/763/coffee-berry-borer-threatens-kona-coffee-crop/
  16. 16. Trapping the Beetlehttp://buyorganiccoffee.org/763/coffee-berry-borer-threatens-kona-coffee-crop/
  17. 17. One of the approaches is to bait traps and catch the beetles asthe coffee berry borer threatens the Kona coffee crop. http://buyorganiccoffee.org/763/coffee-berry-borer-threatens-kona-coffee-crop/
  18. 18. This is an organic approach andfor organic coffee production is preferable to spraying coffee http://buyorganiccoffee.org/763/coffee-berry-borer-threatens-kona-coffee-crop/
  19. 19. plants with a fungicide whichhas been somewhat successful in reducing the prevalence of the pest in Latin America. http://buyorganiccoffee.org/763/coffee-berry-borer-threatens-kona-coffee-crop/
  20. 20. Currently the coffee berry borer that threatens the Kona coffeecrop is limited to the Big Island. http://buyorganiccoffee.org/763/coffee-berry-borer-threatens-kona-coffee-crop/
  21. 21. Thus quarantine may help protect the crop on outlyingislands of the Hawaiian chain. http://buyorganiccoffee.org/763/coffee-berry-borer-threatens-kona-coffee-crop/
  22. 22. In the meantime we applaud the trappers and suggest abounty on coffee berry borer beetles.http://buyorganiccoffee.org/763/coffee-berry-borer-threatens-kona-coffee-crop/
  23. 23. It Is a Smaller and Smaller Worldhttp://buyorganiccoffee.org/763/coffee-berry-borer-threatens-kona-coffee-crop/
  24. 24. The coffee berry borer thatthreatens the Kona coffee crop is not native to Hawaii. http://buyorganiccoffee.org/763/coffee-berry-borer-threatens-kona-coffee-crop/
  25. 25. It got to the island somehow.Many want to restrict or ban the import of green coffee beansfrom elsewhere in the Hawaiian Islands. http://buyorganiccoffee.org/763/coffee-berry-borer-threatens-kona-coffee-crop/
  26. 26. Even if all green coffee importsare banned the cat is out of the bag, so to speak. http://buyorganiccoffee.org/763/coffee-berry-borer-threatens-kona-coffee-crop/
  27. 27. A quarantine of the Big Islandmakes more sense along withmethods of control based on sustainable agricultural practices. http://buyorganiccoffee.org/763/coffee-berry-borer-threatens-kona-coffee-crop/
  28. 28. For example, Yellow Fever was not eliminated from Panamawhere it caused so many deaths by hunting down every mosquito. http://buyorganiccoffee.org/763/coffee-berry-borer-threatens-kona-coffee-crop/
  29. 29. Rather it was by selectivelyapplying a thin layer or oil to sources of standing water.http://buyorganiccoffee.org/763/coffee-berry-borer-threatens-kona-coffee-crop/
  30. 30. This killed the eggs themosquitoes and greatly reduced the need for spraying. http://buyorganiccoffee.org/763/coffee-berry-borer-threatens-kona-coffee-crop/
  31. 31. Learning more about the beetle and the habitats it likes could well lead to smart and safe methods of protection as thecoffee berry borer threatens the Kona coffee crop. http://buyorganiccoffee.org/763/coffee-berry-borer-threatens-kona-coffee-crop/
  32. 32. After all, our preference is for safe organic coffee. http://buyorganiccoffee.org/763/coffee-berry-borer-threatens-kona-coffee-crop/
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