Wednesday – Coffee Talk: Coffee Berry Borer – Tips, Application, Etc

From Councilwoman Smart’s Office:

Here is information on another community meeting happening tomorrow that affects an important agricultural activity of Hawai’i Island:

Coffee Talk– CBB Tips, Application etc.
Wednesday, March 2, 2011 3:30-5 P.M.
Location: Yano Hall across from the Manago

This month’s coffee talk will have the very latest on Coffee Berry Borer (CBB) management and the newly approved biopesticide. CBB damage can be very serious. Greatly minimize the loss with a multi-pronged approach. Learn how and when to spray the Bassiana fungus. (commercial Botanigard ES and Mycotrol O). Discussion includes how to mix and apply the fungus, when to spray, the latest research on control and effective strategies. Suzanne Shriner will lead the presentation, Alvin Sato from BEI and Reggie Hasegawa from CPS will be available to take questions. Gus Rouse from Kona Queen Hawaii will be available for questions on best practices to protect hives and bees in the fields.

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