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Insects 2016, 7(1), 6; doi:10.3390/insects7010006

Integrated Pest Management of Coffee Berry Borer: Strategies from Latin America that Could Be Useful for Coffee Farmers in Hawaii

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Mid-Florida Research & Education Center, University of Florida/IFAS, 2725 Binion Rd, Apopka, FL 32703, USA
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Centro de Investigación en Palma de Aceite (Cenipalma), Calle 20 A No. 43 A-50, Pisos 2 y 4, Bogotá D.C., Colombia
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Academic Editors: Michael J. Stout, Jeff Davis, Rodrigo Diaz and Julien M. Beuzelin
Received: 30 November 2015 / Revised: 19 January 2016 / Accepted: 25 January 2016 / Published: 3 February 2016
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Abstract

The coffee berry borer (CBB), Hypothenemus hampei Ferrari (Coleoptera: Curculionidae: Scolytinae) is the primary arthropod pest of coffee plantations worldwide. Since its detection in Hawaii (September 2010), coffee growers are facing financial losses due to reduced quality of coffee yields. Several control strategies that include cultural practices, biological control agents (parasitoids), chemical and microbial insecticides (entomopathogenic fungi), and a range of post-harvest sanitation practices have been conducted to manage CBB around the world. In addition, sampling methods including the use of alcohol based traps for monitoring CBB populations have been implemented in some coffee producing countries in Latin America. It is currently unclear which combination of CBB control strategies is optimal under economical, environmental, and sociocultural conditions of Hawaii. This review discusses components of an integrated pest management program for CBB. We focus on practical approaches to provide guidance to coffee farmers in Hawaii. Experiences of integrated pest management (IPM) of CBB learned from Latin America over the past 25 years may be relevant for establishing strategies of control that may fit under Hawaiian coffee farmers’ conditions. View Full-Text
Keywords: Hypothenemus hampei; cultural practices; biological control; monitoring; post-harvest; Beauveria bassiana; Cephalonomia stephanoderis; Prorops nasuta; Phymastichus coffea; Cathartus quadricollis Hypothenemus hampei; cultural practices; biological control; monitoring; post-harvest; Beauveria bassiana; Cephalonomia stephanoderis; Prorops nasuta; Phymastichus coffea; Cathartus quadricollis
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Aristizábal, L.F.; Bustillo, A.E.; Arthurs, S.P. Integrated Pest Management of Coffee Berry Borer: Strategies from Latin America that Could Be Useful for Coffee Farmers in Hawaii. Insects 2016, 7, 6.

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