Common Coffee Problems
Prior to the discovery of Coffee Berry Borer (Hypothenemus hampei) in Hawaii, there were few major coffee pest and disease problems for farmers. The CTAHR booklet, Growing Coffee in Hawaii, provides an array of information on the basics of establishing a farm and growing, producing, and processing coffee. Common pests and disease problems of Hawaii-grown coffee is also mentioned. For further details, please read Pest Management Strategic Plan for Coffee Production in Hawaii, to learn about the different current and potentially new invasive introductions of coffee pests and diseases as well as their control and management strategies identified for each.
Although not yet found in Hawaii, Coffee Leaf Rust (Hemileia vastatrix), Coffee Leaf Miner (Leucoptera coffeella), Coffee Berry Disease (Colletotrichum kahawae), Coffee Wilt Disease (Gibberella xylarioides), and Coffee White Stem Borer (Xylotrechus quadripes) are other critical and devastating insect pests and diseases of coffee found world-wide.
Collecting Plant Disease and Insect Pest Samples for Problem Diagnostics
Learn how to best collect and submit disease, insect pest and nematode samples to the UH Agricultural Diagnostic Service Center (ADSC) for diagnosis. Click here for ADSC analytical service fees.
- General directions on collecting and submitting samples - Collecting Plant Disease and Insect Pest Samples for Problem Diagnosis
Coffee Leaf and Soil Sampling
Learn how to correctly sample and submit coffee leaf and soil samples for proper analysis of plant nutritional status and and soil pH and nutrient status.
- Coffee leaf and soil sampling directions - How to take coffee leaf and soil samples
- General directions for farm soil sampling - Testing Your Soil: Why and How to Take a Soil-Test Sample
- Nutrient sufficiency levels for coffee - Adequate Nutrient Levels in Soils and Plants in Hawaii (General Guide)