Coffee borer meeting to be held at plant quarantine station

Berry Borer
Berry Borer

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - A tiny pest will get a lot of attention Wednesday.

Agricultural officials will meet to figure out how to deal with the coffee berry borer.

They have been found on 20 Kona coffee farms.

The Hawaii Department of Agriculture is considering a quarantine plan, possibly requiring fumigation of green coffee shipped from Kona to other islands.

Green coffee imported from out of state is already fumigated.

And the borer cannot survive in beans that have been dried or roasted.

The meeting will be at 1:30 p.m. at the plant quarantine station at Sand Island.

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