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COFFEE LEAF RUST

News, updates and resources related to Coffee Leaf Rust

  • 08 Apr 2021 11:10 PM | Alla Kostenko (Administrator)

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  • 01 Apr 2021 11:11 PM | Alla Kostenko (Administrator)

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    MULTI-AGENCY MEETING ON COFFEE LEAF RUST #22

    Wednesday, March 31, 2021 8:30AM

    Teleconferencing via ZOOM 

    Notes

          Welcome/Introductions

          Updates

    o   HDOA

           Surveys

          No new surveys or detections in new areas

           Section 18 Submittal (Updates)

          Reporting requirements & template

    o   EPA has not approved

    o   No news is good news

          Enforcement requirements and protocols

          Outreach and education relating to the Section 18

    o   Zoom webinar April 1 and 8, register with Andrea at UHCTAHR hawaiicoffeeed.org

    o   76 for April 1, 22 for April 8

    o   Dept. has sent out PR, has also been on NPR

    o   Record the webinar and will post to HDOA website

          Draft Label

          Outstanding issues?

    o   No updates on amnesty for growers with CLR resistant plants

           Spray Webinar with UH April 1 and April 8 see: https://hdoa.hawaii.gov/blog/main/nr21-10priaxorwebinars/

           Amnesty for varietals already in Hawaii (resistance, yield, cup quality)

    ...

    ...


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  • 26 Mar 2021 11:14 PM | Alla Kostenko (Administrator)

    Click here to see the Emergency Declaration letter.

  • 26 Mar 2021 11:13 PM | Alla Kostenko (Administrator)

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    Board of Agriculture to Consider Expanding Coffee Quarantine to More Islands

    NR21-07
    March 16, 2021

    HONOLULU – The Hawai`i Department of Agriculture (HDOA) today filed a request for a specific exemption from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to allow Hawai`i coffee growers to use a fungicide to help manage coffee leaf rust (CLR), a fungus which is a serious threat to Hawai`i’s $56 million coffee industry. On March 3rd, Gov. David Ige delegated the authority to submit the EPA emergency application to Hawai`i Board of Agriculture (Board) chairperson, Phyllis Shimabukuro-Geiser.

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  • 26 Mar 2021 11:12 PM | Alla Kostenko (Administrator)

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    NR21-08

    March 23, 2021

    HONOLULU – The Hawai`i Board of Agriculture (Board) today approved the expansion of coffee quarantine areas to include the islands of O`ahu and Lana`i due to the coffee leaf rust (CLR), a fungus that threatens Hawai`i’s important coffee industry.

    CLR was first detected in the state in October 2020 on Hawai`i Island and Maui. In November 2020, Hawai`i Island and Maui were designated by the Board as CLR-infested areas under Plant Quarantine Interim Rule 20-1 which restricted the movement of coffee plants, plant parts and other CLR hosts from those infected islands. CLR was subsequently detected on the islands of O`ahu and Lana`i in January 2021. Today’s board action includes O`ahu and Lana`i under the interim rule in an effort to help prevent the spread of CLR to Kaua`i and Moloka`i. The quarantine restrictions for O`ahu and Lana`i go into effect tomorrow.

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  • 25 Mar 2021 11:14 PM | Alla Kostenko (Administrator)

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    MULTI-AGENCY MEETING ON COFFEE LEAF RUST #21

    Wednesday, March 24, 2021 8:30AM

    Teleconferencing via ZOOM 

    Notes

    Welcome/Introductions

    ● Updates

    HDOA

    • ▪  Surveys

      • ●  Not much to update, have not been able to send out crews due to weather on Oahu

      • ●  Anecdotally, leaf rust found in Kau, but HDOA has not received any sample and is not officially confirmed

    • ▪  Emergency Declaration: Done. PR?

      • ●  We have a copy of emergency declaration

      • ●  Draft of PR from State has been submitted to HDOA

    • ▪  Board of Agriculture

      • ●  Quarantine expansion Lanai, Oahu (BOA March 23)

        Has been confirmed by BOA

      • ●  Update re PBARC amended quarantine conditions (BOA March 23)

        Tracie/Lance

    Has been confirmed by BOA
    Plants have to be in quarantine for 6 months and then PQB

    will coordinate release of plants and allow for propagation under quarantine on own premises and continues for additional six months with inspections on site

    ▪ Section 18 Submittal

    • ●  Reporting requirements & template

    • ●  Enforcement requirements and protocols

    • ●  Outreach and education relating to the Section 18

    Started with dealers of Priaxor last week
    Zoom meetings for use April 1st and 8th through UH

    CTAHR

    • ●  Draft Label

    • ●  Outstanding issues?45 days ends on April 30th

    ▪ Amnesty for varietals already in Hawaii (resistance, yield, cup quality)

    • ●  HDOA will be meeting with USDA and will provide updates as they have

    • ●  Other topics related to Quarantine with USDA PPQ and are currently coordinating a teleconference

    ...

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  • 18 Mar 2021 11:15 PM | Alla Kostenko (Administrator)

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    Attached are the administration’s Emergency Declaration and a flier from UH CTAHR relating to an upcoming Priaxor webinar.

    Emergency Declaration

    UH CTAHR Flier

  • 11 Mar 2021 11:16 PM | Alla Kostenko (Administrator)

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  • 04 Mar 2021 11:17 PM | Alla Kostenko (Administrator)

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    MULTI-AGENCY MEETING ON COFFEE LEAF RUST #18

    Wednesday, March 3, 2021 8:30AM

    Teleconferencing via ZOOM 

    Notes

          Welcome/Introductions

          Updates

    o   HDOA

           Surveys

          Protocol for visiting farms

          Education on farms

           Emergency Declaration : PR

           Section 18 leadership

          Reporting requirements & template (BASF)

          Enforcement requirements and protocols: Status

          Outreach and education plan relating to the Section 18

          Draft Label: Status

    ...


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  • 24 Feb 2021 11:18 PM | Alla Kostenko (Administrator)

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    MULTI-AGENCY MEETING ON COFFEE LEAF RUST #17

    Wednesday, February 24, 2021 8:30AM

    Teleconferencing via ZOOM 

    Notes

          Welcome/Introductions

          Updates

    o   HDOA 

           Surveys

          Rust load increases when defoliation occurs

          No defoliation on any farms on Maui noted yet, only in feral coffee

          Defoliation on farm in Holualoa Kona.

           Emergency Declaration : PR

          Emergency Declaration has been written

          Gov has not released it yet

           Section 18 leadership

          Reporting requirements & template

    o   Sent to BASF

          Enforcement requirements and protocols

    o   Developing appropriate enforcement and protocol for random inspection

    o   One week out

          Enhanced outreach and education plan relating to the Section 18

          Draft Label: Status

    o   Received from BASF and has been sent to education (Cal) staff on HI Island.

    o   Starting outreach and brochures, in communication with Andrea

          Support letter (?)

    o   BASF notified that they intend to send their packet by end of this week

           Update re PBARC amended quarantine conditions

    o   HCGA

           Section 18 Application Update

           Other

          Submitting labels requests from Syngenta for Quadras-extra (possibly no longer manufactured), Abound and Alto (products)

          By the time anything is approved from EPA, there will be a selection of products

          Hoping for another fungicide in addition to Preaxor

    o   USDA

           PBARC

    ...

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