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Coffee Leaf Rust Webinar Series
This webinar series was provided as a free resource for our association members and the broader community. It was designed to provide important updates on the Coffee Leaf Rust disease in Hawaii.
Past Webinar Series
HCA Virtual Talk Story, November 18
Invited panelists included key legislators including those representing coffee producing regions in Hawai’i, HDOA officials, UH CTAHR officials, plus USDA PBARC, SHAC and HARC.
The purpose of the event was to discuss coffee industry priorities, with an emphasis on Coffee Leaf Rust.
Panelists had an opportunity to introduce themselves and their organization and give an overview of their past and potential contributions. Following this portion of the event we hosted a round table discussion among the participants with the goal of establishing actionable items that support Hawaii’s coffee industry. The invited audience were comprised of coffee industry stakeholders, including HCA members, who had the opportunity to submit written questions during this session.
2021 Virtual Conference Webinar
In light of the ongoing pandemic, the HCA will host our annual conference via a two-day webinar featuring some of the industry’s most prominent leaders, researchers and educators. In conjunction with the webinar, we will be hosting Board Elections and our 12th Annual Statewide Cupping Competition and a Virtual Awards Ceremony. For more info or to register, click here.
Coffee Leaf Rust Webinar
The HCA Coffee Leaf Rust Webinar is provided as a free resource for our association members and broader community. It is designed to provide important updates on the Coffee Leaf Rust disease recently discovered in Hawaii. For speaker bios follow the registration links below.
Short Term Strategies
with Jacques Avelino of CIRAD* and Andrea Kawabata of University of Hawaii CTAHR
Jacques will discuss the biology of the causal agent of coffee leaf rust: the fungus Hemileia vastatrix and some epidemiological considerations. He will explain how meteorological variables, topography, coffee tree characteristics, natural enemies and management, particularly nutrition and shade, affect coffee rust development. This knowledge can be used to improve coffee rust management at farm and regional levels.
Andrea will provide updated information on approved fungicides for coffee in Hawai'i to help combat Coffee Leaf Rust, including application recommendations. She will also cover necessary general farm practices, hygiene, and sanitation protocols that producers should be implementing on their farms immediately to avoid spreading CLR.
*CIRAD is the French agricultural research and international cooperation organization working for the sustainable development of tropical and Mediterranean regions.
Research, Resources & Regulation
with Kevin Hoffman of HDOA and Lisa Keith of USDA and PBARC
Kevin will provide an update to attendees on the most current information available to HDOA including new quarantine restrictions.
Lisa will focus on the pathology of coffee leaf rust in Hawaii, including what we know, what we don’t know, and short and long term research efforts to manage CLR in Hawaii.
IMPORTANT: Please ensure you are notifying all farm staff, including seasonal pickers who may work on multiple farms, of new sanitation protocol to mitigate the spread of this fungus. We also encourage you to share this webinar information with your farm staff.
2020 Virtual Conference Webinar
Message from HCA President Chris Manfredi - Watch Session
SCA US Chapter Update — Madeleine Longoria Garcia, Marcus Boni and Nathanael May - Watch Session