Trouble brewing

Growing coffee in Kona just isn’t what it used to be. The island’s coffee belt continues to deal with pests such as the coffee berry borer, warmer and dryer conditions, and the increasing cost of doing business. Nonetheless, for many growers, Kona coffee is a love and passion they will continue well into the...

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Officials Try Insect to Save Hawaii Tree

  State officials are hoping to save Hawaii’s native wiliwili tree with a bug found in eastern Africa.     Mohsen Ramadan, a state exploratory entomologist, spent two months in Tanzania looking for a natural solution to fight the wiliwili-destroying Erythrina gall wasp and found a wasp of the Eurytoma species.     The Eurytoma wasps...

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