Integrated Pest Management in Coffee. The Jamaican Experience.

The discovery of coffee berry borer, Hypothenemus hampei in Jamaica in 1978 and its subsequent development as an economic pest, provided an opportunity for a multi faceted approach to integrated coffee pest management in that country. In 1986 coffee leaf rust Hemileia vastatrix was also discovered and control activities were incorporated into those for the berry borer. The integrated approach to the management of these pests resulted i.11 the reduction of borer infestation level from 33.7 % in 1982 to 4.5% in 1987 and the effective containment and control of coffee leaf rust. In addition to chemical and non-chemical control measures against coffee berry borer and leaf rust, the integrated pest management approach is supported by the promotion of a farm gate price incentive for the collection and processing of good quality coffee.

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Aug 09 1992
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