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Concern heightens in Hawaii coffee industry as threatening pest is found on second island

  • COURTESY STATE DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE
                                Coffee leaf rust is known as one of the most damaging pests of coffee plants and is said to be able to reduce the production of coffee farms by 30% to 80%.

    COURTESY STATE DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

    Coffee leaf rust is known as one of the most damaging pests of coffee plants and is said to be able to reduce the production of coffee farms by 30% to 80%.

Coffee leaf rust, a fungus pest that threatens to devastate Hawaii’s $54 million coffee industry, apparently has now been found on two islands. Read more

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