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Data from: Coffee berry borer (Coleoptera: Scolytidae) population dynamics across Hawaii Island’s diverse coffee-growing landscape: Optimizing location-specific pesticide applications

posted on 2024-03-14, 21:00 authored by MELISSA JOHNSONMELISSA JOHNSON, Nicholas ManoukisNicholas Manoukis

A major challenge to area-wide management of coffee berry borer (CBB, Hypothenemus hampei Ferrari) (Coleoptera: Scolytidae) is understanding how a heterogeneous coffee-growing landscape affects CBB population dynamics across temporal and spatial scales. We examined coffee phenology, weather, CBB flight activity, infestation, CBB position within the fruit, and management across 14 commercial coffee farms from 2016–2018 on Hawaii Island to characterize variation among districts and elevations. This data was used to develop an optimized pesticide spray schedule for each growing location. Implementing a coordinated area-wide approach refined by small-scale optimization will lead to improved management of CBB on individual farms and a reduction in pest pressure across the coffee-growing landscape.


USDA-ARS: 2040-22430-027-027S

USDA-ARS: 2040-22430-026-00D

USDA-ARS: 2040-22430-027-00D


Data contact name

Johnson, Melissa, A.

Data contact email


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Temporal Extent Start Date


Temporal Extent End Date



  • fortnightly


  • Not specified

Geographic location - description

Hawaii Island, Kona and Ka'u districts

ISO Topic Category

  • biota
  • climatologyMeteorologyAtmosphere
  • elevation
  • environment
  • farming

National Agricultural Library Thesaurus terms

Hypothenemus hampei; population dynamics; Hawaii; landscapes; pesticide application; data collection; flight; Coffea arabica; phenology; flowering; fruiting; air temperature; relative humidity; rain; farms

OMB Bureau Code

  • 005:18 - Agricultural Research Service

OMB Program Code

  • 005:040 - National Research

ARS National Program Number

  • 304

ARIS Log Number


Pending citation

  • No

Public Access Level

  • Public