Bulletin of Entomological Research (2006) 96, 223-233

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J. Jaramillo, C. Borgemeister and P. Baker (2006)
Coffee berry borer Hypothenemus hampei (Coleoptera: Curculionidae): searching for sustainable control strategies
Bulletin of Entomological Research 96 (3), 223-233
Abstract: The coffee berry borer Hypothenemus hampei (Ferrari) is the most serious pest of the world's most valuable tropical export crop. Since the last review on this insect was published six years ago, many new studies have contributed to an improved insight into the biology and ecology of the beetle, and have indicated new avenues for integrated and biological control. The latest developments in research, both laboratory and field, on the pest, its natural enemies and their implications for integrated control of H. hampei are summarized, with a particular focus on the situation in The Americas. Lately, the global coffee industry has changed radically; it has suffered a long cycle of lowest-ever world market prices caused by overproduction and technological change. At the same time, the advent of sustainable certification schemes has had a major impact on the industry. The role of integrated pest management and biological control of H. hampei in an era of changes in the coffee industry is discussed.
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Database assignments for author(s): Christian Borgemeister

Research topic(s) for pests/diseases/weeds:
control - general

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Hypothenemus hampei Coffee (Coffea)