Economists, farmers say overtreatment of coffee berry borer breaking banks

  • Troy Keolanui of OK Farms Hawaii shows what damage could look like from a coffee berry borer in this file photo. (HOLLYN JOHNSON/Tribune-Herald)
  • A coffee berry borer-infested coffee bean and cherry is shown. (Chelsea Jensen/West Hawaii Today, file)
  • Damage from the coffee berry borer entering the cherry is visible on Kona coffee growing in Holualoa. Chelsea Jensen/West Hawaii Today, file)

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