Kona Coffee Council

Root-Knot Nematode Workshop

  • 10 Jan 2018
  • 8:45 AM
  • 11 Jan 2018
  • 12:00 PM
  • UH-CTAHR extention office

Coffee Root-knot Nematode Workshop & Field Day for Commercial Growers - Kona

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Two classes offered! 

Wednesday, January 10, 2018
Thursday, January 11, 2018
Kona Cooperative Extension - Conference Room
79-7381 Mamalahoa Highway
Kealakekua, HI 96750

UH-CTAHR’s Cooperative Extension, USDA ARS’s DKI Pacific Basin Agricultural Research Center and the County of Hawaii welcomes you to an informational workshop and field day on coffee root-knot nematode.
Coffee root-knot nematode, Meloidogyne konaensis, feeds on and reproduces in coffee roots. They can disrupt plant growth, cause tree decline, and may reduce coffee yields by 20% or greater.
During this workshop and hands-on field day, participants will learn about nematode biology, the effects of nematodes on coffee, as well as the costs and benefits of grafted trees. Growers will take a tour of the nematode research plot, learn about the current project, and participate in a nematode sampling demonstration.
BONUS! Attendees will take home a nematode sampling instruction kit and a $5-off single submission voucher for nematode analysis on their farm. One per farm.

Speakers include: Dr. Roxana Myers of USDA, Dr. Alyssa Cho, Dr. Stuart T. Nakamoto, Andrea Kawabata and Jen Burt of CTAHR.

Registration is required. Register online or by contacting Gina at 808-322‐4892 by January 8th. Each class is limited to 30 participants.


  • 8:45 am           Registration
  • 9:00 am           Welcome & introductions
  • 9:15 am           Basics & benefits of grafting
  • 9:35 am           Nematodes & their effects on coffee
  • 10:00 am         Cost of coffee grafting
  • 10:25 am         Break
  • 10:35 am         Research project overview & tour
  • 11:05 am         Nematode sampling demonstration
  • 11:35 am         Q&A
  • 12:00 pm         Evaluations & acknowledgement

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