Macadamia Nut Pest Workshops

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At these free workshops, Dr. Alyssa Cho of CTAHR will teach macadamia nut growers to manage pests in the orchard, with a focus on macadamia felted coccid (MFC). Growers will learn integrated pest management strategies and monitoring protocols. The workshop will also cover best practices for chemical control, including calibration and determining application rates.

There is no cost to attend, but space is limited, so registration is required. For questions, text or call (808) 430-1876 or email

Workshop Dates and Locations:

South Kona:

Saturday, August 24, 9 - 11:30am

MacFarms, 89-406 Mamalahoa Hwy, Captain Cook (map)


Saturday, September 14, 9 - 11:30am

Ka‘u Coffee Mill, 96-2694 Wood Valley Rd, Pahala (map)


Saturday, October 5, 9 - 11:30am

Island Harvest, 53-4073 Pratt Rd, Kapaau (map)


Saturday, October 12, 9 - 11:30am

Ahualoa Farms, 47-4508 Cane Haul Rd, Honokaa (map)

Note: This workshop is at the farm, not at the Ahualoa Farms gift shop in Honoka‘a.

These workshops are co-sponsored with the State of Hawaii Department of Agriculture.

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