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The market digested reports that a coffee borer beetle infestation caused losses for the old crop and could potentially impact the new.
The Emerald Ash Borer beetle, an invasive species that has infested 40% of the city's ash trees and could destroy 100% of them by 2020, further exacerbates the issue.
Dutch elm disease has killed more than 60 million trees since the 1970s and ash trees are now at risk of being wiped out by the double threat of bright green borer beetle and ash dieback.
This year a new campaign was launched to help the citizens of Rochester, New York recover from the loss of all of their ash trees due to the invasive emerald ash borer beetle.
Forest cover monitoring has proven useful in Costa Rica, as trees provide habitat for birds that predate on the coffee berry borer beetle, which can ravage up to 75 percent of a coffee farmer's crop.
ASH TREES ONE of Britain's most common trees is under threat from a combination of fungal disease and the emerald ash borer beetle according to a major new survey.
watch said that "the key events included in the weekly report are: Kenya's coffee production is expected to fall; farmers of Lam Dong province in Vietnam are turning their coffee plantations into baby cauliflower farms; spread of coffee borer beetle named Hypothenemus Hampei continues to concern the producers in Brazil; Parana region of Brazil expect to double its harvest in 2015; coffee production in Colombia and Salvador increases in May 2015; annual coffee production of Peru estimated to increase by 20%; FPMC Brazil reinstated to strengthen the rights of agribusiness producers; price of coffee pulped and coffee type 6 hard in city of Marilia of Brazil rose by 16.
Rising temperatures have caused an outbreak of leaf rust which destroys coffee plants and an invasion of berry borer beetle, who thrive in warmer temperatures, and decimate the coffee crop.
The ash borer beetle was first discovered in Michigan in 2002, a likely import with packing materials from China .
Ash borer beetle larvae feed on the phloem tissue of the tree, which weakens the tree and eventually kills it.
Though timing of its arrival is not known, it is likely to have arrived from Asian ports in wood packaging material much like Asian emerald ash borer beetle (Haack 2006).