Submitted to: Encyclopedia of Pest Management
Publication Type: Book / Chapter
Publication Acceptance Date: 12/8/2005
Publication Date: 9/19/2006
Citation: Vega, F.E., Posada, F.J., Infante, F. 2006. Coffee insects, ecology and control. Encyclopedia of Pest Management. http://www.dekker.com/sdek/issues~content=t713172972
Technical Abstract: Endemic to Africa and now grown in more than 11 million hectares in over 50 countries in the tropics, coffee is the most important agricultural commodity in the world, with an annual estimated retail value of over $70 billion. More than 800 insects have been reported feeding on coffee. Among these, the coffee leaf miner, the coffee berry borer, and the coffee stem borer complex are the most important, causing enormous losses. The basic biology of these insects is discussed in this review.