Improved borer beetle trap could aid coffee farmersBy Tung Chen-kuo and Jake Chung / Staff reporter, with staff writerAn improved coffee borer beetle trap developed by the Council of Agriculture Tea Research and Extension Station could aid coffee growers in Nantou County’s Guosing Township (國姓). The township is the largest coffee bean production area in the nation, with more than 200 hectares under cultivation. Tea Research and Extension Station officials hold coffee borer beetle traps developed by the station in Nantou County on Tuesday. Photo: Tung Chen-kuo, Taipei TimesMore than 30 percent of coffee plants in the township are affected, the station said on Tuesday. One fen (分) of land (969.92m2) could sustain between 120 and 150 coffee trees, and would need about 40 to 50 traps, station researcher Liu Chien-ju (劉千如) said.
Source: Taipei Times March 19, 2020 15:56 UTC