PHOTOS: Birds Best Hope for Pest-Ridden Coffee Crops?

PHOTOS: Are Birds Best Hope for Pest-Ridden Coffee Crops?
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August 26, 2008The tiny coffee berry borer (Hypothenemus hampei)usually no more than a millimeter-and-a-half longposes the biggest threat to coffee crops around the world, causing at least half a billion dollars' worth of damage every year. The bug strikes almost everywhere coffee grows. It can destroy up to 70 percent of a crop, posing a significant threat to this $70-billion-a-year industry.

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—Photograph by Jherime Kellermann
 
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