Our farmers apply farm yard manure, vermi-compost, neem cake etc. regularly at the onset of South West Monsoon in June. Berry borer is a major pest of Robusta coffee and it is effectively managed by adopting integrated methods like clean harvest, use of mats during harvest to prevent gleanings (fallen cherries) and keeping traps in the farms. Shot hole borer is another pest found in Wayanad. Tracing infested branches and destroying them twice a year is done in organic farms to control this pest. Robusta is tolerant to many diseases and pests compared to Arabica.