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Rosemary  Gutierrez-Coarite

Name :

Rosemary Gutierrez-Coarite

Title :

Asst Extn Agent

Unit :

Department of Tropical Plant and Soil Sciences

Office :

Kahului Extension Office

Address :

310 Kaahumanu Ave. Bldg. 214
                  Kahului, HI 96732

Phone :

(808)244-3242 ext. 232

E-mail :

Specialties :


Professional Prep/Appointments :

Assistant Extension Agent
Department of Tropical Agriculture and Soil Science, University of Hawaii at Manoa.

Junior Researcher 

Department of Plant and Environmental Protection Sciences, University of Hawaii at Manoa. Research work area: Integrated pest management of macadamia felted coccid. 

Ph. D. in Plant Science, Entomology Specialization, May 2013

South Dakota State University, Brookings, SD. 

M. S. in Plant Science, Horticulture Specialization, December 2008

South Dakota State University, Brookings, SD 

Bachelor in Agronomy, March 2004

Catholic Bolivian University - Carmen Pampa


Projects :

  • Fruit fly integrated pest management outreach program.
  • Hands-on integrated pest management statewide education.
  • Evaluation of insecticide sprays on the roosting host plants for the control of melon fly on cucurbits in Maui county.
  • Hawaii integrated pest management program for diamondback moth and other lepidopteran pests on crucifers.
  • Evaluation of insecticide sprays on the roosting host plants for the control of melon fly on cucurbits.
  • Statewide olive fruit fly monitoring to implement an integrated pest management outreach education

Professional Interests :

  • Integrated pest management
  • Crop rotation and intercropping systems 
  • Geenhouse biotechnology 

Recent Publications :

  • Gutierrez-Coarite, R., Pulakkatu-thodi, I., and Wright, M. 2018. Binomial Sequential Sampling Plans for Macadamia Felted Coccid, Eriococcus ironsidei (Hemiptera: Eriococcidae) Infesting Hawaii Macadamia Orchards. Environ. Entomol.
  • Gutierrez-Coarite, R., Mollinedo, J., Cho, A., Wright, M. 2018. Canopy management of macadamia trees and understory plant diversification to reduce macadamia felted coccid (Eriococcus ironsidei) populations. Crop Protection, Vol 113: 75-83.
  • Gutierrez-Coarite, R., Heller, W., Wright, M., Mollinedo, J., Keith, L., Sugiyama, L., Chun, S. 2018. Entomopathogenic Fungi as Mortality Factors of Macadamia Felted Coccid (Eriococcus ironsidei) in Hawaii. Proceedings of Hawaiian Entomological Society, 50: 9-16.
  • Pulakkatu-thodi, I., Gutierrez-Coarite, R. and Wright, M. 2018. Dispersion and sequential sampling plan for coffee berry borer (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) infestations in Hawaii. Environ. Entomol.
  • Gutierrez-Coarite, R., Yoneishi, N., Mollinedo, J., Calla, B., Wright, M. and Geib, S. 2018. PCR- Based Gut Content Analysis to Detect Predation on Eriococcus ironsidei (Hemiptera: Eriococcidae) by Coccinellidae species in Macadamia Nut Orchards in Hawaii. J. Econ. Entomol. 111(2): 885-891. doi: 10.1093/jee/toy019.
  • Pulakkatu-thodi, I., Gutierrez, R. and Wright, M. 2017. Comparison of sampling intensity to estimate infestations of coffee berry borer on Hawaii Island. Proceedings of Hawaiian Entomological Society, 49:11-16.
  • Gutierrez-Coarite, R., Zarders D., Pulakkatu-Thodi, I., Mollinedo, J., Yalemar, J., Wright, M. and Cho, A. 2017. Macadamia Felted Coccid Eriococcus ironsidei (Hemiptera: Eriococcidae) Description, Monitoring and Control. College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources. University of Hawaii at Manoa. IP-43.

Languages :

English and Spanish