310 Kaahumanu Ave., Bldg. 214
Kahului, HI 96732

Phone: (808) 244-3242 ext.

Fax: (808) 244-7089

Email: gr6@hawaii.edu

Rosemary Gutierrez-Coarite

Assistant Extension Agent 


Edible Crops


Ph.D. Entomology, South Dakota State University; M.S. Horticulture, South Dakota State University; B.S. Agronomy, Bolivian Catholic University.

Research Interests:

Integrated pest management and soil water-nutrient relationship.

Selected 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. https://doi.org/10.1093/ee/nvy098.
  • 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.
  • 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.