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  The Hawaii Department of Agriculture (HDOA) and various partner agencies are working on two major invasive species problems.  Keep informed of new information through the following links: OHIA WILT INFORMATION COFFEE BERRY BORER INFORMATION COCONUT RHINOCEROS BEETLE INFORMATION INFORMATION ON LITTLE FIRE ANTS ON OAHU & MAUI BAGRADA BUG ON MAUI, KONA and OAHU ...
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NR16-07 June 3, 2016 HONOLULU — A live opossum was captured early this morning by workers offloading a cargo ship at Honolulu Harbor. At about 3:30 a.m., the workers spotted the animal, chased it into a trash container and held it for inspectors from the Hawaii Department of Agriculture (HDOA). The ship arrived from San ...
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NR 16-6 May 25, 2016 HDOA Statement on the Final Report of the Joint Fact Finding Group on GM Crops and Pesticide Use on Kauai This statement is in response to the issuance today of the Joint Fact Finding Group’s final report on the impacts of genetically modified crops and pesticide use on Kauai. Background ...
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NR16-5 May 12, 2016 HONOLULU – The Hilo Plant Quarantine Office of the Hawaii Department of Agriculture (HDOA) is moving into new cargo inspection facilities at Hilo International Airport effective May 16, 2016. The new 2,245 square-foot inspection office is located at 95 Akahana St., Room 9, near the Hilo Airport Post Office. The new ...
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NR16-4 April 12, 2016 HONOLULU – A woman thought she had captured an iguana outside her Waianae home last Friday and her son called the Hawaii Department of Agriculture (HDOA). But when quarantine inspectors arrived at the home on Puuhulu Road, they discovered that it was a bearded dragon – an illegal lizard in Hawaii. ...
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NR16-3 March 29, 2016 HONOLULU – The Hawaii Board of Agriculture today approved permit conditions for the movement of all soil from Hawaii Island, which were added to the current interisland quarantine to prevent the spread of rapid ohia death (ROD), unique strains of the fungus, Ceratocystis fimbriata. The restriction on soil may affect those ...
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 Movement of Ohia from Hawaii Island Restricted                                                                                NR16-2 March 23, 2016 HONOLULU – Travelers attending the ...
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A draft study on “Pesticide Use by Large Agribusinesses on Kauai” by the Joint Fact Finding Study Group is available for public comment.  The draft report is posted at the Accord3.0 Network website at: http://www.accord3.com/pg1000.cfm Public comments are being accepted from March 10, 2016 to April 8, 2016 through that website. The study was funded jointly ...
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NEWS RELEASE NR16-1 Feb. 17, 2016 HONOLULU ‑ The Hawaii Department of Agriculture (HDOA) has released a study on agricultural land use which provides information on the location of commercial agriculture activities statewide. The Statewide Agricultural Land Use Baseline 2015 study updates a 1980 survey and provides current information and maps on the locations of ...
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NR15-14 Nov. 30, 2015 HONOLULU –  U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has ordered all pesticide products containing the active ingredient sulfoxaflor to be prohibited from sale as of Nov. 12, 2015.  Some of these pesticides are sold and used in Hawaii. Hawaii products Effective immediately, all pesticides licenses for sulfoxaflor-containing products have been cancelled in the ...
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