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Iguana Found in Waimanalo

Posted on Feb 13, 2017 in Main

NR17-5 Feb. 13, 2017 HONOLULU – A six-foot-long iguana was turned in yesterday by a resident in Waimanalo who found the lizard while doing yard work. The resident contained the animal and called the State’s toll-free Pest Hotline at about noon yesterday and inspectors from the Hawaii Department of Agriculture (HDOA) picked up the iguana ...
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NR17-04 Feb. 2, 2017  HONOLULU – The Hawaii Department of Agriculture (HDOA) is investigating the source of coffee plants found at a Home Depot on Kauai earlier this week. Coffee plants from islands infested with the coffee berry borer (CBB) are restricted from being transported to uninfested islands, such as Kauai. Hawaii Island, Oahu and ...
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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: RAPID OHIA DEATH/OHIA WILT INFORMATION COFFEE BERRY BORER INFORMATION COCONUT RHINOCEROS BEETLE INFORMATION INFORMATION ON LITTLE FIRE ANTS ON OAHU & MAUI BAGRADA BUG ON MAUI, KONA ...
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Snake Turned in Under Amnesty

Posted on Jan 17, 2017 in Main

NR17-03 Jan. 17, 2017  HONOLULU – An illegal snake was turned in over the weekend under the State’s Amnesty Program. The snake was turned in on the evening of Friday, Jan. 13th to the Hawaiian Humane Society on Oahu. Inspectors from the Hawaii Department of Agriculture (HDOA) picked up the snake the next morning and ...
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Provides 10-Year Framework for Invasive Species Prevention NR17-02 Jan. 10, 2017 HONOLULU – The State of Hawai‘i, in a broad coalition of stakeholders led by the Department of Agriculture and the Department of Land and Natural Resources, has finalized the State’s first interagency and comprehensive biosecurity plan to protect Hawai‘i’s agriculture, environment, economy and health. ...
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Coffee Berry Borer Confirmed on Maui

Posted on Jan 5, 2017 in Main

Workshops Scheduled Next Week for Maui Coffee Growers FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                                                                                                                                    NR17-01 Jan. 5, 2017 HONOLULU – The coffee berry borer (CBB) was detected in December 2016 on a coffee farm in Kipahulu on Maui. A neighbor of the 13-acre farm reported possible CBB to an extension agent at the University of ...
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Hawaii local food production sales reached $84.4 million, according to the 2015 Local Foods Marketing Practices Survey report released by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS). To view the NASS news release for Hawaii stats, click here. To access the full Local Foods Marketing Practices dataset go to: https://www.agcensus.usda.gov/Publications/2012/Online_Resources/Local_Food/index.php It is the ...
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Joint News Release from Hawaii Department of Agriculture and Hawaii Department of Health December 14, 2016 HONOLULU — Several projects initiated by the Hawaii Department of Agriculture and the Hawaii Department of Health to address ongoing concerns raised by residents about restricted-use pesticide exposure in Hawaii are now underway and many are expected to be ...
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Ohia Quarantine Rules Become Permanent

Posted on Dec 7, 2016 in Main

NR16-17 Dec. 7, 2016 HONOLULU – Administrative rules prohibiting the movement of ohia and soil from Hawaii Island became permanent last week. The rules impose permanent quarantine restrictions on the intrastate movement on ohia and other material that may spread rapid ohia death (ROD), also known as ohia wilt, which is destroying the native ohia ...
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NR16-16 Nov. 30, 2016 HONOLULU – Hawaii entomologist, John McHugh, Ph.D., has been appointed as the administrator of the Plant Industry Division of the Hawaii Department of Agriculture. His duties will include overseeing the Plant Quarantine, Plant Pest Control and Pesticides Branches. The appointment is effective December 1, 2016. He succeeds Dr. Neil Reimer, who ...
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