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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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Industrial Hemp Pilot Program

Posted on Nov 10, 2016 in Main

HDOA held its annual Incentive and Service Awards Program, which recognizes years of service and superior performance by HDOA employees. Here are HDOA’s awardees for 2016 and congratulations to all! EMPLOYEE OF THE YEAR CHRISTINA ZIMMERMAN Christina Zimmerman Pesticides Branch Pictured w/ Chair Scott Enright (left) & Deputy Phyllis Shimabukuro-Geiser (right) Christina is an Environmental ...
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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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NR16-14 Oct. 27, 2016 HONOLULU — Ann illegal lizard was captured Tuesday on the grounds of Queen Kaahumanu Elementary School in Honolulu. The school custodian had reported seeing a large lizard on campus and called the state’s pest hotline. The custodian provided a photo of the lizard and it was identified as a Madagascar giant ...
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NR16-13 Oct. 25, 2016 HONOLULU — Hawaii has been awarded 10 federal grants totaling more than $422,000 this coming year through the 2016 Specialty Crop Block Grant Program (SCBGP) of the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The federal program provides grants to state departments of agriculture to fund projects that enhance the competitiveness of specialty crops, ...
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Live Mongoose Captured at Kauai Airport

Posted on Oct 11, 2016 in Main

NR16-12 Oct. 11, 2016 LIVE MONGOOSE CAPTURED AT KAUAI AIRPORT HONOLULU — A live mongoose was captured at Lihue Airport on Kauai early this morning after it was seen running out of an Aloha Air Cargo shipment of bread from Oahu. The mongoose subsequently ran to the neighboring Hawaiian Airlines cargo area and was reported ...
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NR16-11 Sept. 30, 2016 HONOLULU — The Hawaii Department of Agriculture (HDOA) will be holding meetings statewide to receive public input on the draft of the 2017-2027 Hawaii Interagency Biosecurity Plan for the State of Hawaii. This is the first comprehensive plan that includes coordinated strategies involving several agencies and partners to help increase the ...
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NR16-10 Sept. 23, 2016 HONOLULU — The Hawaii Department of Agriculture (HDOA) today was granted a quarantine order by Maui Circuit Judge Peter T. Cahill that prohibits the movement of plant material and personal property in outdoor areas on a Maui property infested with little fire ants (LFA). Earlier this month, HDOA obtained a warrant ...
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NR16-09 Sept. 15, 2016   HONOLULU — The Hawaii Department of Agriculture (HDOA) obtained a court-ordered warrant and entered the property of a Maui resident who has continuously denied access to the property that was suspected of being infested with little fire ants (LFA). LFA were detected in the Huelo neighborhood in early 2015 and ...
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