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NR19-21 Nov. 1, 2019 No Immediate Changes to Hawaii’s Industrial Hemp Pilot Program HONOLULU – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) recently established the U.S. Domestic Hemp Production Program through an Interim Final Rule in accordance with the 2018 Farm Bill.  The Interim Final Rule does not have an immediate affect on industrial hemp that ...
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NR19-20 Oct. 25, 2019 HONOLULU – Multi-agency efforts continue in the eradication of little fire ants (LFA) as several new infestations have been detected on Oahu, Maui and Kauai. There are currently seven sites being treated on Oahu, two on Maui and one on Kauai for infestation of LFA. October is Stop the Ant Month ...
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NR19-19 Oct. 18, 2019 HONOLULU – A live non-venomous ball python is being safeguarded by the Hawaii Department of Agriculture (HDOA) in Hilo after it was run over by a vehicle last night on a side road near Old Airport Road. A woman reported that she was driving along the road with her grandson at ...
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HDOA urges those attending the first day of the Hawaii Agriculture Conference on Oct. 15 to attend Concurrent Sessions 3 & 4 from 2:45 to 5:00 p.m. on Reshaping Hawaii’s Agriculture: Developing a New Vision to Meet the Challenges. HDOA will preview its updated strategic plan comprised of core priority actions and strongly encourages Hawaii ...
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Kingsnake Turned in Under Amnesty

Posted on Oct 3, 2019 in Main

NR19-18 Oct. 3, 2019  HONOLULU – A live California kingsnake was turned in to the Honolulu Zoo under the state’s Amnesty Program at about noon on Tuesday, Oct. 1st. The zoo immediately contacted the Hawaii Department of Agriculture (HDOA) and inspectors took custody of the snake. The nonvenomous black-and-white colored snake measured 3 ½ feet ...
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Iguana Found in Waipio-Gentry

Posted on Aug 22, 2019 in Main

NR19-17 Aug. 22, 2019 HONOLULU – A three-foot-long iguana was captured today by Hawaii Department of Agriculture (HDOA) inspectors in Waipio-Gentry on Board of Water Supply (BWS) property adjacent to Kanoelani Elementary School. The school contacted HDOA on Tuesday afternoon and reported a sighting of an iguana. Inspectors went out yesterday and canvased the area ...
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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: RAT LUNGWORM INFORMATION RAPID OHIA DEATH INFORMATION COFFEE BERRY BORER INFORMATION COCONUT RHINOCEROS BEETLE INFORMATION INFORMATION ON LITTLE FIRE ANTS ON OAHU & MAUI BAGRADA BUG ON ...
Read More UPDATES ON ONGOING INVASIVE SPECIES RESPONSE (Ohia Wilt, CRB, Little Fire Ants, Coffee Berry Borer)

NR19-16 July 18, 2019 HONOLULU – Infestations of little fire ants (LFA) have been detected in two areas of Windward Oahu. An infestation in Lanikai involving six residential properties is currently being treated by the Hawaii Department of Agriculture (HDOA) and the Hawaii Ant Lab (HAL). The other infestation area is located in an isolated ...
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NR19-15 June 28, 2019 HONOLULU – The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) are investigating a multistate outbreak of 62 Salmonella illnesses potentially linked to whole, fresh papayas imported specifically from Mexico. The Hawaii Department of Health (DOH) and the Hawaii Department of Agriculture (HDOA) emphasizes that ...
Read More Hawaii Papayas Not Involved in Salmonella Outbreak on the Mainland

Snake Hitchhikes to Maui in Backpack

Posted on Jun 12, 2019 in Main

JOINT NEWS RELEASE FROM HAWAII DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE AND DEPARTMENT OF LAND AND NATURAL RESOURCES NR19-14 June 12, 2019 HONOLULU – A small juvenile snake was captured after it was seen slithering out of a newly arrived visitor’s backpack Monday night at a Maui vacation rental in Pukalani. The owner of the rental informed the ...
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