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If you are traveling interisland from Hawaii Island, please check with HDOA’s friendly agricultural inspectors about the plants restrictions. Inspection Station at Hilo Airport Inspection Station at Kona Airport NR18-03 March 29, 2018 Movement of Ohia from Hawaii Island is Restricted HONOLULU – Travelers attending the Merrie Monarch Festival later this week are being reminded ...
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NR18-02 March 14, 2018 Six-Month Monitoring Levels Meet State & Federal Water Quality Standards HONOLULU –  The Hawaii Department of Agriculture (HDOA) and the Hawaii Department of Health (DOH) have announced the release of data collected during an initial six-month period of monitoring for pesticides in surface water on Oahu and Kauai. The U.S. Geological ...
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Live Skunk Captured at Honolulu Harbor

Posted on Feb 16, 2018 in Main

NR18-01 February 16, 2018 HONOLULU –  A live skunk was captured early this morning at Pier 1 at Honolulu Harbor. Plant Quarantine inspectors from the Hawaii Department of Agriculture (HDOA) were called by agents of the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) at about 7:15 a.m. today and were informed that a skunk was captured ...
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  Administratively Established Appropriations Report 2017 Agricultural Development and Food Security Special Fund Report 2017 Biosecurity Program Report 2017 Feedstock Report 2017 HDOA Annual Report 2017 IAL Tax Credit Report 2017 Pesticide Use Revolving Fund Report 2017 Transfer of Ag Loan Revolving Fund Monies Report 2017    

NR17-19 Dec. 11, 2017 HONOLULU – Hawaii entomologist, John McHugh, PhD, has been appointed as the new program manager of the Pesticides Branch of the Hawaii Department of Agriculture. His duties will include overseeing the program compliance office, chemical analysis section, registration and education section, case preparation section and statewide enforcement offices of the pesticides ...
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HDOA 2017 Incentive & Service Awards

Posted on Nov 16, 2017 in Main

HDOA held its 2017 Incentive Service Awards on November 10th in Honolulu, recognizing the cream of the crop in the department.   The Employee, Manager and Team of the Year are in the running for the statewide Governor’s ISAP awards. Awards were also presented for Sustained Superior Performance and milestone Years of Service.    For ...
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NR17-18 Oct. 17, 2017 HONOLULU — The Hawaii Department of Agriculture (HDOA) has begun airing a series of three public service announcements (PSAs) promoting agricultural food safety in our community. One PSA encourages farmers to follow good agricultural practices (GAP) and have their farms become GAP certified. GAP certification involves a voluntary audit that verifies ...
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NR17-17 Oct. 4, 2017   HONOLULU — Hawaii has awarded 11 projects to eligible non-profit and for-profit entities totaling about $427,000 through the 2017 Specialty Crop Block Grant Program (SCBGP) of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). The federal program, funded by the Farm Bill, provides grants to state departments of agriculture to fund projects ...
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NR17-16 Sept. 8, 2017 (*REVISED Sept. 14, 2017) Farmers and Home Gardeners Encouraged to Attend HONOLULU – A series of three informational meetings on rat lungworm disease (RLWD) has been scheduled on Oahu this month. The meetings are being coordinated by the Hawaii Department of Agriculture (HDOA), Hawaii Department of Health (DOH) and the University ...
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Live Snake Found in Shipping Container

Posted on Aug 24, 2017 in Main

NR17-15 Aug. 24, 2017  HONOLULU – A live three-foot snake was found in a shipment of household goods and other cargo by workers at a Honolulu shipping company this morning. A shipping company worker spotted the snake as they were unloading a pallet from a container that arrived from California and used a stick and ...
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