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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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Hawaii Interagency Biosecurity Plan

Posted on Sep 7, 2016 in Main

Jnnuary 10, 2017 The Hawaii Department of Agriculture (HDOA) and the Department of Land and Natural Resources today released 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 state’s biosecurity and protect Hawaii from invasive ...
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HLHF Expo happening July 13 & 14 at Neal Blaisdell Center.

LIVE SNAKE FOUND ON MAUI COFFEE FARM

Posted on Jul 6, 2016 in Main

NR16-08 July 6, 2016 HONOLULU — A live snake was captured by a worker on a Maui coffee farm on Friday afternoon, July 1, 2016. The snake was reported to the Hawaii Department of Agriculture on Maui and a plant quarantine inspector picked up the snake, which was later identified as a non-venomous ball python. ...
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Hawaii State Farm Fair – July 9 & 10

Posted on Jun 29, 2016 in Main

It’s the event everyone has been waiting for, the 54th Annual Hawaii State Farm Fair at Kualoa Ranch on July 9 & 10. The event benefits the Hawaii Farm Bureau Federation and is partially sponsored by the Hawaii Department of Agriculture. For more information on fair hours, program and directions, go to the fair website ...
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