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NR16-4 April 12, 2016 HONOLULU – A woman thought she had captured an iguana outside her Waianae home last Friday and her son called the Hawaii Department of Agriculture (HDOA). But when quarantine inspectors arrived at the home on Puuhulu Road, they discovered that it was a bearded dragon – an illegal lizard in Hawaii. ...
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NEWS RELEASE NR16-1 Feb. 17, 2016 HONOLULU ‑ The Hawaii Department of Agriculture (HDOA) has released a study on agricultural land use which provides information on the location of commercial agriculture activities statewide. The Statewide Agricultural Land Use Baseline 2015 study updates a 1980 survey and provides current information and maps on the locations of ...
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May 30, 2014 NR14-13 HONOLULU — In the month of May 2014, the Hawaii Department of Agriculture (HDOA) captured nine coqui have been captured on Oahu. May 7 — a local soda distributor reported and captured a coqui at its distribution warehouse in Honolulu and turned it in to HDOA. May 9 — a HDOA ...
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NR14-12 May 28, 2014 Extends Buffer Zone One Mile West HONOLULU — A male coconut rhinoceros beetle (CRB) has been found in a trap at Barbers Point, which is the farthest west that a CRB has been found on Oahu since it was first detected in December 2013.  The majority of the CRB detections remain ...
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NR14-11 May 15, 2014 HONOLULU — The Hawaii Department of Agriculture (HDOA) today began a multi-tactic treatment program to eradicate an infestation of little fire ant (LFA) in Waimanalo.  A six-person crew, including staff from the Hawaii Ant Lab, Oahu Invasive Species Committee and HDOA, began spraying a 6-acre area, which includes the 3.5 acre ...
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NR14-10 May 2, 2014 HONOLULU — The Hawaii Department of Agriculture today released details of the plan that has been developed to eradicate the little fire ant (LFA) infestation in Waimanalo. The multi-step plan includes preparing access routes for treatment, multiple applications of several types of pesticides over a period of one year, pesticide monitoring ...
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NR14-09 May 2, 2014 HONOLULU — More coqui frogs were captured this week – single frogs in Kahaluu and Waimanalo on Oahu and three at a nursery on Kauai. On Oahu, one coqui was found on a boat which was dry-docked at a home in Kahaluu.  It was at the same site where another coqui ...
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NR14-08 May 1, 2014 HONOLULU — U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Thomas J. Vilsack has sent a letter to Gov. Abercrombie expressing his strong support of agricultural projects in Hawaii that will drive economic growth, self-sufficiency and innovation in rural Hawaii communities. In the letter dated April 29, 2014, Sec. Vilsack committed staff of the U.S. ...
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NR14-07April 25, 2014 HONOLULU — A live snake was discovered and captured yesterday afternoon at a Keaau store on Hawaii Island. Workers offloading a 40-foot shipping container saw the two-foot-long brown snake and prevented its escape by hitting it. The snake, which has been identified as a non-venomous gopher snake, has since died and was ...
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Two More Coqui Found on Oahu

Posted on Apr 23, 2014 in Main, News Releases

NR14-06April 23, 2014 HONOLULU — Two more coqui frogs were found recently on Oahu. One coqui frog was turned in by a grounds crew at a Waikiki hotel on April 12 and the other was captured by staff of the Hawaii Department of Agriculture (HDOA) at a Kalihi Valley home on the evening of April ...
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