2010 News Releases

NR10-14 December 9, 2010 HONOLULU – Owners of livestock brands in Hawai`i have until December 31, 2010 to re-register their brands with the Hawai`i Department of Agriculture (HDOA) or risk losing their rights to their brands. Hawai`i law requires owners of livestock in the state to register their brand to secure its validity and individuality.  While it ...
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NR10-13 – October 21, 2010 HONOLULU – Rapid response and the development of innovative pest control methods coordinated by the Hawai`i Department of Agriculture (HDOA) has resulted in eradication of an infestation of a highly invasive pest, called Little Fire Ants (LFA), on Maui.   LFA, which delivers painful stings, were reported by a Maui farmer in October ...
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NR10-12 – October 12, 2010 HONOLULU – The Hawai`i Department of Agriculture (HDOA) is currently accepting applications for a new round of organic certification cost-share assistance to organic farmers, organic livestock operators and organic produce handlers.  Renewed federal funding totaling up to $95,000 has been allotted to help Hawai`i agribusinesses with the cost of organic certification through ...
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NR10-11 – September 8, 2010 HONOLULU – One of the most devastating coffee pests, the coffee berry borer (Hypothenemus hampei), has been found in several coffee farms in Kona.  The coffee berry borer is a small beetle (slightly smaller than a sesame seed – approx. 1.5 mm) and is native to Central Africa and is also found in many ...
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NR10-10 – August 31, 2010 HONOLULU– Owners of livestock brands in Hawai`i are required to re-register their brands with the Hawai`i Department of Agriculture (HDOA) between September 1, 2010 and December 31, 2010. Hawai`i law requires owners of livestock in the state to register their brand to secure its validity and individuality. While it is not mandatory ...
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NR10-09 – June 30, 2010 HONOLULU – In accordance with Act 172 (SL2010), which was signed by Governor Linda Lingle on June 23rd, fees for importing regulated plants, microorganisms and non-domestic animals will increase as of tomorrow, July 1st.      The fee increase applies to state permits that are required to import plants that are restricted or ...
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NR10-08 – June 10, 2010 HONOLULU –  A snake measuring nine feet was turned in to officials over the weekend by a Waianae resident who was keeping it in his garage. The snake has been identified as a non-venomous reticulated python and is being safeguarded at the Plant Quarantine Branch of the Hawai`i Department of Agriculture (HDOA). ...
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NR10-07 – June 8, 2010 HONOLULU – The Hawai`i Department of Agriculture (HDOA) has begun a biological control program that releases a tiny parasitic insect to control the stinging Nettle Caterpillar.  The release of the natural enemy follows six years of extensive research that HDOA’s Plant Pest Control Branch has been conducting to assure that the natural ...
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NR10-06 – June 7, 2010 HONOLULU — The Hawai`i Department of Agriculture (HDOA) is now accepting applications for lease negotiations on seven parcels of state agricultural land in the Pahoa Agricultural Park on Hawai`i Island. Interested persons should submit an application to the Agricultural Resource Management Division (ARMD) to determine whether they are qualified to hold ...
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NR10-05 – May 28, 2010 Foot and Mouth Disease virus may be transported by Humans   HONOLULU – The state veterinarian is alerting Hawai`i residents traveling to Korea and Japan to be careful not to bring back the notorious Foot-and-Mouth Disease (FMD), a highly contagious viral disease of cattle, swine, sheep and other cloven-hoofed animals.  Although humans ...
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