2013 News Releases

Feb. 20, 2013NR13-02  BIOCONTROL MOTHS RELEASED TO FIGHT INVASIVE FIREWEED Hawaii Ranchers Assist in Release HONOLULU – After more than 13 years of rigorous research, Hawaii ranchers today joined Hawaii Department of Agriculture (HDOA) entomologists at Kahua Ranch on Hawaii Island to release approximately 1,000 Madagascan fireweed moths, Secusio extensa (Arctiidae), which represent the state’s ...
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NR-13  Jan.3, 2013 HONOLULU – A live raccoon was captured aboard a Matson cargo ship on Monday, Dec. 31, 2012 after the ship arrived from Long Beach, Calif. Matson personnel called the Hawaii Department of Agriculture Monday afternoon after seeing a raccoon scampering on the deck of the ship. Plant quarantine inspectors were dispatched with ...
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