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May 2018 A honey bee colony infected with American Foulbrood (AFB) was recently confirmed by Hawai`i Department of Agriculture staff in the Hamakua district of Hawai`i Island. AFB is a bacterial disease that creates spores that can be viable for 50-80 years and is easily spread from colony to colony by robbing bees, tainted tools, ...
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Plant Quarantine Outreach Activities

Posted on Apr 4, 2018 in Main

The Plant Quarantine Branch also conducts public outreach and education activities to inform the public about invasive species and government plant and animal quarantine regulations. Here are some recent events that Plant Quarantine inspectors have participated in: Kunia Orchid Show – Wahiawa, Oahu – March 2018

Kunia Orchid Show – March 2018

Posted on Apr 4, 2018 in Main

The informational booth by HDOA’s Plant Quarantine Branch was a busy attraction at the Kunia Orchid Show in Wahiawa, Oahu in March 2018. Plant Quarantine inspectors and technicians displayed a few invasive species, distributed informational material and answered questions about invasive species and quarantine regulations. Even Gov. Ige stopped by the booth. Here are some ...
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CBB Pesticide Subsidy Program

Posted on Sep 14, 2016 in Main

Updated 8/15/18 Aloha Coffee Growers, The Hawaii Department of Agriculture (HDOA) Coffee Berry Borer (CBB) Pesticide Subsidy Program was established by Act 105, Session Laws of Hawaii 2014, to assist Hawaii coffee farmers with the cost of pesticides containing the fungus, Beauveria bassiana (i.e. BotaniGard® and Mycotrol®) known to control CBB. In 2017 the Hawaii Legislature extended ...
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CRB Reports 2015

Posted on Jan 29, 2016 in Main

December 26, 2015 December 12, 2015 November 28, 2015 November 14, 2015 October 31, 2015 September 26, 2015 August 29, 2015 August 15, 2015 July 31, 2015 July 17, 2015 June 22, 2015 June 8, 2015 May 26, 2015 May 22, 2015 May 8, 2015 April 24, 2015 April 10, 2015 March 27, 2015 March ...
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MAUI NEWS article Little fire ant infestations reported in Huelo, Haiku Latest encounter with stinging insect ‘discouraging,’ says MISC head January 28, 2015 By CHRIS SUGIDONO – Staff Writer (csugidono@mauinews.com) , The Maui News A little fire ant infestation has been discovered in Huelo and at a single property in Haiku – marking the fifth ...
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CRB Report Archive

Posted on Apr 8, 2015 in Main

Reports from 2014 December 29, 2014 November 7. 2014 October 24, 2014 October 10, 2014 September 27, 2014 September 13, 2014 August 29, 2014 August 16, 2014 August 1, 2014 July 18, 2014 July 4, 2014 June 20, 2014 June 6, 2014 May 23, 2014 May 9, 2014 May 5, 2014 April 25, 2014 April ...
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On June 27, 2014, a multi-agency crew of about 20 people scoured a Mililani Mauka neighborhood after residents turned in the stinging little fire ants (LFA) to the Hawaii Department of Agriculture on June 18 and 23.  The team set out to methodically survey homes and surrounding areas using peanut butter as bait for the ...
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The following are reports prepared by the Hawaii Invasive Species Council on eradication and outreach efforts by various organizations. May 19, 2014

LITTLE FIRE ANTS ON OAHU AND MAUI

Posted on May 2, 2014 in Main

Worker LFA LFA infestation LFA DOCUMENTARY A documentary on LFA has been produced by the Maui Invasive Species Committee and may be viewed at: https://youtu.be/_u3lyvhhR-s The 30-minute program covers the problems LFA has caused on Hawaii Island and how a coordinated effort to prevent the spread of the invasive ant needs the help of everyone in the ...
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