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Dec. 31, 2013 NR13-17 HONOLULU — The Hawaii Department of Agriculture (HDOA) has confirmed that an invasive stinging ant called the Little Fire Ant (LFA) has spread from Hawaii Island to Oahu and Maui.  On Dec. 23, a customer at garden shop on Maui reported a suspicious ant to the Maui Invasive Species Committee (MISC), ...
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Gov. Neil Abercrombie today announced the appointment of Scott Enright as Chairperson of the Hawaii Board of Agriculture.  The appointment becomes effective Jan. 1, 2014.  Enright succeeds Russell S. Kokubun, who is retiring at the end of the year. To view the news release, go to:  http://governor.hawaii.gov/blog/category/newsroom/latest-news/

To view the Governor’s news release on the announcement, click here.

Ulu Workshops on Maui, Oahu and Kauai

Posted on Dec 16, 2013 in Main

Ulu, or breadfruit, has been a staple in Hawaii for ages and now there is a movement to encourage its utilization and availability throughout the islands. “Breadfruit – From Tree to Table” is a workshop sponsored by Ho’oulu ka ‘Ulu,  Kamehameha Schools and the Hawaii Department of Agriculture. The half-day workshops will be held on Maui, ...
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Protecting Pollinators Class on Maui

Posted on Dec 2, 2013 in Main

If you live on Maui and use pesticides for business or at home, this class is for you!   Protecting Pollinators During Pesticide ApplicationFriday, Dec. 13, 20131:00 – 3:00 p.m.UH-Maui CollegeFee:  $39   Trainer: Steve Russo, Hawaii Department of Agriculture, Environmental Health Specialist, Pesticides Branch                     ...
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