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NR21-19 Sept. 2, 2021 HONOLULU – The Hawai`i Department of Agriculture (HDOA) has appointed Helmuth Rogg, PhD., as the new administrator for the Plant Industry Division and as the State Plant Regulatory Official (SPRO). His appointment became effective yesterday. As administrator, Dr. Rogg will oversee operations in the Plant Industry Division, which includes the Plant ...
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Live Skunk Trapped at Honolulu Harbor

Posted on Jul 22, 2021 in Main

NR21-18 July 22, 2021 HONOLULU – A live skunk was captured at Pier 1 in Honolulu Harbor yesterday. Inspectors from the Hawai`i Department of Agriculture’s Plant Quarantine Branch (PQB) were called Tuesday morning by a ship’s terminal supervisor who reported that an animal, possibly a skunk, was seen on the deck of a container ship ...
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NR21-17 July 20, 2021 HONOLULU – The Hawai`i Department of Agriculture (HDOA) has confirmed the detection of coffee leaf rust (CLR) on Kaua’i and Moloka`i. The serious coffee plant pathogen has now been found on all major Hawaiian Islands. On June 28, 2021, a commercial coffee grower in Kilauea, Kaua`i, reported a possible CLR infection. ...
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NR21-16 July 9, 2021 HONOLULU – The Hawai`i Department of Agriculture (HDOA) reports that a cow in a herd on Moloka`i has been infected with bovine tuberculosis, Mycobacterium bovis, (bTB), a contagious, infectious, communicable disease of animals that can infect humans. This is the first detection of the disease in a cattle herd in Hawai`i ...
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Total $1.5 Million to Increase Commercial Ag Production                                                           NR21-15 June 16, 2021 HONOLULU – The Hawai`i Department of Agriculture (HDOA) has awarded funds to six proposals totaling ...
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2020 Meeting Agendas & Minutes

Posted on Jun 4, 2021 in Main

December 15, 2020 Meeting Agenda 12-15-2020 Meeting Minutes 12-15-2020    Submittal Items 12-15-2020 Old Business-hemp item submittal 12-15-2020   October 27, 2020 Meeting Agenda 10-27-2020 Meeting Minutes 10-27-20   Submittal Items 10-27-2020   September 22, 2020 Meeting Agenda 9-22-2020 Meeting Minutes 9-22-20    Submittal Items 9-22-2020   August 12, 2020 Meeting Agenda 8-12-2020 Meeting Minutes ...
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NR21-14 May 20, 2021 HONOLULU – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has approved a request from the Hawai`i Department of Agriculture (HDOA) to allow the use of a specific fungicide to help Hawai`i coffee growers manage and control the coffee leaf rust (CLR), a devastating plant pathogen. The fungicide, Priaxor® Xemium, is not currently ...
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Planted acreage grows on O`ahu, Hawai`i Island and Kaua`i Pre-Pandemic NR21-13 May 4, 2021 HONOLULU – The Hawai`i Department of Agriculture (HDOA) has released an updated study on agricultural land use that indicates that overall acreage of planted crops had been increasing in Hawai`i pre-pandemic. The newly released study compiles agricultural land use data in ...
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The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today announced a virtual listening session for beginning farmers and ranchers to learn how COVID-19 impacted their farming operations and to get their feedback on USDA assistance. The listening session will take place on May 6, 2021, from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m., Hawaii time. USDA considers anyone who has ...
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