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  The Hawaii Department of Agriculture (HDOA) and various partner agencies are working on two major invasive species problems.  Keep informed of new information through the following links: RAT LUNGWORM INFORMATION RAPID OHIA DEATH INFORMATION COFFEE BERRY BORER INFORMATION COCONUT RHINOCEROS BEETLE INFORMATION INFORMATION ON LITTLE FIRE ANTS ON OAHU & MAUI BAGRADA BUG ON ...
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NR18-09 July 6, 2018 HONOLULU – The Hawai`i Department of Agriculture (HDOA) has issued the first licenses to growers under the State’s Industrial Hemp Pilot Program. During the month of June 2018, three industrial hemp licenses were issued to: Name County # of Acres Gail Baber Hawaii 10 Raymond Maki Kauai 10 Thomas Pace Hawaii ...
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Small Snake Found at Honolulu Harbor

Posted on Jun 12, 2018 in Main

NR18-08 June 12, 2018 HONOLULU — A live snake was captured yesterday at Pier 32 at Honolulu Harbor near newly arrived vehicles on the dock. Plant Quarantine inspectors from the Hawaii Department of Agriculture (HDOA) picked up the snake at about 11:45 a.m. yesterday after a car dealership employee reported the snake which had already ...
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Rat Lungworm Disease Information

Posted on Jun 10, 2018 in Main

♦  Rat Lungworm Prevention Programs Gov. Ige Announces Stepped Up Efforts in Prevention of Rat Lungworm Disease On Aug 2, 2017, Gov. Ige, the Department of Health, the Department of Agriculture and a Joint Task Force announced new efforts to prevent rat lungworm disease in Hawaii.  To view the Governor’s news release and video of ...
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Live Snake Found Near Hilo Landfill

Posted on Jun 5, 2018 in Main

NR18-07 June 5, 2018 HONOLULU — A live snake was captured over the weekend in Hilo on the road next to the South Hilo Sanitary Landfill by county workers. Hawaii County Police contacted HDOA’s Plant Quarantine Branch (PQB) in Hilo Monday morning and inspectors picked up the snake, which has been tentatively identified as a ...
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Volcano Ash Fallout Information

Posted on Jun 4, 2018 in Main

Volcanic Eruption at Kilauea A series of volcanic eruptions and strong earthquakes due to activity on Kilauea volcano have struck Hawaii’s Big Island (Hawaii Island) starting around May 3, 2018.  There is a risk of lava flows, toxic gas emissions such as sulfur dioxide and other components of “vog.” In addition, ash emissions from the ...
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NR18-06 May 29, 2018 HONOLULU – The Hawaii Board of Agriculture (Board) today approved parameters for emergency low-interest agricultural loans for farmers suffering damage due to the heavy rain and flooding on Kauai and Oahu in April and the current eruption phase at Kilauea volcano on Hawaii Island. The Board approved the emergency loan program ...
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Kauai Flood Disaster Information

Posted on May 22, 2018 in Main

The County of Kauai suffered severe rain and flooding between April 13 – 20, 2018. U.S. Secretary of Agriculture, Sonny Perdue, issued a Secretarial Disaster Designation allowing for federal disaster aid to help Kauai agricultural operations recover. To view the news release on this designation, click here. Financial Assistance for Kauai Flooding Disaster Hawaii Department ...
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NR18-05 May 14, 2018 HONOLULU – The U.S. Secretary of Agriculture, Sonny Perdue, has notified Gov. David Ige that a Secretarial Agricultural Disaster Designation has been approved for Kauai County. The designation comes after heavy rain and flooding between April 13 to 20, 2018 caused severe damage to Kaua‘i’s agriculture industry. The U.S. Department of ...
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Bee Disease Detected on Hawaii Island

Posted on May 14, 2018 in Main

HDOA staff on Hawaii Island confirmed the presence of American Foulbrood disease (AFB) in a bee colony in Hamakua.  The disease is not new to Hawaii, but it is a recent detection on Hawaii Island.  Beekeepers are encouraged to inspect their colonies and be on the lookout for AFB and other diseases and pests of ...
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