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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. ...
Read More Coffee Leaf Rust Confirmed on Kaua`i and Moloka`i

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 ...
Read More Grow Hawai`i Agriculture Program Awards Funds to Six Proposals

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 ...
Read More Agricultural Land Use Baseline Study Updated

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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HAWAI`I DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE DEPARTMENT OF LAND AND NATURAL RESOURCES                                                            JOINT NEWS RELEASE                            ...
Read More Coqui Frog Infestation Found in Remote Area of Waimanalo

$1.5 million available under program NR21-11 April 5, 2021 HONOLULU – The Hawai`i Department of Agriculture (HDOA) is now accepting proposals for the Grow Hawai`i Agriculture Initiative 2021, an initiative to quickly scale up commercial agricultural production including the production of value-added products with the goal to increase the contribution of agriculture to the state’s ...
Read More HDOA Opens Program for Local Agricultural Producers

 $1.9 million available under program NR21-05 March 8, 2021 HONOLULU – The Hawai`i Department of Agriculture (HDOA) is now accepting applications for the Micro-Grants for Food Security Program, which provides support for small-scale gardening, herding and livestock operations to help produce food in areas that are insecure. In August 2020, the U.S. Department of Agriculture ...
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