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NR22-09 July 1, 2022 HONOLULU – The Hawai`i Department of Agriculture (HDOA) today issued an interim rule restricting the movement of coconut rhinoceros beetle (CRB) host material within the island of O`ahu and from O`ahu to neighbor islands. CRB host material includes, but is not limited to, entire trees, green waste, compost, mulch, trimmings, fruit ...
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Live Skunk Captured at Honolulu Harbor

Posted on Jun 22, 2022 in Main

NR22-08 June 22, 2022 HONOLULU – Stevedores helped capture a live skunk this morning at Pier 1 at Honolulu Harbor. The skunk was spotted on the dock and stevedores used a fishing net to capture the animal and contained it until agricultural inspectors from the Hawai`i Department of Agriculture (HDOA) picked up the animal at ...
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NR22-07 June 21, 2022 HONOLULU – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the Hawai`i Department of Agriculture (HDOA) have confirmed rabbit hemorrhagic disease virus, type 2 (RHDV2) in a 4- to 5-year-old neutered male rabbit on a farm in Kula, Maui. This is the first confirmed detection of the disease in Hawai`i. Although fatal ...
Read More Rabbit Hemorrhagic Disease Confirmed on Maui – Quarantine Order Issued

NR22-06 May 26, 2022 HONOLULU – The Hawai`i Department of Agriculture (HDOA), Market Development Branch is currently accepting applications for the Specialty Crop Block Grant Program (SCBGP) Fiscal Year 2021 – COVID. The HDOA will be awarding $500,000 to Hawai`i proposals that enhance the competitiveness of Hawai`i specialty crops. This additional funding was provided by ...
Read More Hawai`i Specialty Crop Grant Program Accepting Applications

For updated information on the bovine tuberculosis situation on Moloka`i, go to the Animal Livestock Disease Control webpage at:  https://hdoa.hawaii.gov/ai/ldc/

May 16, 2022 HONOLULU – An aerial application to treat an infestation of coqui frogs in a mountainous remote area of Waimanalo has been rescheduled for today between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. The treatment initially scheduled for April 20th and alternatively planned for last week were postponed due to weather conditions. The multi-agency incident ...
Read More News Advisory – Waimanalo Coqui Treatment Rescheduled for Today

NR22-05                                                                     May 10, 2022 HONOLULU – On May 9, 2022, the Hawai`i Board of Agriculture preliminarily approved the addition of the Asian tiger mosquito (Aedes albopictus), the yellow fever mosquito (Aedes aegypti), and the southern house mosquito (Culex quinquefasciatus) to the List of Restricted Animals (Part A). The rule change will allow for inoculated male ...
Read More Hawai`i Board of Agriculture Action on Proposal to Add Three Mosquito Species to List of Restricted Animals

UPDATE:  The aerial treatment on April 20, has been postponed due to high-wind forecast conditions. JOINT NEWS RELEASE HAWAI`I DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE DEPARTMENT OF LAND AND NATURAL RESOURCES April 18, 2022 HONOLULU – A multi-agency effort to eradicate a coqui frog infestation in a remote mountain area of Waimanalo will use aerial application of a ...
Read More Waimanalo Coqui Eradication Effort to Use Aerial Application of Citric Acid

UPDATE: The video recording of the April 18, 2022 meeting on Molokai is available on HDOA’s YouTube channel at:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QtIvlMCJYJY NR22-03 April 8, 2022 HONOLULU – The Hawai`i Department of Agriculture (HDOA) issued a quarantine order today to restrict the movement of all ungulates, except horses on Moloka`i due to detections of bovine tuberculosis (bTB) ...
Read More Quarantine Order Issued to Prevent Spread of Bovine Tuberculosis

NR22-02 March 24, 2022 The Hawai`i Department of Agriculture (HDOA) is administering a federal Seafood Processors Pandemic Response and Safety Block Grant Program. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) program is designed to provide relief to seafood processors who incurred costs due to the COVID-19 pandemic. “Like many of Hawai`i’s industries, the seafood industry has had ...
Read More HDOA Opens Seafood Processors Pandemic Block Grant Program

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