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Surveys of the area will continue May 23, 2024 NR24-17 HONOLULU – The Hawai‘i Department of Agriculture (HDOA) has conducted two surveys for little fire ants (LFA) at Pua Lani Landscape Design, a Waimānalo nursery that came to the forefront during a Joint House and Senate Legislative Informational Briefing earlier this month. The first survey ...
Read More Initial Surveys of Pua Lani Landscape Design Completed

May 10, 2024 NR24-16 HONOLULU – The Hawai‘i Department of Agriculture (HDOA) has opened two requests for proposals (RFP) – one for community-based management of coconut rhinoceros beetles (CRB) on O‘ahu and another to support green waste management on the Islands of Hawai‘i, Kaua‘i, Maui, Moloka‘i and O‘ahu. An RFP totaling $200,000 is being made ...
Read More Hawaii Department of Agriculture Seeks Proposals for Community-Based Programs to Fight Coconut Rhinoceros Beetles and for Green Waste Management

April 26, 2024 NR24-15 HONOLULU – The Hawai‘i Department of Agriculture (HDOA) has received unprecedented support from the Hawai‘i State Legislature in the form of H.B. 2619, which boosts the department’s biosecurity programs that prevent invasive pests from entering the state and helps to control and eradicate pests that threaten Hawai‘i’s agriculture and environment. The ...
Read More Hawaii Department of Agriculture Appreciates Landmark Support from Hawaii State Legislature

April 25, 2024 NR24-14 HONOLULU – The Pesticides Branch of the Hawai‘i Department of Agriculture (HDOA) is extending its free pesticide disposal program to the island of Moloka‘i in June. Moloka‘i farmers and other commercial users of pesticides may safely dispose of canceled, suspended, unwanted or unlabeled pesticides, but pre-registration is required. This statewide Pesticides Disposal ...
Read More Hawaii Department of Agriculture to Collect Unwanted Pesticides from Farms and Other Commercial Users on Molokai

April 23, 2024 NR24-13 Residents Asked to Check Mulch and Green Waste HONOLULU – Three live adult coconut rhinoceros beetles (CRB) have been detected in traps in the Waikoloa area on Hawai‘i Island. The captures during the past week were the first detections of adult CRB on the island since six grubs (larvae) were found ...
Read More Live Coconut Rhinoceros Beetles Detected in Waikoloa on Hawaii Island

NR24-12 April 16, 2024 HONOLULU – Officers from the Honolulu Police Department (HPD) found a live snake in a Waipahu home on Saturday morning, April 13, while on a wellness check involving a deceased male. HPD contacted the Plant Quarantine Branch (PQB) of the Hawai‘i Department of Agriculture and inspectors were immediately dispatched to the ...
Read More Live Snake Found by Honolulu Police at a Waipahu Home

NR24-11 April 10, 2024 Only one palm tree has been found to have CRB on Maui HONOLULU – In a multi-agency effort, treatments, inspections and surveillance continue on Maui for coconut rhinoceros beetles (CRB). To date, no CRB have been confirmed on Maui since an initial detection of 17 live CRB larvae in one palm ...
Read More Drone Treatments, Inspections and Surveillance Continue on Maui for Coconut Rhinoceros Beetles

NR24-10 April 5, 2024 HONOLULU – Due to the recent highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) detections in livestock on the mainland, the Hawai‘i Department of Agriculture (HDOA) has placed a restriction on the transport of cattle from premises where HPAI has infected cattle. Currently, HPAI has been detected in dairy cattle in Texas, Kansas, New ...
Read More Hawaii Department of Agriculture Restricts Import of Cattle from Areas with Avian Influenza Cases

NR24-09 March 27, 2024  HONOLULU – Due to the increased detections of little fire ants (LFA) in windward O‘ahu. the Hawai‘i Department of Agriculture (HDOA) has established an interim rule that authorizes the department to restrict the movement of plant material infested with LFA on O‘ahu to prevent the further spread on the island and ...
Read More Interim Rule Established to Prevent the Spread of Little Fire Ants on Oahu

NR24-08 March 25, 2024  Movement of ‘Ōhi‘a from Hawai‘i Island is Restricted HONOLULU – The Hawai‘i Department of Agriculture (HDOA) is reminding travelers attending the Merrie Monarch Festival this week that quarantine restrictions remain on the transport of ʻōhiʻa from Hawai`i Island due to the fungal plant disease, rapid ʻōhiʻa death (ROD), which is devastating ...
Read More Merrie Monarch Travelers Again Reminded of Ohia Quarantine

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