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NR23-28 Nov. 22, 2023 HONOLULU – Seventeen live coconut rhinoceros beetle (CRB) larvae were found yesterday by an arborist cutting down coconut palm trees in Kīhei. The arborist called the Maui Invasive Species Committee (MISC) on Tuesday morning, Nov. 21st, and reported that he was contracted to remove 12 dead palm trees and found several ...
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NR23-27 Nov. 3, 2023 HONOLULU – The Pesticides Branch of the Hawai‘i Department of Agriculture (HDOA) is conducting a free pesticide disposal program on Maui for farms and other commercial users of pesticides to safely dispose of canceled, suspended, unwanted or unlabeled pesticides. This Pesticides Disposal Program (PDP) is only for commercial operations such as farms, ...
Read More HDOA to Collect Unwanted Pesticide from Farms and Other Commercial Users on Maui

Annual Report FY 2023 Report on Administratively Established Appropriations Report on Non-General Fund Information Report on Transfers between AGL and AQ Revolving Fund Report on the State’s Progress Toward Meeting the Milestones and Objectives of the Important Agricultural Land Tax Credit Program Report on the State’s Progress Toward Meeting the Milestones and Objectives of the ...
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NR23-26 Oct. 31, 2023 Doubles SNAP benefits to purchase locally grown food HONOLULU – Governor Josh Green, M.D., has released $500,000 for the DA BUX Double-Up Program (DA BUX), which doubles recipients’ purchasing power for locally grown produce, using their federally funded Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits. DA BUX program launched in 2017 and ...
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NR23-25 Oct. 24, 2023 HONOLULU – The Hawai‘i Board of Agriculture (HBOA) today voted to agree to accept the transfer of 99 agricultural parcels, totaling 21,672 acres, from the Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) to the Hawai‘i Department of Agriculture (HDOA). The HBOA action now goes to the Board of Land and Natural ...
Read More Hawaii Board of Agriculture Initiates Transfer of 99 Agricultural Parcels from DLNR

NR23-24 Oct. 20, 2023 HONOLULU – Coconut rhinoceros beetle (CRB) grubs have been found at a residence in Waikoloa Village on Hawai‘i Island. This is the first discovery of the invasive beetle on the island. On Oct. 11, 2023, the resident found five large grubs (larvae) in a decaying palm tree stump on the property ...
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NR23-23 Oct. 4, 2023 HONOLULU – The Hawai‘i Department of Agriculture (HDOA) today established a new interim rule to help stop the movement of the coconut rhinoceros beetle (CRB) from designated CRB-infested areas to non-infested areas in the state.  On Monday afternoon, the Advisory Committee on Plants and Animals recommended approval of an interim rule ...
Read More New Interim Rule Restricts Movement of Palm Plants and Organic Material That May Contain Coconut Rhinoceros Beetles

NR23-22 October 2, 2023 HONOLULU – The Hawai‘i Department of Agriculture (HDOA) and University of Hawai‘i (UH) researchers will be conducting drone-based treatment of palm trees at the Wailua Municipal Golf Course in Līhu‘e, Kaua‘i, between October 9 and 12 (weather permitting), in an effort to eliminate an infestation of the coconut rhinoceros beetle (CRB). ...
Read More Drone Treatment of Palm Trees Planned at Kauai Golf Course to Kill Coconut Rhinoceros Beetles

NR23-21 Sept. 14, 2023 HONOLULU – One dead coconut rhinoceros beetle (CRB) was found on Monday among compost bags at a Maui big-box store, by staff from the Hawai‘i Department of Agriculture (HDOA). Staff from HDOA’s Plant Pest Control Branch (PPC) and Plant Quarantine Branch (PQB) were conducting a routine survey at the store when ...
Read More Hawaii Department of Agriculture Inspectors Find Dead Coconut Rhinoceros Beetle in Compost Bag on Maui

NR23-20 Aug. 23, 2023 HONOLULU – The Hawai‘i Board of Agriculture (Board) yesterday voted to activate an emergency agricultural loan program to assist Maui and Hawai‘i Island farmers and ranchers suffering damage from the high winds and wildfires this week. The Hawai‘i Department of Agriculture’s Agricultural Loan Program submitted the request to the Board and ...
Read More Board of Agriculture Approves Emergency Loan Program for Farmers and Ranchers Suffering Wind and Fire Damage