Compost Reimbursement Program 2023

Posted on Dec 19, 2022 in Main

The Hawai`i Department of Agriculture (HDOA) Plant Industry Division is accepting applications for the Compost Reimbursement Program for Fiscal Year 2023, which may reimburse agricultural producers (including farming and landscaping operations) for the cost of purchasing compost, including transportation costs. Act 302 was passed by the State Legislature during the 2022 legislative session and Gov. ...
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  ENGLISH “Worker Protection Standard (WPS) for Workers &  Handlers in Hawaii” This is an EPA-approved video that covers the training content for workers and handlers in accordance with the 2015 WPS (40CFR 170). Handlers must watch the “WPS Supplement for Handlers in Hawaii,” EPA WPS PST H 00048,  to fulfill the training requirements.   ...
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Coffee Leaf Rust Information

Posted on May 20, 2021 in Main

The coffee leaf rust (CLR) is one of the most damaging diseases of coffee plants. It was first detected in Hawaii in October 2020 and has since been found on Maui, Hawaii Island, Oahu and Lanai. Since its detection in Hawaii, there has been a multi-agency effort to assist the state’s $56 million industry manage ...
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Restricted Use Pesticides (RUP) Reports

Posted on Apr 20, 2021 in Main

Beginning January 1, 2019, every user of restricted use pesticides (RUPs) was required to submit a record of their use of RUPs. Required items to be reported include the date of application, the product that was applied (including name, EPA Registration number, and active ingredients), the amount that was applied, the area treated, the Tax ...
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Red Hat Society Visits PQ

Posted on Apr 9, 2019 in Main

A group of lovely ladies from the Red Hat Society visited the Plant Quarantine Office at Sand Island in March. The members learned about invasive species and our quarantine program.  They also enjoyed viewing some live and preserved animals. Plant Quarantine Outreach & Education Specialist Kent Dumlao making a visual presentation for the Red Hat ...
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Kunia Orchid Show – March 2019

Posted on Apr 9, 2019 in Main

Plant Quarantine inspectors were at the Kunia Orchid Show at Leilehua High School again this year! More than 1,700 people visited the booth! Attendees learned about orchid regulations, invasive species, and enjoyed a live and preserved animal display.  This year, the crew added a mobile inspection table where people could have the plants they purchased ...
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Students in a 3rd grade class from Momilani Elementary School visited the Plant Quarantine Office on March 3, 2019 and got a special demonstration from one of the detector dogs that sniff out snakes in incoming baggage and cargo. K9 Detector Dog handlers, Theresa Manzano, Lisa Goya-Nishikawa and Cindy Umemoto and PQ inspector Jennifer Kobayashi ...
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HDOA Plant Quarantine inspectors had a morning full of students rotating through their display during the Mai`li Elementary School Career Fair on March 15, 2019. Students who chose to learn more about becoming an agricultural inspector met PQ inspectors Jessie Tibayan and education specialist Kent Dumlao who explained what the qualifications are for inspector positions. ...
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Sixty-four 2nd grader students from Palisades Elementary School visited the Plant Quarantine Office near Sand Island on March 7, 2019. Plant Quarantine inspectors educated the eager learners about invasive species and how PQ helps to protect Hawaii. The students enjoyed the live and preserved animal displays. Kailee Lefebvre of the Coconut Rhinoceros Beetle Response Team ...
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UH Job Fair – March 5, 2019

Posted on Mar 14, 2019 in Main

Plant Quarantine Education Specialist Kent Dumlao (right) and inspector Chanlynn Nakamiyo (left) represent HDOA at the University of Hawaii Job Fair on March 5, 2019 at the UH Campus Center Ballroom. We’re always looking for more great plant quarantine inspectors!