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Plant Quarantine inspectors participated in Maker’s Explorium sponsored by the Ben Franklin company. The science-based event was held at Radford High School on February, 16, 2019. Plant Quarantine inspector Bishnu Bhandari talks with a family about invasive species

On February 12, 2019, 40 kindergarteners and 25 teacher/chaperones from Kamehameha Schools visited the Plant Quarantine Branch near Sand Island to learn about invasive species and work that the Plant Quarantine inspectors do to protect Hawaii. Plant Quarantine Education Specialist Kent Dumlao coordinated the presentation, including live and preserved insect and animal displays. In the ...
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Ag Awareness Day 2019

Posted on Feb 27, 2019 in Main

On February 7, 2019, HDOA’s Plant Quarantine Branch participated in the annual Ag Awareness Day hosted by the University of Hawaii – College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources (CTAHR). Students from Oahu schools were invited to visit the CTAHR’s Urban Garden Center in Pearl City to preview the event that was open to the ...
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New Requirements Under Act 45

Posted on Dec 28, 2018 in Main

Act 45 was passed by the 2018 Legislature and establishes new requirements regarding the use of pesticides in Hawaii. The following are new requirements that are effective on January 1, 2019. RESTRICTED USE PESTICIDES REPORTING Section 149A-26, Hawaii Revised Statutes, and Section 4-66-62, Hawaii Administrative Rules, require all Certified Applicators of Restricted Use Pesticides (RUP) ...
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Form P-45 Part 2, Summary Instructions

Posted on Dec 14, 2018 in Main

Name:  Enter Certified Applicator name as it appears on the certification card. Certification #:  Enter the number associated with the Certified Applicator certification card. Reporting Year:  Current year for which records are being kept. Phone:  Phone number which the applicator can be most easily reached in case any questions arise regarding the information submitted. Email:  Most up-to-date email associated with ...
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May 2018 A honey bee colony infected with American Foulbrood (AFB) was recently confirmed by Hawai`i Department of Agriculture staff in the Hamakua district of Hawai`i Island. AFB is a bacterial disease that creates spores that can be viable for 50-80 years and is easily spread from colony to colony by robbing bees, tainted tools, ...
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Plant Quarantine Outreach Activities

Posted on Apr 4, 2018 in Main

The Plant Quarantine Branch also conducts public outreach and education activities to inform the public about invasive species and government plant and animal quarantine regulations. Here are some recent events that Plant Quarantine inspectors have participated in: Kunia Orchid Show 2019 Red Hat Society visit to PQ – 2019 Momilani Elementary School 3rd Grade Class ...
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Kunia Orchid Show – March 2018

Posted on Apr 4, 2018 in Main

The informational booth by HDOA’s Plant Quarantine Branch was a busy attraction at the Kunia Orchid Show in Wahiawa, Oahu in March 2018. Plant Quarantine inspectors and technicians displayed a few invasive species, distributed informational material and answered questions about invasive species and quarantine regulations. Even Gov. Ige stopped by the booth. Here are some ...
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CBB-CLR Pesticide Subsidy Program

Posted on Sep 14, 2016 in Main

Updated 7/1/21 Aloha Coffee Farmers, The Hawaii Department of Agriculture (HDOA) Coffee Berry Borer (CBB) Pesticide Subsidy Program was established by Act 105, Session Laws of Hawaii 2014, to assist Hawaii coffee farmers with the cost of pesticides containing the fungus, Beauveria bassiana (i.e. BotaniGard® and Mycotrol®) known to control CBB. In 2017 the Hawaii Legislature extended ...
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CRB Reports 2015

Posted on Jan 29, 2016 in Main

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