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Organic Certification Cost-Share Assistance Now Available
Organic Certification Cost-Share Assistance Now Available
November 28th, 2011 · Comments Off · Maui Business

The Hawai`i Dept of Agriculture is now accepting applications for a new round of organic certification cost-share assistance for farmers, livestock operators and produce handlers.

Courtesy Photos by Ron Heu, and Walter Nagamine, (Hawaii Dept. of Agriculture).
State proposes introduction of moth to control invasive fireweed plant
September 10th, 2010 · Comments Off · Maui News

The Hawaii Department of Agriculture (HDOA) proposes the introduction of a moth (Secusio extensa) into Hawaii as a natural enemy and biological control agent for the fireweed plant. Fireweed is an invasive plant that is toxic to livestock, and quickly infests heavily grazed or neglected pastures, and even cultivated land. The release of the moth […]

Ma'alaea Harbor File Photo by Wendy Osher.
Coral Reef Decline at Maalaea Bay Subject of Study
September 18th, 2009 · Comments Off · Featured, Maui News

Federal funding has been secured to launch a coral reef study on Maui.  Congresswoman Mazie Hirono requested the $184,815 to help identify the causes of the dramatic decline in the health of the coral reef in Maui’s Ma’alaea Bay. The likely sources of pollution identified as possible contributing factors include but are not limited to:  […]