August 21, 2018


Honolulu Star Advertiser-7/13/2017 Dept of Agriculture report

‘Failed database’ opens isles to threat of pests, audit says  7/13/2017 Honolulu Star-Advertiser By Susan Essoyan photo credit: DENNIS ODA / 2014 The coconut rhinoceros beetle is an invasive species that poses a threat to Hawaii’s environment.“How can you identify and mitigate today’s threats — let alone tomorrow’s — when you are using yesterday’s inspection practices?” State Auditor Les ... Read More »

Little Fire Ant Awareness Forum-October 27 from 6-8pm

The Governor’s Office in West Hawai‘i Presents: Little Fire Ant Awareness Forum Thursday, October 27, 2016,  6-8 p.m. (Doors Open @ 5:30 p.m.) Hawai‘i Community College, Palamanui Campus 73-4225 Ane Keohokalole Highway, Room 127 With presenters from: Hawai‘i Ant Lab State of Hawai‘i Department of Agriculture Big Island Invasive Species Committee County of Hawai‘i  Department of Research and Development Little ... Read More »

Axis Deer vs. Mouflon Sheep PHOTO

The report on June 6th of Axis Deer in North Kona turned out to be Mouflon Sheep. But you can see they are very similar.  The Big Island Invasive Species Committee quickly reacted to the report and sent this  to help us all. As you can see in the photo below, it is nearly impossible to distinguish Axis Deer (the ... Read More »

Axis Deer

click on AXIS DEER  to view the pamphlet- What to look for, and whom to call. A lengthier article on Axis Deer written in 2011 with a brief paragraph describing agriculture impacts, including coffee 2011 Oh Deer Article-1   Read More »

Coffee Talk- The width of a penny

Little Fire Ant- that’s what we are talking about! cute name but extremely nasty insect Coffee Talk- Tuesday, October 30, 2012 CTAHR in Kainaliu from 3- 5 pm A presentation of the Kona Coffee Farmers, HDOA and CTAHR The Little Fire Ant (LFA) was discovered in mauka Kona coffee land, at the 1200-1500 foot elevation in the last month.  Learn ... Read More »