Newsroom: Facts for Features & Special Editions: Facts for Features: The 2010 Holiday Season

Christmas Trees and Decorations$488.5 million The value of U.S. imports of Christmas tree ornaments from China between January and August 2010. China was the leading country of origin for such items. Similarly, China was the leading foreign source of artificial Christmas trees shipped to the United States ($28.2 million worth) during the same period.Source:...

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Pasha Given Shipping Go-Ahead

Pasha Given Shipping Go-AheadYoung Brothers warns of consequences. The Hawaii state Public Utilities Commission (PUC) gave Pasha Hawaii Transportation Lines the all-clear on Dec. 2 to begin their interisland shipping – denying Young Brothers their appeal to keep Pasha out of the interisland cargo market. The PUC stated that allowing Pasha to operate on...

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Herbicide Field Day on Goosegrass Control

To: Golf Course & Landscape Industries From: Norman M. Nagata, Extension Agent A test was conducted on November 9 at Waiehu Municipal Golf Course to evaluate the efficacy of several herbicide mixes used by superintendents and new combinations to control goosegrass. On November 22, another test was conducted to observe the effects on using...

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Fungus holds clue to coffee blight

If one Big Island coffee grower is correct, the solution to the industry’s recent problem with the destructive coffee borer beetle might exist in the coffee plants’ own ecosystem. The beetle was first detected on Big Island coffee farms this year, particularly in the dry South Kona area. Its spread has proved disastrous in...

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