Deadly Nightshades

By Glenn I. Teves, County Extension Agent, UH College of Tropical Agriculture The recent deaths of horses, mules and cattle on the island believed to be caused by consuming poisonous plants mixed in hay brings attention to the many poisonous plants we have on the island. The most obvious suspect is one of the...

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Tree plan introduces bugs

Brazilian insect could slow growth of nonnative strawberry guava tree The state is once again seeking approval to release a Brazilian scale insect into Hawaii forests to control the spread of the popular but environmentally needy strawberry guava tree. 495,000 Acres already densely infested 680,000 Acres of native forest areas that could become densely...

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Noxious weed seeds found in grass shipment-Newswatch – Hawaii News – Starbulletin.com

U.S. Customs and Border Protection agriculture specialists issued an emergency action notification after discovering noxious weed seeds and a plant pathogen in a shipment of thatched grass for roofing material at the port in Honolulu. Agriculture specialists, while inspecting a shipment in early February, detected a large number of Imperata cylindrica, a species of...

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Hialeah man investigated over feeding Giant African Snails to followers – Miami Herald

BY DAVID OVALLE dovalle@MiamiHerald.com Authorities are investigating a Hialeah man who allegedly smuggled illegal Giant African Snails into Florida and convinced his followers to drink their juices as part of a religious healing ritual. State and federal authorities in January raided the home of Charles L. Stewart after learning he had a large box...

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KIA‘I MOKU: New technology pivotal amid fight against invasive weeds – Mauinews.com | News, Sports, Jobs, Visitor’s Information – The Maui News

Invasive-weed infestations within Maui County are literally a growing problem. Despite the tough economic recession, invasive species prevention and mitigation programs remain a necessity for conserving our natural and agricultural resources. We need to look back only a few months ago to remember the show of local support for our Hawaii Department of Agriculture...

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