Farming pioneer awarded

LAKE EPPALOCK farmer Darren Doherty has been commended by the Hawaiian Government for his leadership in ecological agriculture systems around the world. Regenerative agriculture I would describe as ‘beyond sustainable’ agriculture. – Darren Doherty Mr Doherty, who runs a global “regenerative agriculture” business with wife Lisa Heenan, was recognised by the Hawaiian Senate after...

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USDA approves fireweed control

By HUNTER BISHOP Tribune-Herald staff writer hbishop@hawaiitribune-herald.com U.S. Sen. Daniel Inouye announced Wednesday that the U.S. Department of Agriculture has approved a biocontrol project aimed at slowing the spread of fireweed, or Madagascar ragwort, on the islands of Hawaii and Maui. Fireweed is a noxious, invasive species that has infected an estimated 850,000 acres...

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