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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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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