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Pu‘u Nene Cinder cone. DLNR Photo

DLNR allows cinder harvesting from site once used to gather simulated Martian soil

Recent volcanic eruptions on the Big Island have forced the sole source of black cinder to vacate its harvesting plant, jeopardizing the island’s tropical floral business, a major economic industry in East Hawaiʻi. These businesses provide plants and flowers to flower and lei shops and stores for sale statewide and out-of-state exports.

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Hawaii to ban pesticides containing chlorpyrifos

Gov. David Ige signed SB3095 Wednesday, which completely bans the use of pesticides containing the potentially harmful chemical chlorpyrifos starting in 2023. Hawai‘i becomes the first state in the country to prohibit the chemical. Starting Jan. 1, 2019, users of pesticides containing chlorpyrifos or other restricted use pesticides will be required to report annually to […]

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USDA reopens application period for producers recovering from disasters

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will begin accepting disaster assistance program applications on June 4 from agricultural producers who suffered livestock, honeybees, farm-raised fish and other losses due to natural disasters. USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) is reopening the application period for two disaster assistance programs in response to statutory changes made by Congress […]

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Sunny Pauole's signature art for the 2018 Kona Coffee Cultural Festival

Sunny Pauole’s art selected for the 2018 Kona Coffee Cultural Festival

Kona-based artist Sunny Pauole’s signature art was recently selected as the winning image concept for the 2018 Kona Coffee Cultural Festival. Pauole was chosen after an open Call for Signature Art for Hawaii artists to submit their original works of art in a competition.

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Drought conditions persist in leeward Kohala and Ka‘u areas

Although Hawaii’s drought depiction was largely unchanged, there was some further deterioration (mainly, expansion of severe drought, or extreme drought) on the lower leeward slopes of the Kohala Mountains on the Big Island due to declining pasture conditions.

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Hawaii Crop Weather Report for the week ending May 21, 2017

The Waimea Irrigation Systems level at the Puukapu reservoir was marked at 50.00 feet (51.70 MG) as of Thursday, May 18, 2017, up 4 feet from the previous Thursday reading. The Puu Pulehu reservoir was marked at 18.50 feet (106.75 MG) on May 18, unchanged from the prior week. A mandatory ten percent conservation remained […]

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Wiliwili (Erythrina sandwicensis) in Waikoloa Dry Forest

Nominations are open for the Hawaii ‘Big Tree Competition’ for 2017

Hawai‘i Island holds the record for champion trees, contributing ten of the 12 national champions.

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Vog shrouds the coastline of Hilo Bay as seen from Liliuokalani Gardens Sunday morning (Jan 17, 2010). Photography by Baron Sekiya | Hawaii 24/7.

Volcano Watch: New informational products offer guidance on living with vog in Hawaii

Vog, caused by sulfur dioxide gas (SO2) emitted from Kīlauea, has been a frequent problem on the Island of Hawai‘i for the past 30 years.

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A ripe & healthy cannabis plant. Photo courtesy of CTU

State approves two medical marijuana dispensaries for Hawaii Island

After receiving more than 60 applications in January a four-member selection panel reviewed and scored applications. The Hawaii State Department of Health awarded two licenses for the County of Hawaii.

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Hamakua Springs shares free bananas from final harvest in Hilo Friday (April 1)

Hamakua Springs Country Farms will be giving away 300 boxes of bananas from its final banana harvest this Friday, April 1, 2016 (no fooling).

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HTFG names top supporters; sets confab date

MEDIA RELEASE The Hawaii Tropical Fruit Growers (HTFG) names the recipients of its appreciation awards, given annually to supporters of the state’s local fruit industry. The five award recipients include Mark G. Wright, Ph.D.; David Frenz, Tracie Matsumoto, Ph.D; Lisa Keith, Ph.D; and Peter Follet, Ph.D. “The Hawaii Tropical Fruit Growers feels it’s important to […]

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Agricultural Business Plan Contest to award money and land use

Winning teams will receive an agricultural land agreement for up to five years of waived rent from Kamehameha Schools and a prize pool totaling $35,000 in business start-up money from the Pauahi Foundation to increase long-term chances of a sustainable success.

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Hawaii’s 2014-2015 macadamia nut production up 12 percent over previous season

Hawaii 2014-2015 macadamia nut utilized production is estimated at 46.0 million pounds (net, wet-in-shell basis), up 12 percent from the previous season according to a survey conducted by the National Agricultural Statistics Service. A larger crop combined with favorable prices contributed to this season’s higher crop value.

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The trade winds were light to moderate last week on the Big Island. Light precipitation peppered the windward areas throughout the weekdays. As the weekend approached, there were heavier downpours in the Hilo and Puna districts. Leeward areas were mostly dry throughout the week with occasional showers in upper elevation. Rain showers occurred typically in the morning and evening hours. Daytime temperatures reached the mid to upper eighties.

Hawaii Crop Weather Report for June 16, 2015

The trade winds were light to moderate last week on the Big Island. Light precipitation peppered the windward areas throughout the weekdays. As the weekend approached, there were heavier downpours in the Hilo and Puna districts. Leeward areas were mostly dry throughout the week with occasional showers in upper elevation. Rain showers occurred typically in […]

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