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Singer: Hawaii needs biodamage comp fund

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Singer: Killing trees to save water

Singer: Killing trees to save water

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Love: Be proactive about invasive plants

Love: Be proactive about invasive plants

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Opinion: Feds plan bio-warfare experiment on strawberry guava

Opinion: Feds plan bio-warfare experiment on strawberry guava

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Draft EA posted for strawberry guava; comment period open

Draft EA posted for strawberry guava; comment period open

MEDIA RELEASE The state Department of Agriculture has posted a draft Environmental Assessment (EA) for the release of a natural predator (Tectococcus ovatus, a Brazilian scale insect) for the sustainable management of strawberry guava in Hawaii. This action is proposed to mitigate the impacts of strawberry guava on native forests, the water supply and agriculture. […]

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Opinion: Bug plan squashed?

Opinion: Bug plan squashed?

by Sydney Ross Singer (Hilo) Hawaii’s first resolution to ban biocontrol was approved 6-3 by the Hawaii County Council on August 19th. The ban is on any use of biocontrol targeting relatives of the o’hia tree, the primary tree of our native forests, which includes the strawberry guava, paperbark trees, guava, eucalyptus, and other members […]

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An open letter to Mayor Kenoi on biocontrol

An open letter to Mayor Kenoi on biocontrol

July 13, 2009 Dear Mayor Kenoi: I am writing you on behalf of thousands of residents who have been opposing efforts of the US Forest Service to release an alien scale insect, Tectococcus ovatus, as a biocontrol for strawberry guava. We have just discovered that the new environmental assessment, which was expected on May 23, […]

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Opinion: An open letter to the Dept of Health on biocontrol

Opinion: An open letter to the Dept of Health on biocontrol

Institute for the Study of Culturogenic Disease P.O. Box 1880, Pahoa, Hawaii 96778 (808) 935-5563 May 19, 2009 Chiyome Fukino, M.D. Director, Hawaii Department of Health 1250 Punchbowl St. Honolulu, Hawaii 96813 Re: Potential human health impacts from exposure to biocontrol scale insect infestations Aloha Dr. Fukino: I am a medical anthropologist and director of […]

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Strawberry guava meetings slated

Strawberry guava meetings slated

MEDIA RELEASE A series of open house meetings hosted by the U.S. Forest Service will provide opportunities to learn about and discuss the threat strawberry guava poses to native Hawaiian forests as well as the proposed use of biological control, or biocontrol, to manage the species.  These meetings are the latest step being taken by […]

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Opinion: Open letter to Gov. Lingle on Strawberry Guava biocontrol

Opinion: Open letter to Gov. Lingle on Strawberry Guava biocontrol

Good Shepherd Foundation, Inc. P.O. Box 1880, Pahoa, Hawaii 96778 (808) 935-5563 Dear Governor Lingle; Are you aware that the Hawai’i government is assuming a large liability for strawberry guava biocontrol? The scale insect being proposed for release, Tectococcus ovatus, will cause unsightly galls on the leaves of this ornamental fruit tree, causing aesthetic damage […]

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Strawberry Guava biocontrol update

Strawberry Guava biocontrol update

MEDIA RELEASE Hawaii’s native forests are undergoing a silent siege. Each year, countless acres of native forest and land are invaded and degraded by nonnative invasive plants. As far as culprit species go, few are more damaging than the strawberry guava (Psidium cattleianum), or waiawi. The US Forest service has a webpage with more information […]

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