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Updated: 4/13/2020, 6:15 p.m.

The state's confirmed and presumed positive coronavirus cases number 504, up 5 from the previous day, according to the state's latest daily update. The death count stands at nine. 

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State agriculture officials are assessing measures to prevent the spread of the avocado lace bug, one of the latest invasive species spreading in the islands. 

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Today, we throw the spotlight on beneficial bugs. They care the good guys in your garden. How do you encourage more of them to hang around? Are you planting things that invite bad bugs? What's a gardener to do?

This morning we welcome Darcy Oishi, the Biological Control Section Chief for the Hawaii Department of Agriculture; Chrissy Mogren, Assistant Researcher at the University of Hawaii; and Andrew Nowinski, aka "Da Bug Doctor," who holds 'green' pest control workshops with the Honolulu Board of Water Supply.

Click here to find out more about plants for bees in Hawaii.

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More than half of hemp crops cultivated in Hawaii in the past year were unusable due to high THC levels, officials said.

State Relaxing Animal Quarantine Rules

Mar 13, 2018
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For decades, Hawaii had some of the strictest animal quarantine rules in place, in an effort to keep the islands rabies-free. However, the rules are relaxing with restrictions being front-loaded avoiding months of quarantine. 

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It was the matchmaking event of the 2017 Hawaiʻi Agriculture Conference. More than 70 local farmers and distributors took part in the first-ever Grower-Buyer Meet-Up. HPR’s Kuʻuwehi Hiraishi reports.

The Conversation: Thursday, July 7th, 2016

Jul 7, 2016

Hawaii’s Farm to School Initiative; Kauai’s Soto Zen Bon Festival; DLNR Chairperson; Photography Workshops

Hawaii’s Farm to School Initiative: Robyn Pfahl