Rudy and Peter Skitterians from Pixabay

Agrochemicals company Monsanto on Thursday pleaded guilty to spraying a banned pesticide on research crops on Maui in 2014 and agreed to pay millions, prosecutors said.

Hawaiʻi's Pesticide Ban

Jun 27, 2018
Nicholas Comerford

  Chlorpyrifos is a pesticide that’s in wide use around the world; it’s legal in 49 US States, and its use was legal in Hawaii until a couple of weeks ago, when Hawaii became the first state in the nation to ban its use. Nicholas Comerford, dean of the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources in our studio to tell us why.



The Conversation: Wednesday, June 27th, 2018

Jun 27, 2018
Chris Jordan

Supreme Court Upholds Travel Ban; Examining Hawaii Pesticide Ban; Helicopter Tour CEO Responds to Noise Complaints; Albatross Film

The Conversation: Tuesday, December 12th, 2017

Dec 12, 2017
Syracuse University Lava Project

Kauai Pesticide Report; Dangers of Downsizing Marine Preserves; Art and Science of Creating Lava

The Conversation: Monday, April 4th, 2016

Apr 4, 2016

Alternative Perspective on Kauai Pesticide Draft Report; Lemoande Alley's Chief Lemonhead; Tom Cridland CEO; Artist Snowden Hodges

Alternative Perspective JFF Group Draft Pesticide Use Report: Joan Conrow

The Conversation: Friday, April 1st, 2016

Apr 1, 2016

Kauai County Mayor; Indian Storyteller in Hawaii; Ocean Conservation with the Schmidt Family Foundation; Ko'oalu Writers Workshop

Kauai County Check-In: Mayor Bernard Carvalho

The Conversation: Wednesday, March 30th, 2016

Mar 30, 2016

Millennial Political Participation; Contemporary Photography; Report on Pesticide Use on Kaua'i; Japanese Tea Ceremony

Long View: Neal Milner

Michelle Tribe / Flickr
Michelle Tribe / Flickr

A group of eleven Kaua‘i citizens recently released a draft report about pesticides on the island. The Joint Fact-Finding Study Group was convened by the County and the State Department of Agriculture—and represented viewpoints from both sides of the controversy, at a cost of $100,000 dollars. The findings seemed definitive, but they have not put an end to the pesticide debate on the Garden Isle. HPR contributing reporter Scott Giarman has more from Kaua‘i.

Pesticide Bill Held in House Agriculture Committee

Feb 19, 2015
Wayne Yoshioka

More than 700 people, many traveling from the neighbor islands, submitted testimony on a House bill to regulate pesticide use by large commercial agriculture companies.   HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports.

Wayne Yoshioka

The House Committee on Energy and Environmental Protection conducted a hearing yesterday on pesticide applications around schools and hospitals.  As HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports, the testimony was one-sided.