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  • 18 Mar 2021 11:15 PM | Alla Kostenko (Administrator)

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    Attached are the administration’s Emergency Declaration and a flier from UH CTAHR relating to an upcoming Priaxor webinar.

    Emergency Declaration

    UH CTAHR Flier

  • 11 Mar 2021 11:16 PM | Alla Kostenko (Administrator)

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  • 04 Mar 2021 11:17 PM | Alla Kostenko (Administrator)

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    MULTI-AGENCY MEETING ON COFFEE LEAF RUST #18

    Wednesday, March 3, 2021 8:30AM

    Teleconferencing via ZOOM 

    Notes

          Welcome/Introductions

          Updates

    o   HDOA

           Surveys

          Protocol for visiting farms

          Education on farms

           Emergency Declaration : PR

           Section 18 leadership

          Reporting requirements & template (BASF)

          Enforcement requirements and protocols: Status

          Outreach and education plan relating to the Section 18

          Draft Label: Status

    ...


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  • 24 Feb 2021 11:18 PM | Alla Kostenko (Administrator)

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    MULTI-AGENCY MEETING ON COFFEE LEAF RUST #17

    Wednesday, February 24, 2021 8:30AM

    Teleconferencing via ZOOM 

    Notes

          Welcome/Introductions

          Updates

    o   HDOA 

           Surveys

          Rust load increases when defoliation occurs

          No defoliation on any farms on Maui noted yet, only in feral coffee

          Defoliation on farm in Holualoa Kona.

           Emergency Declaration : PR

          Emergency Declaration has been written

          Gov has not released it yet

           Section 18 leadership

          Reporting requirements & template

    o   Sent to BASF

          Enforcement requirements and protocols

    o   Developing appropriate enforcement and protocol for random inspection

    o   One week out

          Enhanced outreach and education plan relating to the Section 18

          Draft Label: Status

    o   Received from BASF and has been sent to education (Cal) staff on HI Island.

    o   Starting outreach and brochures, in communication with Andrea

          Support letter (?)

    o   BASF notified that they intend to send their packet by end of this week

           Update re PBARC amended quarantine conditions

    o   HCGA

           Section 18 Application Update

           Other

          Submitting labels requests from Syngenta for Quadras-extra (possibly no longer manufactured), Abound and Alto (products)

          By the time anything is approved from EPA, there will be a selection of products

          Hoping for another fungicide in addition to Preaxor

    o   USDA

           PBARC

    ...

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  • 17 Feb 2021 11:17 PM | Alla Kostenko (Administrator)
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    MULTI-AGENCY MEETING ON COFFEE LEAF RUST #16

    Wednesday, February 17, 2021 8:30AM

    Teleconferencing via ZOOM 

    Notes

          Welcome/Introductions

          Updates

    o   HDOA

           Surveys

          No new significant detections in the State

    o   9 trees positive on Oahu in two locations: Manoa and Maunawili, wet locations

          

           Emergency Declaration

          Working on News release

           Section 18 leadership

          Reporting requirements & template

    o   Have been sent to BASF

          Enforcement requirements and protocols

    o   Internally reviewing previous section 18 documents

    o   Once support letter from BASF is received they’ll be able to move quickly

    o   Considering how to distribute and receive reporting, record keeping forms

           Open to suggestions

           Likely need a paper option and one other way (electronic) to receive documents

          Enhanced outreach and education plan relating to the Section 18

    o   Internally reviewing previous section 18 documents

    o   Once support letter from BASF is received they’ll be able to move quickly

          Draft Label?

    o   have not seen it, BASF was not done with it last week, likely next

          Support letter: BASF

           Update re PBARC amended quarantine conditions

          Submitted paperwork for amended application

          No timeframe from HDOA

    o   HCGA

           Section 18 Application Update

           Other

    o   USDA

           PBARC

          Testing resistance of varietals already growing in Hawaii 

          Propagation Task Force

    o   getting in contact with breeders of top list resistant varieties to get propagation material

    o   Propagation team is looking into how best to get them to Hawaii

          Other

    ...

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  • 11 Feb 2021 11:19 PM | Alla Kostenko (Administrator)

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  • 03 Feb 2021 11:21 PM | Alla Kostenko (Administrator)

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    MULTI-AGENCY MEETING ON COFFEE LEAF RUST #14

    WEDNESDAY, February 3, 2021 9:30AM

    Teleconferencing via ZOOM 

    Notes

          Welcome/Introductions

          Updates

    o   HDOA

           Surveys

          Due to rain, surveys have slowed, restarted across the state this week

          Maunawili- tightened protocol in regards to sanitation

          Surveyed two other sites on Oahu and both negative

          No significant changes on other islands

          Lanai has been officially confirmed

          Official confirmation for Oahu is in process

           Role of HDOA 

          2 FTEs places CLR on a lower priority for HDOA than needed

          Regulatory issue - HDOA and PPQ play a big role in

          Mid term and long term - given lack of money, HDOA should have a larger role but lacks funding and support

          Lead coordinator in CLR efforts 

    o   Asked Senate in testimony for lead Coordinator (State and Federal level) for CLR task - Issue a contract for HDOA 

          Asking for meeting notes from APHIS and HDOA

           Emergency Declaration

           Section 18 leadership

          Reporting requirements & template

          Enforcement requirements and protocols

          Enhanced outreach and education plan relating to the Section 18

          John McHugh waiver

           Update re PBARC amended quarantine conditions: Next week

    o   HCGA

           Section 18 Application Update

          Draft complete by McHugh and delivered by Scott Enright

          Remaining items: receivables from HDOA (enforcement protocol and outreach) and from BASF (manufacturer) - hope to have this itemized list finalized this week after meeting this week

           Other

    o   USDA

           PBARC

          Testing resistance of varietals already growing in Hawaii

    o   Tupi and Obata seedlings - will be lab testing shortly (within the month)

          Other

    o   Still waiting on the race of CLR we have

           Possibly general race 2

    o   Working with perdue on genome testing to determine general location that CLR came from

          CLR Survey update in PDF

    o   Makalei to South Kona - found that out of those 25 lots, 17 were positive, avg was 3-5% 

           APHIS role

          Strategic Plan to control Coffee Leaf Rust in Hawaii

    o   Funding for CLR coordinator 

           No APHIS funding at this time, will have to come from congress

    o   Implementation

    o   Support for task 9 - econ analysis by PBARC

    o   Import CLR resistant varieties into Hawaii

           Tracie submitted request 4 weeks ago and needs HDOA to act on this ASAP

    ...


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  • 27 Jan 2021 11:23 PM | Alla Kostenko (Administrator)

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  • 20 Jan 2021 11:24 PM | Alla Kostenko (Administrator)

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    MULTI-AGENCY MEETING ON COFFEE LEAF RUST #12

    WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 20, 2021 9:30AM

    Teleconferencing via ZOOM 

    NOTES

          Welcome/Introductions

          Updates

    o   HDOA

           Surveys

          No new infestation zones

          Increase in spread in known zones

          Anticipate new rust expression in coming weeks

          Lanai sample will be confirmed by early next week

           Communication

          Radio ads

           Emergency Declaration / Section 18

          If organic farmers do not have the emergency declaration permitting use of Preaxor farmers will not be able to use the fungicide spray in the time frame that Sec 18 is permitted and possibly would lose certification 

          DoA: Please speak with Governor about permitting emergency declaration

    o   HCGA

           Section 18 Application

          Meeting with BASF, draft for section 18 is complete. Now waiting for information from manufacturer - efficacy studies, environmental info, impact to endangered species

          Issues: if we are ready to take draft and submit to EPA, they will be ready to review quickly and grant crisis exemption 

          We need certain things from HDOA: Enforcement protocol, record keeping information looks like, needs to be disseminated to growers, increase / enhanced outreach

          We need to be ready as we only have 15 days to spray. Reluctant to submit a final draft to EPA if we are not ready to get the “best bang for our buck”.

          No applicator license will be needed for spraying Preaxor once sect. 18 is granted

           Specific Exemption

          If crisis exemption is pushed back so will specific exemption. Will take about 6 weeks likely and will have one year to apply Preaxor with the opportunity to extend into another year.

           Other

          Chris will send an email to Phyllis at HDOA with specific asks from the department for Sect. 18 Application

    o   USDA

           PBARC

          Testing fungicides

    o   All look promising so far

          Testing resistance of varietals already growing in Hawaii

    o   Protocol in place for doing so 

          Other

    o   Tracy working on getting permit amended for WCR plants

    o   Observations on CLR rate - well managed farms are not showing incidents of heavy impact from CLR

    o   Awaiting results on race identification

    o   Surveyed 12 farms in Kona and 50% have been positive so far, 1-2% incidents up to 30%. USDA will release a survey next week.

           Farms owned by older growers that have infestations are not being treated due to inability to get out into the fields and relying on farm managers

          Language barrier, need to work on IPM recommendations into actions, bridge gap between farm owners and workers

          Management of feral coffees - Invasive Species and Watershed Partnerships have a lot of experience and could be a valuable asset in controlling

    o   Lisa will reach out.

           Road sign signage?

           APHIS role

          Strategic Plan to control Coffee Leaf Rust in Hawaii

    o   Funding

    o   Implementation

    o   Importing Plant materials 

           Prioritizing varietals

           APHIS permits

    o   UH CTAHR

           Education - Short term response; IPM

          CBB workshop Jan 27, 28 and Feb 29. Registration online at Hawaiicoffeeed.com

          HCA can host webinars

           Communication – in partnership with HDOA and private industry

          Poster is approved will be emailed out to this group and ask to circulate and print copies in your network

    o   Will have it translated

    o   Can we have it resigned into a trifold to distribute to mills 

          Pruning pub for CLR and CBB - in the works. Contact Andrea if you have any questions now.

          Getting acreage by tomorrow and relaying to Kimo

           Grant applications

           Private fundraising

           IR-4 Pesticides

    o   HARC

  • 20 Jan 2021 11:23 PM | Alla Kostenko (Administrator)

    Please print and distribute this poster in your community. Click here for the PDF version.

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