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  • 14 Apr 2021 11:20 AM | Alla Kostenko (Administrator)

    Please complete the survey and share with other growers – it will help UH CTAHR to better focus on the local growers' priorities in research and outreach of specialty crops in the state.


  • 08 Apr 2021 6:55 PM | Alla Kostenko (Administrator)
    View the meeting recording here. The passcode for recording is K15fm!#E.
  • 08 Apr 2021 6:52 PM | Alla Kostenko (Administrator)
    View the meeting recording here. The passcode for recording is J5.q77vO.

    For complete copy of meeting notes, click here.


    MULTI-AGENCY MEETING ON COFFEE LEAF RUST #22

    Wednesday, March 31, 2021 8:30AM

    Teleconferencing via ZOOM 

    Notes

          Welcome/Introductions

          Updates

    o   HDOA

           Surveys

          No new surveys or detections in new areas

           Section 18 Submittal (Updates)

          Reporting requirements & template

    o   EPA has not approved

    o   No news is good news

          Enforcement requirements and protocols

          Outreach and education relating to the Section 18

    o   Zoom webinar April 1 and 8, register with Andrea at UHCTAHR hawaiicoffeeed.org

    o   76 for April 1, 22 for April 8

    o   Dept. has sent out PR, has also been on NPR

    o   Record the webinar and will post to HDOA website

          Draft Label

          Outstanding issues?

    o   No updates on amnesty for growers with CLR resistant plants

           Spray Webinar with UH April 1 and April 8 see: https://hdoa.hawaii.gov/blog/main/nr21-10priaxorwebinars/

           Amnesty for varietals already in Hawaii (resistance, yield, cup quality)

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    For complete copy of meeting notes, click here.

  • 01 Apr 2021 2:15 PM | Alla Kostenko (Administrator)

    We invite you to join USDA’s Farm Service Agency Administrator Zach Ducheneaux for a stakeholder forum on the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program, which is part of the broader USDA Pandemic Assistance for Producers initiative, on Monday, April 5, 2021, at 1:00 pm EST. 

    How to Participate: 

    The Stakeholder Call will be conducted virtually using Microsoft Teams Live Event. 

    Click here to join the meeting on Monday, April 5: JOIN THE MEETING!

    We suggest joining a few minutes early to ensure you are able to connect. (Please note that Teams Live events are limited to a maximum of 10,000 participants)

    Tips to prepare for the Live Event using Microsoft Teams: 

    • There will be an anticipated delay from broadcast of the event to the live stream attendees will be viewing on Teams. 
    • Teams Live Event provides a one-direction broadcast. Attendees will not be able to present their own video or utilize their microphones during the Live Event. 
    • There will be a Q&A opportunity during the event, time permitting. You may submit a question at any point. 
      • Click on the chat icon in the center menu bar to open a sidebar chat window that will allow you to type your question or comment. 
      • Please identify yourself when you ask a question to help us best address your inquiry. 
    • This Live Event will be recorded. The link for the recording will be accessible from the calendar invite a few hours after the Live Event ends. 
    • Teams Live Event offers closed captioning. To turn on closed captions, click the event menu ellipses and then click “Turn on live captions (Preview).” 
    • Teams Live Event offers ability to pause the meeting. If you would like to pause, click the pause button in the lower left-hand corner of the screen. To resume the meeting, click the button again to play. If you would like to jump to real-time, click on “Live” which is located next to the play/pause button. 

    To learn more about how to apply, a complete list of eligible commodities, payment rates and calculations can be found on www.farmers.gov/cfap.

    Jessica Carlton

    Legislative Affairs Specialist 

    Intergovernmental and Stakeholder Engagement 

    Farm Production and Conservation (FPAC)- Business Center

    United States Department of Agriculture 

    Cell: 202-880-2591

    Jessica.Carlton@usda.gov

  • 26 Mar 2021 2:58 PM | Alla Kostenko (Administrator)

    Dr. Susan Miyasaka has announced that USDA- Agricultural Research Service and University of Hawai‘i-CTAHR will be presenting a Zoom conference on Coffee Berry Borer and Coffee Leaf Rust on April 16 and 17, 2021. This is a free event that is open to all who are interested. Follow this link for more info or to register.


  • 26 Mar 2021 2:55 PM | Alla Kostenko (Administrator)

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    NR21-08

    March 23, 2021

    HONOLULU – The Hawai`i Board of Agriculture (Board) today approved the expansion of coffee quarantine areas to include the islands of O`ahu and Lana`i due to the coffee leaf rust (CLR), a fungus that threatens Hawai`i’s important coffee industry.

    CLR was first detected in the state in October 2020 on Hawai`i Island and Maui. In November 2020, Hawai`i Island and Maui were designated by the Board as CLR-infested areas under Plant Quarantine Interim Rule 20-1 which restricted the movement of coffee plants, plant parts and other CLR hosts from those infected islands. CLR was subsequently detected on the islands of O`ahu and Lana`i in January 2021. Today’s board action includes O`ahu and Lana`i under the interim rule in an effort to help prevent the spread of CLR to Kaua`i and Moloka`i. The quarantine restrictions for O`ahu and Lana`i go into effect tomorrow.

    Click here to read more.

  • 26 Mar 2021 2:52 PM | Alla Kostenko (Administrator)

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    Board of Agriculture to Consider Expanding Coffee Quarantine to More Islands

    NR21-07
    March 16, 2021

    HONOLULU – The Hawai`i Department of Agriculture (HDOA) today filed a request for a specific exemption from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to allow Hawai`i coffee growers to use a fungicide to help manage coffee leaf rust (CLR), a fungus which is a serious threat to Hawai`i’s $56 million coffee industry. On March 3rd, Gov. David Ige delegated the authority to submit the EPA emergency application to Hawai`i Board of Agriculture (Board) chairperson, Phyllis Shimabukuro-Geiser.

    To read more, click here.

  • 26 Mar 2021 2:49 PM | Alla Kostenko (Administrator)
    Click here to see the Emergency Declaration letter.
  • 26 Mar 2021 2:42 PM | Alla Kostenko (Administrator)
    View the meeting recording here. The passcode for recording is 2&vEG$hC.

    For complete copy of meeting notes, click here.


    MULTI-AGENCY MEETING ON COFFEE LEAF RUST #21

    Wednesday, March 24, 2021 8:30AM

    Teleconferencing via ZOOM 

    Notes

    Welcome/Introductions

    ● Updates

    HDOA

    • ▪  Surveys

      • ●  Not much to update, have not been able to send out crews due to weather on Oahu

      • ●  Anecdotally, leaf rust found in Kau, but HDOA has not received any sample and is not officially confirmed

    • ▪  Emergency Declaration: Done. PR?

      • ●  We have a copy of emergency declaration

      • ●  Draft of PR from State has been submitted to HDOA

    • ▪  Board of Agriculture

      • ●  Quarantine expansion Lanai, Oahu (BOA March 23)

        Has been confirmed by BOA

      • ●  Update re PBARC amended quarantine conditions (BOA March 23)

        Tracie/Lance

    Has been confirmed by BOA
    Plants have to be in quarantine for 6 months and then PQB

    will coordinate release of plants and allow for propagation under quarantine on own premises and continues for additional six months with inspections on site

    ▪ Section 18 Submittal

    • ●  Reporting requirements & template

    • ●  Enforcement requirements and protocols

    • ●  Outreach and education relating to the Section 18

    Started with dealers of Priaxor last week
    Zoom meetings for use April 1st and 8th through UH

    CTAHR

    • ●  Draft Label

    • ●  Outstanding issues?45 days ends on April 30th

    ▪ Amnesty for varietals already in Hawaii (resistance, yield, cup quality)

    • ●  HDOA will be meeting with USDA and will provide updates as they have

    • ●  Other topics related to Quarantine with USDA PPQ and are currently coordinating a teleconference

    ...

    For complete copy of meeting notes, click here.

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