Hawaiiscape Webinar Series

“Bringing the voice of the Green Industry to you” LICH educational webinar series that expands on topics in the Hawaii Landscape Magazine. Upcoming Webinar October 13, 2020, 3pm-4pm September/October Issue 2020 Women and Diversity via Zoom: https://zoom.us/j/96133168868 Presenters Dana Hauanio, Director, MBDA Business Center Honolulu Denise Salmeron, Shirley Heathery and Jeffrey Wardwell Business Programs Director, Rural Development, USDA Topics Dana Hauanio will speak on initiatives and programs by the Minority Business Development Association that can aid in recovery from the COVID-19 caused economic recession and Denise Salmeron will provide a brief overview of Rural Development. Shirley Heathery and Jeffrey Wardwell will provide program overview/highlights of the Business & Industry (B&I) and Rural Energy for America Program (REAP). ...

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Are There Ants in Your Plants?

October is Stop the Ant Month! (Photo: Little Fire Ants (LFA) infestation under a nursery weed mat. Credit: Matt Sandrich/Hawaii Ant Lab) Native to South America, Little Fire Ants (LFA; Wasmannia auropunctata) were first detected in the Puna District of Hawai‘i Island in 1999. Since then, these tiny ants have been moved around hidden in plants, produce, and even things like vehicles and equipment from infested areas.  They continue to be intercepted in interisland cargo by agriculture inspectors, and crews continue to find and work to eradicate any new infestations on Kaua‘i, O‘ahu, and in Maui County. On Hawai‘i Island, LFA are established in many urban and non-urban areas, so communities are learning how to prevent, detect, and control the ant populations on their property and in their neighborhoods. Little fire ant queens remain in nests that are protected and fed by workers. These nests can be on the ground, in leaf litter, in plants, and even up in trees and in our homes. LFA may be tiny, but their stings are painful... ...

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Meet James Keach, new Kauai Extension Agent

We are fortunate to have two new hires, James Keach was another recent hire into the ornamental extension ohana. Russell Galanti, Extension Agent, Oahu, asked James to sit down with him to discuss his interests, duties, and thoughts on the industry. Hana hou! Q: Hi James thanks for interviewing, lets start at the start! What is your area of responsibility? How long have you been in this position? A: I officially started at the beginning of last October, but I was back-and-forth to Hilo a lot to finish up projects there. I really got going on Kauaʽi around November. I started running the local Master Gardener training course around the beginning of the year and now that that’s wrapped-up I’m excited to have more time to get out to other stakeholders. My job description includes ‘ornamental, floriculture, nursery, turf, and landscape’ as well as coordinating the local Master Gardener chapter, so it’s pretty broad. I’ve worked or interacted a little with most of these sectors at some point in my... ...

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Latest Issue Hawaii Landscape Magazine

Here is the latest issue of Hawaii Landscape Magazine ready for download to read on your iPad, Lap Top or Computer. Hawaii Landscape is mailed to 5,000 addresses every two months. If you are not receiving the magazine by post, send us an email. It is a free publication. If you want to submit an article go to story submittal. ...

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Latest Issue Hawaii Landscape Magazine

Here is the latest Issue of Hawaii Landscape Magazine ready for download to read on your iPad, Lap Top, or Computer. Hawaii Landscape Magazine has a readership of over 20,000 and is mailed to 5,000 addresses every two months. If you are not receiving the magazine by post, send us an email. It is a free publication. If you want to submit an article go to story submittal. Read the July August 2020 Issue ...

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