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Little Fire Ants on Capt. Cook agenda (Feb. 10)


Hawaii 24/7 received the following public announcement:

As you may have heard by now, the Little Fire Ant, LFA, has been found in a residential neighborhood of Kailua-Kona.

Up until last month LFA was found only on the windward side of our island. Mostly in Puna, but also in Hilo and Hamakua. Kona County Farm Bureau has scheduled an informational public meeting with HDOA Ant specialist, Cas Vanderwoude at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 10 at Yano Hall in Captain Cook.

LFA is one of the most destructive pests worldwide. It could have a devastating effect on our tree crop industries, such as coffee, macadamia nut, avocado etc. It is important that farmers in our community educate themselves in the safeguards needed to prevent the spread of this horribly invasive pest.

Please attend this very important meeting, and tell your friends!


Una Greenaway
Kona County Farm Bureau

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