Latest citrus ban to hurt qld nurseries, say farmers

By: Simon Sorensen

May 10, 2016 12:00pm

Updated: May 10, 2016 9:57am

HONOLULU, Hawaii — The Hawaii Farm Bureau is urging Hawaii’s farmers to consider a citrus moratorium on any new citrus grower’s operations on their land.

The ban is in response to a 2015 report from the Hawaii Natura전주출장안마 전주안마l Resources Board’s National Agricultural Data Center that found Hawaii and southern California are in a prolonged drought.

HBF said in a news release Wednesday that “in light of this significant report on our state’s severe dry season, the time 여수출장샵광주 출장 안마is right to take another look at our practices with respect to citrus grows on public lands.”

The ban is an opportunity to keep growers from violating the ban because they have not yet reached the legal minimum time period for citrus on those lands.

The ban was prompted by a 2015 story in the Orange County Register, in which the board said citrus growers were required to meet the new minimum time period as early as late January 2018. In 2016, the board바카라 said the average amount of time required each month to obtain a license fell from 11.5 to 5.6 months, while the average age of fruit for cultivation fell from 65.2 to 54.9 years.

As such, HBF said, the board will have to decide this year about whether to implement a mandatory moratorium.