Federal resources sought in fighting avocado lace bug

  • The avocado lace bug poses the latest threat to the island’s crop. (Photo courtesy/Hawaii Department of Agriculture)

  • Varieties of avocados are susceptible to the lace bug recently identified on Hawaii Island. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)

U.S. Sen. Brian Schatz on Thursday requested federal resources for Hawaii farmers affected by the avocado lace bug, which was recently identified on Hawaii Island.