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A new research paper by Dr. Clay Trauernicht is the first study to link climate change to increasing wildfire probability in Hawai‘i, and one of the few that looks at this question for tropical regions more broadly. He used the “footprints” of historical fires mapped on the Big...
The first study to implicate ambrosia beetles in Rapid ʻŌhiʻa Death (ROD) has been published by the College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources (CTAHR) at the University of Hawai‘i.
The UH anthurium variety ‘Kauai’ received a Blue Ribbon at the Society of American Florists (SAF) Outstanding Varieties Competition. Entered by CTAHR grower-cooperator Green Point Nurseries, ‘Kauai’ was praised by Floral Management, the trade...
Extension in Hawai‘i County was able to qualify for a grant to hire two agricultural technicians from among the many workers displaced by the recent eruptions. The new ag techs will work at Waiakea Station planting and cross-pollinating papaya plants to obtain seeds for commercial growers...
Rachel Novotny and co-authors have published the trial main effect paper on the effects of the Children’s Healthy Living (CHL) project. “Effect of the Children’s Healthy Living Program on Young Child Overweight, Obesity, and Acanthosis Nigricans in the US-Affiliated Pacific...
East Hawai‘i 4-H had a record year at their recent Hawai‘i County Giant Fruit & Vegetable Contest, adding six new contest records, including a 2.37-pound giant tomato, a 16.74-pound coconut, a 2.02-pound lemon, a giant 7.47-pound sweet potato, a 14.5-inch sunflower head, and,...
UH Animal Science researchers are part of a transgenic study that successfully altered pigs to produce microbial enzymes in their saliva that could make swine digestion more efficient and reduce environmental impacts of swine operations.
In a one-two pathogen punch, Food Science MS students Cherisse Chun and Bog Eum (Grace) Lee won the top two honors in the Food Microbiology Division Student Competition at the 2018 Institute of Food Technologists meeting at Chicago.
Mark Wright is lead author of a recent study that describes how elephants can be safely deterred from entering areas where they might do damage: with honeybee...
Hua Zan’s paper on the impact of a spouse’s health shock on one's own activity levels won the Richard L.D. Morse Applied Consumer Economics Award at the national conference of American Council on Consumer Interests.
Summer Undergraduate Research Fellow Elizabeth Winnicki presented her work on the genetic diversity of ‘uala (sweet potato) at the American Society of Plant Biologists’ 2018 Plant Biology Conference in Montreal.
Alan Martin—the first student pursuing a culinology degree through a 2+2 Kapi‘olani Community College+CTAHR food science program—is already putting his education to work as a baker at the Kahala Hotel and Resort.
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