Renaissance Agent 4 August 2020

Renaissance Agent

Molokaʻi Extension welcomes Marshall Joy

He’s a man of many talents: educator, Hawaiian culture practitioner, farmer, master archer, Boy Scout instructor, certified videographer, and longtime member of the Molokaʻi community. Marshall Joy can add ‘Junior Extension Agent’ to that list as he joins the CTAHR Extension team to oversee the Molokaʻi Farm-to-School program.

Positioned for Growth 4 August 2020

Positioned for Growth

Thesis explores a clonal rootstock program for cacao in Hawaiʻi

Sizewise, our cacao industry is but a tiny sliver of the five million metric tonnes (MT) of dried cacao beans produced globally in 2017. But our emerging reputation for “fine flavor” cacao (used to make high-value craft chocolate that commands a much higher $$$ price) means acreage in Hawaiʻi could increase significantly over the next five years.

Aquaculture and Economic Recovery 4 August 2020

Aquaculture and Economic Recovery

CSTA discusses food security and local opportunity

As the Center for Tropical and Subtropical Aquaculture moves forward with its FY2020 Plan of Work, Executive Director Cheng-Sheng Lee rings an optimistic note that funding and support for aquaculture could grow in the coming years.

Bad Seed 30 July 2020

Bad Seed

USDA investigates packages of unsolicited seeds from China

No, it’s not pizza delivery, or that e-commerce package you’ve been waiting for weeks to arrive. The Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS), has received reports of people across the U.S. receiving “suspicious, unsolicited packages of seed” that appear to be coming from China.

Congrats, Zhiqiang Cheng! 27 July 2020

Congrats, Zhiqiang Cheng!

Turfgrass and landscape pest expert wins arboricultural award

Golf courses, resorts, and homeowner lawns across the Islands rely on Hawai‘i sunshine, good irrigation, and the expert guidance of Zhiqiang Cheng of the Dept. of Plant & Environmental Protection Sciences.

Renaissance Agent

Molokaʻi Extension welcomes Marshall Joy

Positioned for Growth

Thesis explores a clonal rootstock program for cacao in Hawaiʻi

Bad Seed

USDA investigates packages of unsolicited seeds from China

Fire and Rain

SOEST and CTAHR document the first hurricane to cause both flooding and multiple fires.

Bringing UH to Cambodia

FCS joins a $1 million project to study socioeconomic and environmental shifts.


Learn about Native Hawaiian sweet potato varieties

Vegetable Garden Isle

Extension agents feed the hungry with the fruits of their research

Soil Rx

Extension offers conference on soil health

Mama Cows

Agent offers webinar on choosing heifers for cow/calf producers

Fashion Fights COVID

FDM alumna’s fashion-forward scrubs benefit Hawaiʻi Food Bank

The Sponge Microbiome

Zoom in July 28 for a childhood fascination turned hard science


Positions open at farmer-training program. Deadline is July 17.

World of Plants

Virtual conference offers expanded resources

Honors in the Lab

HNFAS student is recognized for poultry research

Student Columnists

Read all about Family and Consumer Sciences in the Maui News

Contact ASAO

Check out this directory for different services

AI Is Eye-Opening

Mealani Station shares an important technique with CTAHR faculty

Campus Reopening

Provost Bruno will host virtual forum 2:00 p.m. Thursday (TOMORROW)

On-Target Genome Editing

Study aimed at children’s diseases could help boost agricultural production

A Garden Isle Welcome

New county administrator joins the Kaua‘i Extension ‘ohana

‘Awa, Anyone?

Pu‘u O Hoku Ranch offers a CTAHR-exclusive discount

What Lies Beneath…

Find out June 30 how plant roots influence the soil in which they grow

Convocation Memories

Links to Spring 2020 graduation video and grads now available

How Can We Help?

Human Development and Family Sciences develops a quick guide to coping