Moolah for Maui

Top proposals win $100K in funding

  • 16 July 2019
  • Author: Frederika Bain
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Moolah for Maui

Congratulations to all CTAHR faculty who were successful in the recent Maui County FY20 grant competition! Nine proposals were submitted, requesting a total of nearly $133,000; since only $100,000 was available, support was provided for the seven top proposals. 

The projects that were selected are listed in alphabetical order according to the principal investigator:

  • Orville Baldos (TPSS) for “Commercialization of Peperomia mauiensis as a Native Indoor Plant.” 

  • Kyle Caires (HNFAS, pictured) for “Creating a Learning Center for Livestock Producers and 4-H Youth in Maui County.” 

  • Heather Greenwood-Junkermeier (FCS) for “Agriculture Education as a Tool to Mitigate Chronic Disease Risk Factors in Moloka‘i’s Multigenerational Families.” 

  • Rosemary Gutierrez-Coarite (TPSS) for “Evaluation of Insecticides on Host Plants to Control Melon Fly on Cucurbits in Maui County.” 

  • Jennifer Hawkins (TPSS) for “Creating a Competitive Edge in Organic Papaya Production Through the Implementation of Best Management Practices on Moloka‘i” and also for

  • “Evaluating the Feasibility of Biodegradable Farm Inputs in Tropical Agriculture on Moloka‘i.” 

  • Kylie Tavares (TPSS) for “Expansion of Agricultural Extension Programming for Lāna‘i Growers.”

Researchers are encouraged to try for funding next year—it’s a great way to get some important projects up and running!