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TPSS lends its expertise to a Civil Beat article

  • 28 September 2021
  • Author: Mark Berthold
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Urban Farmer

“Can Urban Farming Solve Hawaii’s Food Crisis?,” which ran Monday in the online Honolulu Civil Beat, includes input from Ted Radovich and Kent Kobayashi of the Dept. of Tropical Plant and Soil Sciences.

CTAHR continues its long-standing commitment to providing students and stakeholders training on a wide range of agricultural technologies, Ted explains. We’ve identified ‘protected agriculture’ technologies (including greenhouses and screenhouses) as a priority area for expansion in the future.

He adds that already, hydroponics and aquaponics are a component of multiple TPSS classes. Also, there are always opportunities for directed study, and students have focused on indoor hydroponics and aquaponics. As an example, he cites a controlled-environment aquaponics system developed by MSc student Marissa Lee under advisor JP Bingham (see photo).

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