New Faces: Roshan Manandhar
Welcome to Roshan Manandhar, who is joining the Cooperative Extension team in Kaua‘i County as an assistant Extension agent! Roshan has both MS and PhD degrees in entomology from UHM, with post-doctoral experience at Lincoln University in Missouri. He has expertise in integrated pest management (IPM) practices, particularly focusing on cultural and biological control methods, and he has experience in field crops, fruits, vegetables, and ornamentals. He will develop Extension programs in invasive species management, with an emphasis on insect and plant pathogens, in support of edible crop and ornamental industries on Kaua‘i and statewide. He will also assist stakeholders in maintaining and improving farm food safety and will serve as a liaison between farmer organizations, government agencies, companies, and private individuals. Contact Roshan at the Lihu‘e Extension Office at (808) 274-3477 or firstname.lastname@example.org.