CTAHR NEWS

Root and Berry

  • 11 April 2018
  • Author: Frederika Bain
  • Number of views: 4447
  • 0 Comments
Root and Berry
Big Island Extension’s Andrea Kawabata, Jen Burt, and Matthew Miyahira represented CTAHR at the 11th annual Kona Coffee Farmer’s Association Coffee and Small Farms Expo at the Old Kona Airport. They met with over 300 attendees, ranging from seasoned farmers to curious tourists, and discussed issues such as the coffee berry borer and root-knot nematode. The team displayed examples of healthy and damaged coffee beans and provided literature pertaining to other coffee pests and diseases. The Expo featured speeches from Dean Comerford, Scott Enright of the Hawai‘i Department of Agriculture, and other industry leaders. Additionally, breakout sessions were held throughout the day, including coffee-related topics by Pacific Coffee Research, Andrea Kawabata, Agri-Logic Consulting, the USDA Farm Agency, and more. Andrea was also recently interviewed for an article in West Hawaii Today about decreasing coffee yields in the Islands. She explained that some reasons for the decline may be decreased rainfall due to climate change, along with those very same pests, CBB and root-knot nematode. And that makes outreach events like this one all the more important!
Print

What Bit Him?

PEPS expert weighs in on culprit in spider-bite reaction

See the Dragons

Exhibition of rare robes will greet Chinese scholars

Hosting the Lawmakers

State senators and representatives take a field trip to Magoon 

What the Wilt?

Visiting lecturer discusses bacterial wilt

They’re Aware

600+ Attend CTAHR’s Agriculture and Environmental Awareness Day

Locavore’s Paradise

The 2nd annual Variety Showcase features a wealth of local ingredients

Food for Families

EFNEP celebrates a half-century milestone

Tune in for Food

Mixed Plate Minute with Pamela Young and Sam Choy’s in the Kitchen feature CTAHR ingredients and staff

The Face of Nutrition

Send in your submission for the cover of revised nutrition textbook

Farm on the Garden

Ag and Extension positions open on Kaua‘i

Future Farmer

TAE first-year student takes a prize

Dietary Advice vs. Big Food

Scholar and “foodie” Marion Nestle addresses a growing public health crisis

Celebrate a Milestone

Students invited to register for CTAHR convocation ceremony

Maui Burning

NREM researcher warns that recent wildfires require proactive response

The Pigs and the Dirt

CTAHR researchers track soil community response to feral pig management

Foraging Ahead

Grad student’s research into cattle forage wins award

ASAO Jumps In

Making connections and promoting the college at the Ag conference

Pumped for Pumpkins

PEPS students show off their chops in carving contest

For the Birds

Enjoy a night at the Honolulu Symphony while learning about endangered native birds

Squirm

TPSS and NREM show how studying earthworms can affect conservation

Get Your Story On

Sign up for a science communication workshop

Memory Care

Participate in an HDFS workshop demystifying dementia

Close Family Friends

FCS student group offers outreach to keiki and families

In the Ground

PEPS professor’s meeting on soil-borne nematodes draws researchers from across the US

Meet the Pros at AgPro

Extension professional development conference is coming to Kaua‘i

First3456789101112Last