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Tropical AgTech 13 May 2022

Tropical AgTech

Register now for June conference in Hilo

Distinguished guest speakers from the U.S., Asia, and Europe. Representatives from Federal, State and Hawaiʻi Island agencies. The latest biological and digital innovations in Ag. Panels on AgTech, Ecosystem Building, Sustainable Ag. They’re all part of the upcoming Tropical AgTech Conference scheduled for June 22-23 at UH Hilo. Register today. For questions, please email info@TropAgTech.com.

Attention students: the conference is offering a significant student discount for livestream or in-person registration!

What’s All the Buzz About? 13 May 2022

What’s All the Buzz About?

Virtual Invasive Pest Conference on May 25

Invasive pests got you antsy? Then join Roshan Manandhar on Wednesday, May 25, from 9:30 a.m. -12:00 p.m. for his acclaimed Virtual Invasive Pests Mini-Conference. Learn from guest speakers from around the nation about a successful eradication program of invasive fruit flies in the Pacific Islands, two blooming biocontrol efforts of invasive pests, and a new mobile app for invasive pest management in Hawaiʻi. This month’s mini-conference will also feature the discovery of viruses as parasitoid symbionts in wasps and opportunities for fruit fly biocontrol. 

Windward Bound 13 May 2022

Windward Bound

ASAO participates in college recruitment fairs

“Free College Fair for Oahu Families” events took place at Windward Mall and St. Louis School recently, and in the house to represent was CTAHR’s Academic and Student Affairs Office. ASAO’s student advisors usually attend such recruiting efforts by the Hawaiʻi Association for College Admission Counseling, but with their hands full meeting with this yearʻs record number of enrolled CTAHR students, ASAO staff members Jessica Radovich, Carol Oshiro, Rebecca Barone, Sarah Mannschatz worked the booth in their stead. Mahalo!

Aquaculture Production 13 May 2022

Aquaculture Production

CTSA newsletter focuses on environmental issues

Celebrating Earth Day as a “joyous occasion for communities to come together to honor the precious and finite natural resources of this wondrous planet,” Dr. Cheng-Sheng Lee, Executive Director of the Center for Tropical and Subtropical Aquaculture, focused on a healthy environment as the main topic of his latest Regional e-Notes newsletter.

Cheng-Sheng continues with a call “to promote the meaningful steps we must take to preserve its resources” and with it, the “opportunities to transform the way we utilize resources to produce food on small to large scales.” Aquaculture, he notes, is often considered one of the most environmentally friendly methods to produce protein.

Lastly, he reminds stakeholders that the annual CTSA Request for Pre-Proposals is open to proposal ideas for macroalgae production, aquaculture of extractive/filter feeding species, aquatic feed development, Recirculating Aquaculture Systems (RAS), IMTA, and other innovative technologies.

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2022 Ka Lei Hano Award 1 May 2022

2022 Ka Lei Hano Award

Hawaiʻi Department of Agriculture

The Ka Lei Hano Award is CTAHR’s highest recognition, and the Hawaiʻi Department of Agriculture (HDOA) has been an outstanding collaborator, partner, and benefactor of our college. This award recognizes the close relationship and productive collaboration that CTAHR has with HDOA. With it, we recognize that HDOA’s “commitment and service greatly enhances the college’s effort to support a diverse economy, healthy environment, and strong communities.”

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