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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!