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4-H for Hawai‘i

4-H for Hawai‘i 8 June 2017

4-H for Hawai‘i

It's not just livestock

Beyond livestock, 4-H promotes youth well-being, leadership skills, community engagement, and STEM activities, says state coordinator Jeff Goodwin.

The Bee’s Knees

The Bee’s Knees 7 June 2017

The Bee’s Knees

Plant and Environmental Protection Sciences’s Scott Nikaido explains the importance of pollinators to Hawai‘i crops and how people can support pollinator health by using fewer insecticides and more pollinator-friendly plants.

Prepared Youth

Prepared Youth 17 May 2017

Prepared Youth

Hawai‘i is the second state that trained adults to instruct kids in a youth preparedness national pilot project. 3 4-H agents were certified through the Hawai‘i Youth Preparedness Initiative.

A Web Winner

A Web Winner 11 May 2017

A Web Winner

Hawai‘i Association of County Agricultural Agents nominated Andrea Kawabata for their national organization’s Communications Award for her coffee berry borer beetle website.

GoFarm Grows

4 May 2017

GoFarm Grows

The GoFarm Hawai‘i beginning farmer training program received new grants from the Hawai‘i Department of Agriculture, Hawai‘i Department of Labor and Industrial Relations, and Kamehameha Schools.

Prevent the Parasite

4 May 2017

Prevent the Parasite

With new cases of rat lungworm reported in the Islands, Extension Agent Jari Sugano was featured on Hawaii News Now offering some tips on reducing the risk of the disease.

Gut Feeling

Gut Feeling 4 May 2017

Gut Feeling

GoFarm and Ag Incubator alumnus and entrepreneur Rob Barreca and graduate student Surely Wallace promoted fermented foods in a recent Honolulu Star-Advertiser article.

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3 August 2017

Funded on Maui

Funded on Maui

8/3/2017  Source: Office of Communication Services, CTAHR

 Congratulations to all CTAHR faculty who were successful in the recent Maui County FY18 grant competition! A total of 16 proposals were submitted, and support was provided for the top-ranked 8 proposals. These successful projects, and their project managers, are as follows: “Field Demonstration on the Effectiveness of Using Oleander, Nerium oleander, as an Axis Deer Hedgerow-Fence to Protect Interior Farm Cash Crops,” Alton Arakaki; “Management of Frit Fly, a Challenging Turfgrass/Golf Pest, on Maui,” Zhiqiang Cheng and Norman Nagata; “Maui County Coffee Grower Training on Integrated Pest Management of Coffee Berry Borer,” Andrea Kawabata, Kylie Wong, Robin Shimabuku, and Alton Arakaki; “Grower and Community Evaluation of New Taro Varieties on the Islands of Maui and Molokai,” Susan Miyasaka, Robin Shimabuku, Alton Arakaki, and Sharon Motomura-Wages; “FSMA Water Requirement Compliance Research and Outreach,” Lynn Nakamura-Tengan, Jensen Uyeda, and Kylie Wong; “Youth Bee-Keeping Workshop Series,” Cynthia Nazario-Leary and Nancy Ooki; “GET Local Maui Nui,” Nancy Ooki, Lynn Nakamura-Tengan, and Kylie Wong; and “Expanding Turmeric (Curcuma spp.) Production in Maui County,” Kylie Wong, Ted Radovich, and Sharon Motomura-Wages.