Extension and Outreach
The Department of Plant and Environmental Protection Sciences is home to many important Extension and Outreach programs for Hawai'i, to address the pest pressures of our subtropical climate.
HAWAIʻI HOST-PATHOGEN DATABASE
This website includes resources from Dr. Scot Nelson to assist with diagnosis of plant diseases in Hawaiʻi and the tropics. The site includes information on hosts and pathogens in Hawaiʻi, checklist of plant diseases in Hawaiʻi, Hawaiiʻs top crops and crop diseases, illustrated glossary of tropical plant pests, plant viruses in Hawaiʻi, pest and disease image gallery, and more. An extensive collection of images of Hawaii plants and plant diseases divided into albums is available on Dr. Nelsonʻs Flickr gallery.
PESTICIDE RISK REDUCTION EDUCATION PROGRAM FOR HAWAIʻI
The Pesticide Risk Reduction Education Program at UH Mānoa provides educational resources (study packets) and short courses to assist in preparing for the Hawaiʻi Department of Agricultureʻs Pesticide Applicator certification exam.
SUSTAINABLE PEST MANAGEMENT LABORATORY
Dr. Koon-Hui Wangʻs Sustainable Pest Management Laboratory is home to resources about banana IPM, cover crops, insectary plants, soil health management and multiple other topics. Resources from the Center for Rural Agricultural Training and Entrepreneurship (CRATE) Project are located there as well.
TURFGRASS AND LANDSCAPE PEST MANAGEMENT LAB
Dr. Zhiqiang Cheng is the principal investigator of Turfgrass and Landscape Pest Management Lab. Dr. Cheng’s main goal is to conduct research, extension and education on turf and landscape pest management, and based on which, to provide effective pest management options to stakeholders in Hawaii, and on a broader sense, to turf and landscape industry in tropical regions of the world.
UH HONEYBEE PROJECT
Dr. Ethel Villalobos leads the UH Honeybee Project, which is developing practical treatment options for
local beekeepers and establishing a sound research program that focuses
on maintenance and improvement of the Hawaiian honeybees. Reducing the
likelihood that varroa mite invasion to other islands, and investigating
procedures for preventing feral bees from being inadvertently
transported among islands on ship containers and other vessels are also priorities.