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Wang, Koon-Hui

Professor & Chair  


Email:  koonhui@hawaii.edu
Phone:  956-2455
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Akahoshi, Kiersten

Jr Extn Agent  


Email:  Kiersten@hawaii.edu
Phone:  969-8229
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Alvarez, Anne M

Plant Pathologist, Emeritus  


Email:  alvarez@hawaii.edu
Phone:  956-7764
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Arif, Mohammad

Asst Rsrch/Asst Prof  


Email:  arif@hawaii.edu
Phone:  956-7765
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Bloese, Joanna

Asst Spec  


Email:  bloese@hawaii.edu
Phone:  969-8225
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Cheng, Zhiqiang

Specialist  


Email:  cheng241@hawaii.edu
Phone:  956-6416
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Dobhal, Shefali

Jr Rsrch  


Email:  shefali@hawaii.edu
Phone:  956-7027
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Doorenweerd, Camiel

PhD  


Email:  camiel.doorenweerd@hawaii.edu
Phone:  956-9123
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Grace, J Kenneth

Researcher Emeritus  


Email:  kennethg@hawaii.edu
Phone:  956
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Hu, John

Plant Pathologist  


Email:  johnhu@hawaii.edu
Phone:  956-7281
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Jenkins, Daniel

Dr.  


Email:  danielje@hawaii.edu
Phone:  781-1343
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Kawate, Michael K

Emeritus  


Email:  mkawate@hawaii.edu
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Krushelnycky, Paul

Asst Rsrch  


Email:  pauldk@hawaii.edu
Phone:  956-8261
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Manandhar, Roshan

Assistant Extension Agent - Invasive Species  


Email:  roshanm@hawaii.edu
Phone:  274-3477
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Mau, Ronald F L

Emeritus  


Email:  ronaldma@hawaii.edu
Phone:  956-7076
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Melzer, Michael J

Researcher  


Email:  melzer@hawaii.edu
Phone:  956-7887
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Nishijima, Wayne T

SPECIALIST EMERITUS  


Email:  waynen@hawaii.edu
Phone:  981-5199
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Rubinoff, Daniel

Professor  


Email:  rubinoff@hawaii.edu
Phone:  956-8432
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San Jose, Michael

Jr Rsrch  


Email:  mdsjose@hawaii.edu
Phone:  946-2436
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Sato, Dwight M

Emeritus  


Email:  dwights@hawaii.edu
Phone:  981-5199
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Shikano, Ikkei

Assistant Professor  


Email:  ishikano@hawaii.edu
Phone:  956-2000
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Sipes, Brent S

Professor Plant Pathology  


Email:  sipes@hawaii.edu
Phone:  956-7813
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Tay, Jia-Wei

Asst Professor/Asst Specialist  


Email:  jwtay@hawaii.edu
Phone:  956-6744
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Tian, Miaoying

Associate Researcher/Professor  


Email:  mtian@hawaii.edu
Phone:  956-5305
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Valenzuela, Hector R

Specialist  


Email:  hector@hawaii.edu
Phone:  956-7903
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Villalobos, Ethel M

Jr Rschr  


Email:  emv@hawaii.edu
Phone:  956-2445
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Wright, Mark G.

Prof of Entomology and Extension specialist  


Email:  markwrig@hawaii.edu
Phone:  956-7670
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Planting Basil at Waimanalo


Flowering of CTAHR Creativity 24 June 2019

Flowering of CTAHR Creativity

Cooperative Extension agent shares his new floral knowledge

Cooperative Extension agent Robert Cating (PEPS) recently completed a course in floral design to help him understand the needs of floral designers for tropical flowers and foliage. To prepare for a floral design workshop for youths, he conducted a hands-on practice session using faculty, staff, and student volunteers at the Komohana Research & Extension Center. Some stunning creations resulted!

In Memoriam: Cristita Verna Subere Shipman 24 June 2019

In Memoriam: Cristita Verna Subere Shipman

We are saddened to report the passing of PEPS alumna Dr. Verna Subere. Verna graduated cum laude with a B.S. in agriculture and an M.S. in entomology from Leyte State University in the Philippines and then worked as a scientist at Dole Philippines before coming to CTAHR in 2004 to pursue her Ph.D. in tropical plant pathology.

Your Favorite Plant Disease 13 June 2019

Your Favorite Plant Disease

The Phytopathology News newsletter, published by the American Phytopathological Society, featured PhD student Islam Hamim (PEPS) as its Grad Student Spotlight PhD student for the month of May 2019. Islam, who is getting his doctorate in tropical plant pathology, is mentored by John Hu.

On Their Turf 21 December 2018

On Their Turf

Zhiqiang Cheng (PEPS) and Norman Nagata (TPSS, Maui CES) organized the 2018 Maui Turfgrass and Landscape Pest Management Workshop at CTAHR Maui Extension Office, including updates on important turfgrass and golf course pests such as frit fly, take-all patch, mini ring, rover ant, coconut rhinoceros beetle, and lobate lac scale.

Recruiting With Flowers 23 November 2018

Recruiting With Flowers

Students and faculty from TPSS and PEPS, including Tessie Amore, Kauahi Perez, Orville Baldos, Maxwell Bendes, and Koon-Hui Wang, teamed up to recruit potential students to join the Tropical Agriculture and the Environment (TAE) track during the Explore Mānoa: Application Day at Campus Center on November 18. 

All Carved Up 7 November 2018

All Carved Up

In the spirit of the season, PEPS enjoyed its annual pumpkin-carving contest on Halloween. Students, staff, and faculty enjoyed a great get-together hour, voted for their favorite pumpkins, and feasted on a “Lunch for the Ghouls” before heading out to their next classes, visions of jack-o-lanterns dancing in their heads.

 

Foe to Pests, Friend to Pesticide Education 28 September 2018

Foe to Pests, Friend to Pesticide Education

Barry Brennan (PEPS) recently was awarded the Presidents’ Award from the American Association of Pesticide Safety Education (AAPSE) for his years of dedication to pesticide safety education. One of the early founders of the organization, Barry has been described by many as the “father of AAPSE.”

Growing a New Crop of Landscapers 28 September 2018

Growing a New Crop of Landscapers

The Waimanalo Research Station hosted the 2018 Oahu Landscape Industry Certified Technician (LICT) Program exam on September 22. Approximately 40 landscapers planted trees and performed many other tasks required in the profession. Representing CTAHR, Zhiqiang Cheng (PEPS) was one of the exam judges.

Make Way for Macadamia 30 August 2018

Make Way for Macadamia

Mark Wright (PEPS) was interviewed for a Civil Beat article on efforts to control the macadamia felted coccid, a pest of macadamia that can suck the trees dry of sap, killing them. Mark is one of the state’s foremost researchers on the coccid and says that the insect is taking its toll on the industry.

New Faces: Robert Cating 15 August 2018

New Faces: Robert Cating

New Extension agent Robert Cating is stationed in Hilo, attached to Plant and Environmental Protection Sciences and focused on floriculture, nursery and related industries statewide.

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