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GoFish Seminars 2021 

Water Quality Workshop January 10, 2021

Awa Harvest February 7, 2021

Compost Quanlity Workshop June 30, 2021 Flickr Photos

Tensiometer Workshop August 5, 2021

 

Produce Safety Alliance Grower Training - Hilo Jan 17, 2020

Hilo Women in Agriculture Conference - Jan 25, 2020

1st Annual CTAHR Day - UH Manoa Jan 31, 2020

HOFA | Statewide Financial Opportunities Workshops for Organic Farmers  - Kona Jan 22, 2020

Ulu Cultivation Workshop - Feb 1, 2020

Pruning Workshop - Feb 22, 2020

Follow-up Pruning Demonstration Video April 2020 (Link)

Kauai Trumeric Workshop - March 1, 2020

Ginger Workshop for Farmers | Ginger Planting, Harvesting, Testing, and Storing - March 12, 2020

Virtual Turmeric Workshop and Drive-up Giveaway - May 28, 2020 - Virtual Workshop (Slides Only), (Audio/Video)

Virtual Potato Production Webinar - June 17, 2020 (Slides Only) (Audio/Video)

Soil Health and IPM Mini Confernce -August 4, 2020 (Slide Show 1) (Slide Show 2) (Slide Show 3) (Slide Show 4) (Slide Show 5) (Slide Show 6) (Slide Show 7) (Video)

Taro, from Field to Plate Virtual Event - Sept 24, 2020 (Slides) (video)

Virtual Garlic Workshop - Sept 28, 2020 (Slides) (Video)

 

Screen House Field Day
Waimanalo Research Center

On May 30th Members of the Sustainable and Organic Agriculture Program (SOAP) held a field day for agricultural producers at the Waimanalo Research Station. Participants spent the morning with Extension Agent, Jari Sugano and Associate Professor, Dr. Koon Hui Wang as they talked about the benefits and disadvantages of screen and high tunnel systems



Replicated and observational field trials conducted to date have shown that screen systems provide excellent control of agricultural pest such as birds, fruit flies, Chinese rose beetles, and Lepidoptera (worm type) pests. Management of small insect pest such as whiteflies, aphids, thrips, mites, etc. are difficult to control with  physical barriers, alone. The field day reinforced the importance of using resistant varieties in screen systems to manage small insect vectors that transmit plant viruses. 

Over 50 participants in attendance had an opportunity to walk through a commercial high tunnel kit system and talk with USDA NRCS about cost share opportunities through the USDA Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) and / or Agriculture Management Assistance (AMA) Program. 


 

Thank you to all who came out and made it a fun and educational day!