Sustainable and Organic Agriculture Program
Compost: Using it effectively
Growing area: 30 acres
Years farming in Hawai'i: 18 years
Crops: long beans, cucumbers, squash, eggplant, assorted tomato varieties
Fertility management: synthetic fertilizers, fertigation, compost
Pest management: Crop-specific IPM, including net structures to exclude insects, above ground culture in soil-less media, fruit fly traps and pesticide rotations to avoid resistance developing.
What Sustainability Means to You: Conservation of farm resources by constantly improving efficiency; reducing disease incidence in soil through rotations and fallow periods; continuous innovation in production methods to improve efficiency and reduce waste stream.
Hot Tip from Ho Farms
Focus on quality and diversify crops so you are not solely reliant on a single commodity, especially in the local market.
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