Volume 19: March | April | May 2014

  • 2 August 2016
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In This Issue:

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Ti Leaf Diseases in Hawaii’s Commercial Orchards
Soil Solarization as a non-chemical pre-emergent weed control tool         on O'ahu
Rhizosphere Inoculum and Amendment
New Improvements on Coffee Berry Borer Management
Producing High Nitrogen Liquid Fertilizer for Fertigation Purposes
Performance of cool season cover crop in Lalamilo, Waimea, HI,               Winter 2013-2014
Honeybee diet: individual forager decisions and colony health                 correlate
Citizen Science:

ArgriBusiness Incubator:Business Structure and Registration: Determine the form of ownership that best suits your business venture

Featured Farmer:
Koa Chang
Aliʻi Kula Lavender Farm, Kula, Maui

Growing area: 13.5 acres at 4,000 ft elevation
Years farming in Hawai'i: 11 years
Crops: lavender (45 varieties) as the main crop. Recently included: citrus trees, apple, plus about 10 more native plants, such as ōʻhia lehua, hibiscus, cane, taro.
Fertility management: mixed management, depending on batch, location, and growth stage. Recently relying more on organic fertilizers, composting using Bokashi, and producing our own vermicompost.
Pest management: mainly neem-based pesticides
What Sustainability Means to You: keep production and prices low/affordable to stay in business and meet the changes in the market demands

Read the full article here

Hot Tip from Aliʻi Kula Lavender Farm
--Utilize value-addition, agritourism and species diversity to improve revenue stability for your operation.

Click here to visit Aliʻi Kula Lavender website

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