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  • Nishijima, Kate (University of Hawaii, 1994-05)
    Characteristics of the ideal postharvest microbiological biocontrol agent are listed. Possible biocontrol uses by the papaya industry are discussed. Tables list agents known to be effective for other crops, their modes of ...
  • Sivan, Param; Liyanage, A de S (University of Hawaii, 1993-01)
    The objective of the taro breeding program for the South Pacific region at the University of the South Pacific (USP) are to develop through a process of hybridization and selection high-yielding, disease- and pest-tolerant ...
  • Primo, Augustine (University of Hawaii, 1993-01)
    Using legends and history, the origin of Colocasia taro on Pohnpei is examined, and its importance culturally and nutritionally is summarized. The most common method of growing taro, integration into the traditional ...
  • Santos, Gibson H (University of Hawaii, 1993-01)
    There are several different varieties of Colocasia taro on Pohnpei, but only eight are commonly known and grown. The general descriptions of these eight common varieties are included in this paper. A survey on the popularity ...
  • Pole, Finau S (University of Hawaii, 1993-01)
    For many generations, taro, together with other root crops, has been a major component of the traditional cropping system in Tonga and is its most important staple. The increasing problem of land shortage has resulted in ...
  • Leung, PingSun; Sato, Dwight (University of Hawaii, 1990-01)
    This study provides an update of the cost and return of Chinese taro production in the Hilo area. Return to management is estimated to be $5,575 per acre per crop. Total fixed costs and variable costs are $1,573 and $4,602 ...
  • DeFrank, Joseph; Easton-Smith, Virginia A; Leong, Gladys (University of Hawaii, 1990-01)
    A preliminary experiment with seven preemergence herbicides identified oxyfluorfen as a promising herbicide for commercial taro (Colocasia esculenta) production in Hawaii. Oxyfluorfen was applied twice at 0.38, 0.56 and ...
  • Nip, Wai-Kit (University of Hawaii, 1993-04)
    The paper explores fruit factors relevant to achieving and maintaining optimal marketability, including maturity and ripeness and the internal and external characteristics associated with them. It includes an extensive ...
  • de la Pena, Ramon S (University of Hawaii, 1990-01)
    The production of new crop varieties through hybridization is the only stable method of crop improvement. As a program, crop improvement through breeding has been a major project of most research centers and institutes. ...
  • Santos, George (University of Hawaii, 1990-01)
    Critical steps of growing a successful crop of dryland taro are discussed. The sequence of steps are pre-plant land preparation, planting, weed control, fertilization, pest control, and harvesting. This article will provide ...
  • Ragus, L N; Almario, V M; Richards, H (University of Hawaii, 1993-01)
    The ecological study of a typical taro farm at Sabana, Rota, Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI) was conducted from October, 1990 to June, 1991 to compare the pests associated with taro under low-input, ...
  • Liquido, Nicanor J (University of Hawaii, 1994-05)
    The paper summarizes information on host plants of the fruit fly Bactrocera latifrons and describes some ecological attributes of this fly's populations in Hawaii.
  • Ivancic, Anton; Liloqula, Ruth; Levela, Helen; Saelea, Jimi (University of Hawaii, 1993-01)
    The effect of Alomae-Bobone Virus Complex (ABVC), the lethal disease of taro Colocasia esculenta in the Solomon Islands, on young taro seedlings and on other aroid species has been studied. Young taro seedlings are very ...
  • Hori, Ted M (University of Hawaii, 1993-01)
    Seventeen cultivars were evaluated for dryland taro production under a black plastic mulch with irrigation. Within the cultivars, the development of keikis (off shoots) was erratic. Some mother plants were heavy producers ...
  • Vargo, A M; Fruean, K; Fa'aumu, S; Patea, I; Aieti, R (University of Hawaii, 1993-01)
    In a Rapid Rural Appraisal Survey, conducted in American Samoa in November, 1990, farmers reported that planting Coleus blumei (pate in Samoan) with taro (Colocasia esculenta) kept armyworms (Spodoptera litura) and/or ...
  • Schreiner, I; Nafus, D (University of Hawaii, 1993-01)
    The effects of fertilization, late weeding, and sucker removal on taro pest populations and yield were compared at two sites with different soils. The first experiment was in an area with shall calcareous soil. Fertilizer ...
  • de la Pena, Ramon S; Melchor, Florendo M (University of Hawaii, 1993-01)
    Mulching and intercropping are old and established practices used by farmers for protecting crops from adverse conditions and increasing productivity. In this study, an upland taro field was prepared using commercial ...
  • Liang, T; Paquin, D; Wang, K; Khan, M Akram (University of Hawaii, 1993-04)
    Mango trees were grown hydroponically in barrels for over three years. Attempts to determine optimal fertilizer levels or find an acceptable way to prune and shape the trees did not succeed.
  • Hugh, Sam (University of Hawaii, 1993-04)
    This marketing panel participant, a produce exporter, described the export from Hawaii of mostly green mangoes to the large ethnic market in Vancouver.
  • Kohn, Michael (University of Hawaii, 1993-04)
    This marketing panel participant, a produce exporter who had shipped small amounts of ripe mangoes to Europe, answered questions about the process.

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