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  • Ivancic, Anton; Liloqula, Ruth; Levela, Helen; Saelea, Jimi; Wagatora, Daniel (University of Hawaii, 1993-01)
    Alomae-Bobone Virus Complex (ABVC) ,remains the most destructive and the most serious disease of taro (Colocasia esculenta (L.) Schott) in the Solomon Islands, and its spread could be a major threat to taro cultivation in ...
  • Silbanus, S; Raynor, B (University of Hawaii, 1993-01)
    Black pepper (Piper nigrum) is an important cash crop on Pohnpei. Due to its perennial nature and slow growth, black pepper should lend itself to intercropping with annual crops, especially in the first few years ...
  • Sato, Dwight (University of Hawaii, 1993-01)
    Living mulches were compared to weed cultivation and herbicide weed control in dryland taro. The highest No.1 corm yields were harvested from the herbicide and the cultivation treatments. The living mulches tested were ...
  • De Frank, Joe (University of Hawaii, 1993-01)
    A major portion of the taro produced in Hawai'i is cultivated under dryland conditions. Practically all taro farmers plow and disc their fields to provide a vegetation-free surface before the crop is planted. Unprotected ...
  • Rogers, S; Iosefa, T (University of Hawaii, 1993-01)
    This paper discusses the potential benefits from shade management in agroforestry systems for taro cropping. Trial work to evaluate weed growth, taro production, and cultivar responses to shade levels are reviewed. It is ...
  • Aloalii, Ioane; Masamdu, Roy; Theunis, Wilfried; Thistleton, Brian (University of Hawaii, 1993-01)
    Adults of taro beetles, Papuana spp. (Coleoptera:Scarabaeidae), damage corms of taro (Colocasia esculenta) and other aroids and, less seriously, a range of other crops in five countries in the South Pacific (Papua New ...
  • Arakaki, Alton (University of Hawaii, 1993-01)
    In 1990, commercial producers on Moloka'i started to experience increasing levels of corm rot in their fields. Corm rots were also present in extension field demonstrations and trials. Samples were collected for analysis, ...
  • Ferentinos, Lisa (University of Hawaii, 1993-01)
    During the final session of the conference, participants divided themselves into groups to discuss priorities for future taro research in the Pacific Islands.
  • Fairbairn-Dunlop, Peggy (University of Hawaii, 1993-01)
    In recent years, agricultural research has turned from a concentration on technology improvement (i.e., taro varieties, soils analysis, quick-growing hybrids) to include a concern for the socio-economic context of the study ...
  • Liyanage, A de S; Misipati, Peni (University of Hawaii, 1993-01)
    A Rapid Rural Appraisal (RRA) survey was conducted in 30 farms in ten villages in different parts of Upolu Island of Western Samoa to ascertain the traditional sustainable methods of cultivation of taro (Colocasia ...
  • Vilsoni, F (University of Hawaii, 1993-01)
    Taro (Colocasia esculenta) is known to the Fijians by ten different names and is cultivated by people who lived in physically isolated communities for centuries. To the indigenous people, taro is important in their culture. ...
  • Manner, Harley I (University of Hawaii, 1993-01)
    In comparison to Cyrtospenna chamissonis, Pandanus tectorius, and breadfruit (Artocapus altitis and A. mariennensis), the significance and cultivation of Colocasia esculenta (L.) Schott in the atolls and low islands of ...
  • Taotua, Fuifui (University of Hawaii, 1993-01)
    A Rapid Rural Appraisal was conducted in American Samoa in 1989 to document traditional agricultural practices associated with the growing of taro. From this survey, 22 cultivars of taro were documented where all farmers ...
  • George, Takumi (University of Hawaii, 1993-01)
    Kosrae is one of four states in the Federated States of Micronesia. Subsistence farming and banana production are the main agricultural enterprises. The main subsistence crops are banana, breadfruit, citrus fruit, coconut, ...
  • Falanruw, M C (1993-01)
    The documentation of traditional methods of growing taro is a major objective of the Low-Input Sustainable Agriculture Taro Project. On Yap, almost all taro is grown by low-input traditional methods without the use of ...
  • Ngiralmau, Meresbang (University of Hawaii, 1993-01)
    This paper reports the results of a project to research and document the traditional techniques of taro production in Palau. The researchers concluded that: 1) both pesticides and commercial fertilizer have no major ...
  • Tipton, Trace V; Brown, John W; Leung, PingSun (University of Hawaii, 1993-01)
    Much of the taro (Colocasia esculenta var. antiquorum) that is produced in the Pacific is not traded in the market, but rather it is used for other non-market purposes. Taro is used for home consumption, for social and ...
  • Liloqula, Ruth; Saelea, Jimi; Levela, Helen (University of Hawaii, 1993-01)
    Taro (Colocasia esculenta), yams (Dioscorea spp.), sweet potato (Ipomea babatas), and Cassava (Manihot esculenta) are the four major root crops grown throughout the islands and are components of the daily diet. Taro and ...
  • Penn, David C (University of Hawaii, 1993-01)
    Taro is a spiritual and nutritional center of Hawaiian culture, and the future of sustainable taro culture in Hawai 'i depends upon water. Water needs for expanded wetland and dryland field systems can be filled if physical ...
  • Ragus, L N; Almario, V M; Richards, H (University of Hawaii, 1993-01)
    This experiment conducted at Sabana, Rota from October, 1990 to June, 1991 determined the yield and profitability of growing taro under three weed management schemes. These were weeding taro at 60 and 120 days after planting ...
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