Research Extension Series, 1980 - 1997

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The publications in this collection represent the historical publishing record of the College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources (CTAHR) and do not necessarily reflect current scientific knowledge or recommendations. Current information available from CTAHR may be found at


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    Marketing Recommendations for the Hawaii Banana Industry
    (University of Hawaii, 1989-05) Halloran, John M. ; Nakamoto, Stuart T.
    Results of a consumer preference survey indicate the most important factor in the purchase of Hawaii-grown bananas is taste; for imported Central American bananas, the most important factor is price. Problems are consumers' misperceptions about Hawaii bananas, Central American imports, and apple bananas, and their ignorance of the advances in cultivation and handling of Hawaii bananas. Based on the survey results,recommendations are made in three areas for Hawaii growers who want to increase their market share: 1. Provide consistent and reliable quality by maintaining or developing first-rate cultural and handling practices. 2. Provide consistency and reliability of supply by influencing the key decision-makers in the market channel. 3. Provide consumer education and information.
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    The Economic Feasibility of Growing Taro in Rotation with Field Corn for Dairy Silage on the Island of Kauai
    (University of Hawaii, 1985-11) Thomassin, Paul ; Leung, PingSun ; Wang, Jaw-Kai
    This study was conducted to determine the economic feasibility of growing taro in rotation with field corn for dairy silage during the wet months of the year on the island of Kauai, Hawaii. It was found that it would be more profitable to grow one crop of field corn for silage than to rotate field corn and taro.
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    Economics of Intensive Grazing: a Case in Hawaii
    (University of Hawaii, 1984-07) Leung, PingSun ; Smith, Burton J.
    The purpose of this study is to analyze the profitability of changing from the conventional grazing method to intensive grazing of the stocker steer enterprise on a grazing cell at Kahua Ranch.
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    Soil Erosion by Water in the Tropics
    (University of Hawaii, 1982-12) El-Swaify, S.A. ; Dangler, E.W. ; Armstrong, C.L.
    This publication addresses the problem of water and rainfall erosion of soil in the tropics. Methods of erosion control are proposed.
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    Breeding Better Beef; 1. Preweaning Performance of Calves Sired by Angus, Hereford, and Charolais Bulls
    (University of Hawaii, 1983-05) Reimer, D. ; Nolan, J C Jr. ; Campbell, C.M.
    The study evaluated the influence of breed of sire, breed of dam, year age of dam, heterosis, and crossbreeding effects on preweaning performance of calves sired by Angus, Hereford, and Charolais bulls and out of Angus and Hereford cows. The study found that Angus and Hereford cross to advantage, and that Charolais provided superior results.
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    Tax Pyramiding and Tax Exporting in Hawaii: An Input-Output Analysis
    (University of Hawaii, 1989) Bowen, Richard L. ; Leung, PingSun
    Tax pyramiding occurs when a sales or gross receipts tax is imposed more than once on the value of a good or service at different levels in the marketing system. Pyramiding results in higher prices for consumers and can be discriminatory if goods or industries are effectively taxed at different rates. The research reported measures the extent of pyramiding of Hawaii's gross receipts tax to discover its impact on prices and its discriminatory biases. Tax exporting is the shifting of taxes to persons and entities residing in other jurisdictions. It is politically attractive in export-oriented economies because it produces a lower tax burden on the resident population. The research reported estimates how state and local tax burdens (with the exception of the state income tax) are distributed between Hawaii residents and out-of-state residents.
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    Foods of Hawaii and the Pacific Basin; Vegetables and Vegetable Products: Raw, Processed, and Prepared; Volume 1: Composition
    (University of Hawaii, 1983-06) Wenkam, Nao S.
    Data on moisture, protein, fats, fiber, minerals, and vitamins were presented. Both common and unusual vegetables consumed in Hawaii were included.
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    Sources of Agricultural Credit in Hawaii
    (University of Hawaii, 1987-04) Halloran, John M. ; Leung, PingSun ; Marutani, Herbert K.
    Topics included the role of credit, how to approach a lender, and sources, including the federal Farm Credit System, commercial banks, Farmers Home Administration, Hawaii Agricultural Loan Program, and the Small Business Administration. Tables describe agencies, loan types and purposes, eligibility, terms, interest rates, and security required.
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    Alternative Crops for Hawaii: A Bibliography of Methodologies for Screening
    (University of Hawaii, 1985-12) Roecklein, John C. ; Leung, PingSun ; Malone, John W Jr.
    In this abstracted bibliography the authors commented on 63 references related to selecting new crops.
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    Guava (Psidium guajava L.) in Hawaii--History and Production
    (University of Hawaii, 1983-06) Shigeura, Gordon T. ; Bullock, Richard M.
    The authors believed that plantation production of guava in Hawaii for export of processed products had become a possibility. They reported on the history of the plant in Hawaii and presented an overview of its growth and management as an orchard crop.
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