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Sustainable Taro Culture in the Pacific: The Farmer's Wisdom

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Item Summary Ferentinos, Lisa 2014-09-18T23:54:37Z 2014-09-18T23:54:37Z 2000-06
dc.identifier.citation Farentinos L. 2000. Sustainable taro culture in the Pacific: the farmer's wisdom. Honolulu (HI): ADAP Project. 14 pages.
dc.description Updated by Kristie Tsuda
dc.description.abstract In 1989, the US Department of Agriculture's Low-Input Sustainable Agriculture Program funded a study of taro production systems in the American-affiliated Pacific Islands.The primary purpose of the study was to document and test traditional or current methods of crop protection, soil conservation, and maintenance of soil fertility. Insect, weed, and disease checklists were compiled, as well as informal interviews of farmers, wholesalers, retailers, and others. This handbook summarizes the information that was gathered.
dc.description.sponsorship Publication was supported in part by a grant from the USDA/CSRS Sustainable Agriculture Research and Educati on Program (formerly called LISA). Support was also provided by American Samoa Community College, College of Micronesia, Northern Marianas College, University of Guam, and University of Hawaii under the auspices of the Agricultural Development in the American Pacific (ADAP) Project. Funded by the United States Departme nt of Agriculture Cooperative State Resea rch, Education, and Extension Service Grant 99-38826-7854
dc.format.extent 14 pages
dc.language.iso en-US
dc.publisher Agricultural Development in the American Pacific Project
dc.subject taro
dc.subject Colocasia esculenta
dc.subject Pacific Ocean Islands
dc.subject sustainable agriculture
dc.subject traditional farming
dc.title Sustainable Taro Culture in the Pacific: The Farmer's Wisdom
dc.type Report
dc.type.dcmi Text
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