Hawaii Agriculture

Big Isle papaya farmers’ loss estimated at $53M

Tropical Storm Iselle hit Hawaii island hard. It devastated papaya farms in Pahoa as the fruit-laden, top-heavy trees were no match for the storm’s intense winds. HILO >> Hawaii island farmers are assessing damage to crops after Tropical Storm Iselle made landfall last weekend. “It was pretty clear to us that the papaya farmers...

Hilo Muni Improvements Topic of Meeting

Renovations to the Hilo Municipal Golf Course will be the subject of a public meeting later this month. The county Department of Parks and Recreation said the meeting is being held to explain the project’s scope and gather public input. It is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, July 22, at the Hawaii County...

Hilo Muni Improvements Topic of Meeting on July 22

Renovations to the Hilo Municipal Golf Course will be the subject of a public meeting later this month. The county Department of Parks and Recreation said the meeting is being held to explain the project’s scope and gather public input. It is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, July 22, at the Hawaii County...

Amira’s Prolific Pumpkins

Although not certified organic, Olana Farm grows produce on 2.25-acres using strictly organic methods. What’s growing now Arugula, avocado, basil (Thai, Italian, lemon), bak choy, beets, carrots, celery, chard (Swiss, rainbow), chives, cilantro, collards, fennel, green onions, ginger, guava, kale (curly, lacinato, red Russian, red curly), kaffir (leaves, fruit), mint, mustard greens (red, green),...

GMO ban, research at odds?

Hawaii County set itself apart from much of the rest of the state in December by effectively banning the large biotech seed companies that have become a major, though controversial, part of Hawaii agriculture. But with a ban also on the outdoor testing of transgenic crops, can the Big Island, home to genetically modified...

Cowboy Fun: Rodeos and Polo

Paniolos (Hawaiian cowboys) show off their skills at three major annual events: the Piiholo Cowboy Classic in September; the Oskie Rice Memorial Rodeo in December; and Maui’s biggest event, the 4th of July Rodeo, which comes with a full parade in Makawao town and festivities that last for days. Polo is popular with the...

Agriculture grant information session | About Town | 4-21-14

Agriculture grant information session planned for Thursday The Hawaii Department of Agriculture is inviting the public to an agriculture grant information session and market development workshop from 9 a.m. to noon Thursday at the University of Hawaii College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources Kona Cooperative Extension Service, 79-7381 Mamalahoa Highway in Kainaliu. Attendees...

Why Are We Pro-GMO?

We feel that genetic engineering is an important and crucial technology. Ignorance and myths surrounding this field hinders advancement at best and harms at worst. It’s especially a concern to us as vegans for these reasons: Animal testing: Insisting on unfounded safety testing leads to more animals being harmed in order to perform this...

Ant infestation covers 4 acres in Waimanalo

HONOLULU — An extensive survey of an area in Waimanalo has determined approximately 4 acres are infested with little fire ants, tiny invasive ants that can inflict painful stings. Crews surveyed more than 50 acres from Kumuhau Street to Mahailua Street in Waimanalo and determined that the infestation area is on state land and...

New Tech comes to Hawaii Agriculture

Here’s a ThinkTech news video on the New Tech comes to Hawaii Agriculture Downtown Forum we will present with the State Department of Agriculture at Laniakea on April 23rd. ThinkTech | ThinkTech blog, ThinkTech Hawaii | staradvertiser.com | Honolulu, Hawaii...

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