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Taro Leaf Blight—A Threat to Food Security

The Impact of Plant Disease on Food Security by Davinder Singh, Danny Hunter, Robert Fullerton, Vincent Lebot, Mary Taylor, Tolo Iosefa, Tom Okpul, and Joy Tyson Abstract Taro leaf blight (caused by the Oomycete Phytophthora colocasiae) is a disease of major importance in many regions of the world where taro is grown. Serious outbreaks...

State to receive fed funds for small-scale ag

By The Garden Island HONOLULU – The State of Hawai‘i has been awarded $1.9 million by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to increase the quality and quantity of locally grown foods in food-insecure communities that import a significant amount of food. The funds will provide grants to qualifying communities over a three-year period....

Ness Turf Closing Temporarily for Parts Inventory

Dear Customers, Ness Turf Equipment will be closing for parts inventory from Thursday, October 22 through Saturday, October 24, 2020. We apologize for the inconvenience and appreciate your understanding. Ness Turf will resume regular business hours on Monday, October 26, 2020. Please contact us if you have any questions or concerns. Hawaii | 808.486.8332...

Is it fall yet?

Hawai’i Magazine By Catherine Toth Fox We’re still waiting for the first sighting of migrating humpback whales and maybe some chilly weather—it’s been blisteringly hot this week!—but there are a few ways you can conjure the season. Even if it still feels like summer. (Not complaining!) 1. Pick Pumpkins at This Drive-Thru Pumpkin Patch...

Puakea Ranch expansion approved

West Hawaii Today By Nancy Cook Lauer A special permit to expand the uses of a historical ranch near Hawi was approved Thursday on a 6-0 vote by the Leeward Planning Commission. The commission approved the special permit for Lot #1 at Puakea Ranch after hearing from a couple dozen testifiers about evenly split...

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