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Lalamilo Experiment Station, Hawaii County

Phone: (808)887-6185
Fax: (808)887-6185
Contact person: Marla L Fergerstrom

Mailing address:
c/o Mealani Experiment Station
P.O. Box 1719 Kamuela, HI, 96743
Physical address:
66-1170 Opelo Road, Waiamea, HI 96743

Description: The Lalamilo Research Station consists of 1 cottage, 1 office/workshop, 1 garage with a storeroom, 1 greenhouse, and 1 greenhouse. The cottage and 2/3 of the office/workshop building is temporarily being used by the charter school Kanu O Ka Aina.
Current activities: Research on tea, low-chill blueberries, protea, and various vegetable crops are conducted at the Lalamilo station. The USDA Tropcial Plant Genetic Resource Management Unit maintains papaya and wax apple germplasm at this site.
Special events: Field days held periodically
Crops in ground: tea, blueberries, papaya, wax apple, and protea.

Total acres: 16
Elevation (ft): 2500

Annual rainfall (in): 50
Ave. min. temperature (°F): 59
Ave. max. temperature (°F): 73

Soil series 1: Waimea
Soil order 1: Inceptisols
Soil family 1: Typic Eutrandepts, medial, isothermic