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Hatch Act Formula Grant

Hatch Act funds are provided for agricultural research on an annual basis to the State Agricultural Experiment Stations (SAES’s) which were established under the direction of the college or university or agricultural departments of the college or university in each State in accordance with the act approved July 2, 1862 (7 U.S.C. 301 et seq.). Description of Hatch funds can be found at USDA/CSREES website. SAES’s are required to provide 100% in matching funds. A certain portion of these funds are allocated for the Multistate Research Fund which provides funds for cooperative research employing multidisciplinary approaches conducted by the SAES, working with another SAES, the Agricultural Research Service, or a college or university, to solve problems that concern more than one state. CTAHR receives about $1.3 million each year to support various research, integrated (25%), and multistate projects (28%). A portion of these funds are used to support faculty salary as well as branch station and department upkeep. An annual Research/Extenson Supplemental Funding RFP process is in place to provide funding to active Hatch projects and Extension Plans of Work. Under this RFP, faculty with approved projects may apply for up to $50,000 per year for two years. This is considered seed money to assist CTAHR faculty in competing for extramural funds, and addressing issues of high priority to Hawaii.

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No.PIStart DateEnd DateExtended DateTitle
9031HAmore, Teresita D10/01/201409/30/2019 (INTEGRATED) Production, Assessment, and Disease Management of Hybrid Anthurium Cultivars
868HAmore, Teresita D11/01/201609/30/2021 Varietal Improvement of Tropical Ornamentals with Focus on Anthuriums and Dendrobium Orchids for the Hawaii Floriculture Industry
9038HArif, Mohammad10/11/201709/30/2022 Detection, Phylogeny and Comparative Genomics of Important Bacterial Species of Tropics
8040HBaldos, Orville Caldo11/01/201609/30/2021 Collection, Screening and Selection of Native Hawaiian Plants for Ornamental, Floricultural and Landscape Use
2026HBanna, Jinan10/01/201309/30/201709/30/2018Attitudes on diet and physical activity in early adolescents and influence on weight and dietary intake
2038RBanna, Jinan01/27/201509/30/2019 Parental Practices Supporting Positive Eating Behaviors During Independent Eating Occasions Among Early Adolescent Children (W3003)
9035HBennett IV, Gordon10/01/201609/30/2021 Identification and Risk Assessment of Microbial-insect Associations in Hawaiian Plant-Sap Feeding Insects
5028HBingham, Jon-Paul10/01/201509/30/2020 Investigation of Peptide Toxin Cyclotides as a Novel Approach to Insecticide Development
5029HBorthakur, Dulal10/01/201509/30/2019 Determining Expression Profiles of Genes for Drought Tolerance and Disease Resistance in Leucaena leucocephala
1136HCarlson, Kimberly10/01/201609/30/2021 Evaluating Hawaii's Local Food Supply
9033HCheng, Zhiqiang10/01/201409/30/2019 (INTEGRATED) Management of Turfgrass and Landscape Pests in Hawaii
8037HCho, Alyssa10/01/201609/30/2021 (INTEGRATED) Evaluation of New Macadamia Nut Selections for Hawaii Production
5030HChristopher, David A10/01/201509/30/2020 Deciphering the Roles of Protein Disulfide Isomerases in Protein Folding and Seed Development in Plants
1130HCrow, Susan10/01/201409/30/2019 (INTEGRATED) Soil Organic Matter: Carbon Dynamics, Nutrient Cycles, and Soil Change
3024HDeBaryshe, Barbara10/01/201409/30/2019 (INTEGRATED) Family and Community Well-Being
3021HDeBaryshe, Barbara03/19/201409/30/201709/30/2018(INTEGRATED) Research and Extension for Early Childhood Learning and Wellbeing
8028H Deenik, Jonathan11/14/201309/30/2018 (INTEGRATED) Improving Soil Nutrient Management Through the Integrated Use of Web-based Mobile Technology and Rapid Soil Testing
822HDeFrank, Joseph03/01/201609/30/2020 (INTEGRATED) Weed Management in Sustainable Tropical Cropping Systems and Landscapes
2041H Dobbs, Joannie10/01/201509/30/2019 (INTEGRATED) Evaluation of Essential and Neural Toxin Trace Minerals in Commonly Consumed Foods
2047RFialkowski, Marie Kainoa12/05/201609/30/2021 Children's Healthy Living Network (CHLN) in the U.S. Affiliated Pacific Region (W1194)
119HFriday, James B10/01/201609/30/2021 (INTEGRATED) Extension and Research Supporting Forestry in Hawaii and the American-affiliated Pacific
5026RGautz, Loren D11/29/201309/30/2018 Integrated Systems Research and Development in Automation and Sensors for Sustainability of Specialty Crops (W2009)
2037HHu, Ching Yuan10/01/201409/30/2019 Developing a New Tea Cultivars Suitable for Making Green Tea and White Tea in Hawaii
9025H Hu, John02/03/201409/30/2018 (INTEGRATED) Emerging Plant Virus Diseases Which Threaten Hawaii's Food Security and Economy
2046HHuang, Alvin S10/01/201609/30/2021 Off-Grid Dehydration in Freight Container for Processing of Hawaiian Canoe Plants
5027HJenkins, Daniel04/24/201509/30/2019 Portable Accessories for Enriching/Concentrating Pathogenic Organisms for Agricultural Diagnostics
2030HJha, Rajesh10/01/201409/30/2019 (INTEGRATED) Nutritional Characterization of Local Feedstuffs for Swine Diets in Hawaii
2032HJha, Rajesh12/15/201409/30/2018 (INTEGRATED) Evaluation of Nutrient Content of Hawaii-grown Avocados and Identification of Optimal Harvest Period
3524HKang, Ju-Young10/01/201309/30/2018 E-Industry competitive structure and E-market demand for Hawaiian aloha fashions
8039HKANTAR, MICHAEL10/01/201609/30/2021 Resilience and Nutrition: Finding Local Value in Global Genebanks
837HKaufman, Andrew J.10/10/201709/30/2022 Identifying Urban Landscape Issues and Developing Methodologies to Assist Hawaii Landscape Sectors and Stakeholders
592RKhanal, Samir10/22/201309/30/2018 The Science and Engineering for a Biobased Industry and Economy (S1041)
2040RKim, Yong-Soo10/01/201509/30/2020 Molecular Mechanisms Regulating Skeletal Muscle Growth and Differentiation (NC1184)
5035HKinoshita, Charles M10/01/201709/30/2020 Evaluation of Most Promising Crops x Conversion for Non-food Markets for Hawaii
850HKobayashi, Kent D10/01/201709/30/2022 Light Environment Management of Tropical Crops
3523HLe, Thao10/01/201709/30/2022 (INTEGRATED) Mindfulness and Skillful Living to Promote Well-being in Hawaii
1132HLeary, James10/09/201409/30/2019 (INTEGRATED) Quantifying Outcomes of a Watershed-scale Invasive Weed Management Project Adopting New Technologies
819HLeonhardt, Kenneth W03/31/201509/30/2019 (INTEGRATED) Development of Improved ornamental Plant Varieties for the Advancement of Hawaii's Floral
1133RLeung, PingSun10/21/201409/30/2019 Marketing, Trade, and Management of Aquaculture and Fishery Resources (W3004)
3023HLewin-Bizan, Selva12/04/201309/30/201709/30/2018A Fatherhood Program in Hawaii: An Evaluation of its Effectiveness in Improving Parenting and Family Relationships
5020H Li, Qing X10/01/201709/30/2022 (INTEGRATED) Integrated Studies of Nutraceuticals, Food Safety and Environmental Management
5032RLi, Qing X10/01/201509/30/2020 Agrochemical Impacts on Human and Evnironmental Health: Mechanisms and Mitigation (W3045)
2024HLi, Yong10/21/201609/30/2020 (INTEGRATED) Exploring the Potential of Tropical Fruits as Food Preservatives and Nutraceutical Agents
2034HLi, Yong11/06/201409/30/2018 (INTEGRATED) Profiling, Characterization, and Application of Potentially Probiotic Lactic Acid Bacteria in Poi and Fermented Taro Skins
804HLichty Imamura, Joanne S12/07/201509/30/2020 Culture and Management of Tropical Ornamentals
3532RLin, Shu Hwa10/04/201709/30/2022 Personal Protective Technologies for Current and Emerging Occupational and Environmental Hazards (NC170)
3533HLin, Shu Hwa10/01/201709/30/2022 3D Body Scan with One Kinect or Structure
8035HLincoln, Noa10/01/201609/30/2021 Impact of Indigenous Farming Methods on Soil Fertility and Plant Production
1127HLitton, Creighton10/01/201309/30/2018 (INTEGRATED) Carbon Cycling and Storage in Hawaiian Terrestrial Ecosystems
2027HMalecha, Spencer R01/16/201409/30/2018 (INTEGRATED) Optimization, Demonstration and New Species Assessment of Aquaculture Animals
855HManshardt, Richard M10/01/201709/30/2020 (INTEGRATED) Utilizing International Crop Genetic Resources for Improving Banana and Papaya in Hawaii
3529HMartini, Mary10/15/201509/30/2020 (INTEGRATED) Development of Sustainable Agriculture Curricula for Intermediate and High School Students
3530RMasuo, Diane M10/01/201609/30/2021 Sustainable Families, Firms and Communities in Times of Change (NC1030)
9030HMelzer, Michael J12/17/201409/30/2019 (INTEGRATED) Vegetatively-propagated Crops of Importance to Hawaii: Pathogen Identification, Detection, and Development of Clean Germplasm
9029HMessing, Russell H10/01/201409/30/201709/30/2018(INTEGRATED) Prevent, Detect, Delimit, Respond: A Framework for Coffee Berry Borer Island Invasion, Applicable to Other Plant Pests
2049HMishra, Birendra10/01/201709/30/2022 Analysis of Oviductal Functions in Laying Hen
2052RMishra, Birendra09/21/201709/30/2019 Poultry Production Systems and Well-being: Sustainability for Tomorrow (NE1442)
1143HMiura, Tomoaki10/01/201709/30/2022 Land Suitability Analysis for Crop Growth in Hawaii
8029HMiyasaka, Susan C.10/01/201309/30/2018 (INTEGRATED) Integrated Management Systems for Tropical Root Crops
8034HMuszynski, Michael10/01/201609/30/2021 Multi-scale Analysis of Leaf Growth Mechanisms in Maize
2033HNakamoto, Stuart T12/19/201409/30/2019 (INTEGRATED) Evaluation of Alternate Crops and Non-conventional Production Techniques
8036HNelson, Scot C10/14/201609/30/2021 (INTEGRATED) Development and Application of Digital Assessment Tools for Tropical Epiphytotics
8032RNguyen, Hue V11/18/201409/30/2019 Beneficial Reuse of Residuals and Reclaimed Water: Impact on Soil Ecosytem and Human Health (W3170)
8021HNguyen, Hue V10/31/201609/30/2020 (INTEGRATED) Improving Nitrogen Use Efficiency in Sustainable Agriculture With Focus on Local Organic N Sources
8042HNguyen, Nhu10/01/201709/30/2022 (INTEGRATED) The Hawaiian Soil Microbiome: Towards an Atlas of Diversity and Function of Hawaii's Soil Microbial Resources
2048RNovotny, Rachel12/05/201609/30/2021 Children's Healthy Living Network (CHLN) in the U.S. Affiliated Pacific Region (W1194)
2050HOdani, Jenee10/01/201709/30/2022 (INTEGRATED) Development and Promotion of Best Management Practices for Livestock Production in Hawaii
1126HOleson, Kirsten10/01/201309/30/2018 (INTEGRATED) Green Accounting for Hawaii: Assessing the Value of Hawaiian Natural Capital
5033HOwens, Daniel12/01/201609/30/2021 Identification and Mode of Action of Herbicidal Natural Products from Tropical and Subtropical Plants
862HPaull, Robert E10/01/201409/30/2019 (INTEGRATED) Postharvest Physiology of Fresh Hawaiian Commodities
8027RPaull, Robert E10/30/201309/30/2018 Improving Quality and Reducing Losses in Specialty Fruit Crops through Stroage Technologies (NE1336)
8033HRadovich, Theodore02/14/201509/30/2019 (INTEGRATED) Germplasm Selection and Management to Optimize Vegetable Quality and Yield in Tropical, Organic Production Systems
3527H Reilly, Andrew10/29/201309/30/2018 (INTEGRATED) Analysis of the consequences of appearance-related victimization on appearance management behaviors of Hawaii victims.
956HRubinoff, Daniel10/04/201709/30/2022 (INTEGRATED) A Reference and Research Collection of Native and Invasive Insect Species in Hawaii
1135HRyals, Rebecca10/01/201609/30/2021 Exploring Science-based Solutions for Climate-Smart Agriculture in Hawaii
2051HSeale, Andre P.08/05/201709/30/2021 (INTEGRATED) Physiological Effects of Environmental Stressors in a Key Finfish for Aquaculture
9026RSipes, Brent S12/19/201309/30/2018 Variability, Adaptation, and Management of Nematodes Impacting Crop Production and Trade (W3186)
9027HSipes, Brent S12/19/201309/30/2018 (INTEGRATED) Management of Plant-parasitic Nematodes in Tropical Agro-ecosystems
5025HSu, Wei-Wen Winston10/01/201309/30/2018 Expanding the Protein Co-expression Toolbox to Advance Agricultural Biotechnology
5034RSu, Wei-Wen Winston04/13/201709/30/2018 The Science and Engineering for a Biobased Industry and Economy (S1041)
266HThorne, Mark10/01/201409/30/2019 (INTEGRATED) Best Management Practices for the Sustainable Productivity of Hawaii's Range and Pasture Lands
9028HTian, Miaoying10/01/201409/30/2019 Dissecting Pathogenesis Mechanisms and Developing Novel Strategies to Control Basil Downy Mildew
2042HTitchenal, C. Alan10/06/201509/30/2018 (INTEGRATED) Exploring the Optimal Amount and Type of Dietary Protein for Health
1142HTsang, YinPhan10/01/201709/30/2022 Characterizing the Water Availability and Nutrient Transport of Hawaii's Watersheds and its Implication to Downstream Agriculture and Coastal Environment
1131HVaughan, Mehana10/20/201409/30/2019 (INTEGRATED) Kaiaulu - Community Management of Common Pool Resources in Hawaii: Increasing Understanding and Capacity for Social Ecological Resilience
9024HVillalobos, Ethel M10/18/201309/30/2018 (INTEGRATED) Where are the Bees? Quantifying and Responding to Pollinator Shortages on Oahu and the Big Island
9034RWang, Koon-Hui11/09/201609/30/2021 (INTEGRATED) Plant-Parasitic Nematode Management as a Component of Sustainable Soil Health Programs in Horticultural and Field Crop Production Systems (NE1640)
3025HYahirun, Jenjira10/01/201509/30/201709/30/2018Offspring Resources and Parental Health
3528RYancura, Loriena10/20/201409/30/2019 Interactions of individual, family, community, and policy contexts on the mental and physical health of diverse rural low-income families (NC1171)
3531HYancura, Loriena10/31/201609/30/2021 Improving Mental and Physical Health in People of Hawaii: Human-Animal Interactions in Community Settings
244R Yang, Jinzeng01/06/201409/30/2018 National Animal Genome Research Program (NRSP008)
2029HYang, Jinzeng04/10/201409/30/2018 Development of DNA-based Testing for Shrimp Broodstock Breeding Program
371HYee, Barbara10/01/201309/30/2018 (INTEGRATED) Health Beliefs and Lifestyle Practices in Asian and Pacific Islander Families
897HYost, Russell S.10/24/201309/30/2018 (INTEGRATED) Improving nutrient management to increase productivity, economic viability, and environmental health
3026HZan, Hua10/01/201509/30/2018 Employment, Retirement, and Informal Elder Caregiving of Individuals after Late Midlife