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Please Note: The CTAHR publications database reflects over a century of study by researchers and extension agents in the College. Much of the information contained in earlier publications is still of practical and technical use, and the documents are an unparalleled resource for Hawai'i agricultural and horticultural history. However, some publications also make recommendations that are no longer in accordance with more recent advances in understanding. For instance, they may specify pesticides or methods of using them that are no longer allowable under current State or federal regulations. Before using any pesticide, always read its label for approved uses, and follow label directions for application. Other publications may advocate the use of particular plant species that are now considered invasive. The Invasive Species Council is continually making assessments on this matter; see their Web site at for the latest recommendations on identification and control of these species.

2020-2021 Intergenerational Extension Programs Needs Assessment Report   [CF-16]  [2023]  PDF    
A comparison of agricultural input prices: Hawaii vs. its major competitors   [EI-20]  [2011]  PDF    
A Dairy Industry in Hawai‘i?   [LM-35]  [2019]  PDF    
A method of assessing new crop potential in Hawaii; a case study of the Hawaiian papaya industry   [RES-079]  [1987]  PDF    
A worksheet for nursery cost of production   [ITS-028]  [1987]  PDF    
Agriculture's contribution to Hawaii's economy -- an update   [EI-3]  [2002]  PDF    
Agriculture’s contribution to Hawaii’s economy   [EI-2]  [2000]  PDF    
Alternative crops for Hawaii: a bibliography of methodologies for screening   [RES-062]  [1985]  PDF    
An overview of seafood consumption and supply sources: Hawai‘i versus U.S.   [EI-22]  [2012]  PDF    
An update on the economic role of Hawaii's landscape services   [EI-5]  [2003]  PDF    
Beef Cattle Retained Ownership Analysis: Web-Based, Decision-Support Tools   [AS-8]  [2022]  PDF    
Beef Consumer Attitudes in Kauai County   [EI-28]  [2016]  PDF    
Benefit values of small neighborhood projects: Manoa Stream improvement   [EFS-25]  [1998]  PDF    
Capital in Hawaiian sugar: its formation and relation to labor and output, 1870-1957   [AEB-21]  [1961]  PDF    
Characteristics of Hawaii's retail forest industry in 2001   [EI-8]  [2006]  PDF    
Comparative advantage of selected agricultural products in Hawaii: a revealed comparative advantage assessment   [EI-11]  [2007]  PDF    
Comparative advantage trends of selected Hawaii agricultural products in the U.S. mainland market   [EI-14]  [2008]  PDF    
Comparison of cost structure and economic performance of Hawaii and U.S. mainland farms   [EI-21]  [2012]  PDF    
Competitiveness of Hawaii's agricultural products in Japan   [EI-19]  [2010]  PDF    
Costs of transporting fresh fruits and vegetables to Honolulu from Hilo and Los Angeles   [EI-18]  [2010]  PDF    
Do Hawaii producers pay higher freight costs for agricultural shipments to the U.S. mainland market than their foreign competitors?   [EI-10]  [2008]  PDF    
Economic impacts of improving Hawaii’s food self-sufficiency   [EI-16]  [2008]  PDF    
Economic impacts of shutting down Hawaii's sugar industry   [EI-6]  [2004]  PDF    
Economic implications of import barriers to protect the U.S. sugar industry with particular reference to Hawaii   [RS-058]  [1989]  PDF    
Economic value of Hawaii's forest industry in 2001   [EI-7]  [2004]  PDF    
Estimated impact on Hawaii's economy of replacing selected fresh vegetable and fruit imports   [EFS-7]  [1990]  PDF    
Estimated impact on Hawaii's economy of replacing selected fresh vegetable and fruit imports in 1991   [EFS-20]  [1993]  PDF    
Exporting: How It Can Benefit Hawaii and California Businesses   [ET-12]  [2012]  PDF    
Growth and stability of agricultural production in Hawaii: a portfolio analysis   [EI-9]  [2006]  PDF    
Hawai'i Residents' Perception of Farming, Weekly Purchases & Willingness to Spend More for Local Products   [MHI-3]  [2023]  PDF    
Hawaii avocado industry analysis, part 1: Supply focus   [EI-12]  [2007]  PDF    
Hawaii avocado industry analysis, part 2: Buyer preferences focus   [EI-15]  [2008]  PDF    
Hawaii Farmers Market and Agritourism Venues   [HI_Farmers_Market_and_Agritourism_Venues]  [2014]  PDF    
Hawaii's federally subsidized public school lunch program and the Hawaii Department of Education's food safety requirements for it   [FST-50]  [2012]  PDF    
Huge Benefits From Managing Little Fire Ant on the Big Island   [EI-26]  [2014]  PDF    
Industry analysis: identifying research and extension priorities for Hawaii's avocado, banana, citrus, and specialty fruits   [EI-17]  [2009]  PDF    
Lemons in Hawaii   [F_N-25]  [2013]  PDF    
Market situation for Hawaii-farmed ornamental fish   [EFS-26]  [1998]  PDF    
Marketing in Hawaii’s arts-and-crafts industry   [EFS-24]  [1998]  PDF    
Nursery Break-Even Price and Profit Estimator   [OF-57]  [2023]  PDF    
Practical business transition strategies   [ET-11]  [2011]  PDF    
Problems of Oahu's hog and poultry farmers: past and future   [PAS-4]  [1960]  PDF    
Producer Business Checkup   [EI-23]  [2013]  PDF    
Productive efficiency of the swine industry in Hawaii   [RS-077]  [1996]  PDF    
Questions and Answers on Crop Insurance for Hawai'i Coffee   [PD-127]  [2022]  PDF    
Reasons and methods for protecting farm areas on Oahu.   [PAS-2]  [1960]  PDF    
Reported Stressors and Desired Resources Expressed by Hawai'i Farmers and Ranchers   [MHI-2]  [2022]  PDF    
Some Demographic Characteristics of Farm Operators in Hawai‘i: A Century of Change   [EI-24]  [2014]  PDF    
Sources of agricultural credit in Hawaii   [RES-067]  [1986]  PDF    
Summary: agriculture's contribution to Hawaii's economy; an update   [EI-3b]  [2002]  PDF    
Tax pyramiding and tax exporting in Hawaii: an input-output analysis   [RES-102]  [1989]  PDF    
Tea   [EFS-8]  [1990]  PDF    
The Contribution of Agriculture to Hawai‘i’s Economy: 2013   [EI-27]  [2016]  PDF    
The contribution of agriculture to Hawaii’s economy: 2005   [EI-13]  [2008]  PDF    
The Economics of Coffee Production in Hawaii   [EI-25]  [2014]  PDF    
The economics of commercial banana production in Hawaii   [AB-08]  [1994]  PDF    
The economics of commercial wetland taro production in Hawaii   [AB-07]  [1994]  PDF    
The economics of revitalizing Hawaiian fishpond production   [AB-09]  [1995]  PDF    
The Impact of CBB on the Economics of Coffee Production in Hawai‘i: 2007–2012 USDA Census Analysis   [IP-46]  [2019]  PDF    
The Importance of Community Involvement for Small Farmers in Hawai‘i   [ET-17]  [2017]  PDF    
The importance of open-space value for land use policy in Hawaii   [EFS-23]  [1997]  PDF    
The linkages of agriculture to Hawaii's economy   [EI-4]  [2002]  PDF    
This Hawaii Product Went to Market   [ThisHawaiiProduct.web]  [2014]  PDF    
Trends in Hawaii's diversified agriculture   [PAS-1]  [1960]  PDF    
Want Fewer Emails? Use an Online Tool to Plan Extension Distribution Events   [ET-18]  [2023]  PDF    
What do anthurium buyers want in their flowers? Results of a market survey   [EFS-27]  [1998]  PDF    
What does diversified agriculture on Oahu mean to Honolulu consumers?   [PAS-7]  [1961]  PDF    
What is Oahu’s open space worth?   [EFS-21]  [1995]  PDF    

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