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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.

'Hoku Hawaii', the Hawaiian star protea   [CFS-PRO-3B]  [1992]  PDF    
‘‘Apapane’ and ‘‘I‘iwi’ Anthurium   [NPH-12]  [2011]  PDF    
‘Kathryn’ – a bright yellow sunburst protea   [CFS-PRO-3D]  [1992]  PDF    
‘Mahina Hawaii’ – the Hawaiian moon protea   [CFS-PRO-3C]  [1992]  PDF    
‘Pohaka la Hawaii’ – the Hawaiian sunbeam protea   [CFS-PRO-3A]  [1992]  PDF    
‘Rachel’ – a salmon-orange sunburst protea   [CFS-PRO-3E]  [1992]  PDF    
A study of some morphological and anatomical aspects of Anthurium andreanum Lind.   [RS-030]  [1984]  PDF    
A worksheet for nursery cost of production   [ITS-028]  [1987]  PDF    
Aalii   [OF-20]  [1995]  PDF    
Akia   [OF-12]  [1997]  PDF    
Anthurium 'Maui'   [NPH-A-12]  [2015]  PDF    
Anthurium culture in Hawaii   [RES-152]  [1995]  PDF    
Anthurium culture; with emphasis on the effects of some induced environments on growth and flowering   [TB-50]  [1962]  PDF    
Bacterial blight of anthurium   [CFS-AN-4A]  [1985]  PDF    
Bacterial leaf spot of hibiscus in Hawaii   [PD-72]  [2011]  PDF    
Bamboo for forest and garden   [OF-18]  [1997]  PDF    
Basic characteristics of media for container-grown plants   [GHGS-10]  [1980]  PDF    
Beach naupaka   [OF-14]  [1997]  PDF    
Best native plants for landscapes   [OF-40]  [2008]  PDF    
Biology, Management, and Updated Host Range of the Lobate Lac Scale (Paratachardina pseudolobata) in Hawaii's Urban Landscapes   [IP-34]  [2015]  PDF    
Bird-of-paradise   [OF-27]  [1998]  PDF    
Black spot of rose in Hawaii   [PD-80]  [2012]  PDF    
Bougainvillea   [OF-38]  [2007]  PDF    
Calonectria leaf spot of Forster sentry palm   [HB-77]  [1989]  PDF    
Care of potted poinsettias   [OF-44]  [2009]  PDF    
Carnation variety trial   [C2-51]  [1956]  PDF    
Coconut as an ornamental   [C1-478]  [1973]  PDF    
Coconut palms from seed   [OF-25]  [1996]  PDF    
Commercial Use of Native Hawaiian Plants   [OF-52]  [2020]  PDF    
Common gardenia   [OF-32]  [2006]  PDF    
Control of vegetative growth in hau (Hibiscus tiliaceus)   [HRN-5]  [1997]  PDF    
Coromandel   [OF-6]  [1997]  PDF    
Crape jasmine   [OF-1]  [1997]  PDF    
Crop improvement in Hawaii: past, present, and future   [MP-180]  [1982]  PDF    
Culture of ornamental proteas   [RB-147]  [1970]  PDF    
Cylindrocladium root rot of spathiphyllum   [HB-78]  [1989]  PDF    
Diseases and pests of carnation   [RES-107]  [1989]  PDF    
Diseases of tuberose in Hawaii   [C1-427]  [1968]  PDF    
Erythrina ‘Dominic’ and ‘Sophia: Two Erythrina Gall Wasp-Resistant Cultivars to Replace the ‘Tropic Coral’ Tall Wiliwili   [OF-58]  [2023]  PDF    
Ethephon forces plumeria for winter flowering   [HRN-13]  [2001]  PDF    
Evaluation and improvement of anthurium clones   [TB-58]  [1963]  PDF    
Fertilization of roses   [GHGS-27]  [1980]  PDF    
Ficus plants for Hawaii landscapes   [OF-34]  [2007]  PDF    
Foliar blight of spathiphyllum caused by Phytophthora   [HB-84]  [1989]  PDF    
Foxtail palm, Wodyetia bifurcata   [OF-45]  [2009]  PDF    
Fungal diseases of dendrobium flowers   [RES-133]  [1991]  PDF    
Greenhouse and Nursery Sanitation: Tools, Equipment, Workers, and Visitors   [OF-54]  [2021]  PDF    
Ground covers for warm climates   [RES-052]  [1985]  PDF    
Growing dendrobium orchids in Hawaii; production and pest management guide   [dendrobium_production]  [1999]  PDF    
Growing plants for Hawaiian lei -- 85 plants for gardens, conservation, and business     [2002]  PDF     For sale
Growing Plants for Hawaiian Lei: Introduced Annuals   [GrowingPlantsHawaiianLei_Annuals_reduced]  [2017]  PDF    
Growing Plants for Hawaiian Lei: Introduced Perennials   [GrowingPlantsHawaiianLei_Perennials_reduced]  [2017]  PDF    
Growing Plants for Hawaiian Lei: Native and Canoe Plants   [GrowingPlantsHawaiianLei_NativeCanoe_reduced]  [2017]  PDF    
Hala   [OF-17]  [1995]  PDF    
Hapuu (Hawaiian tree fern)   [OF-16]  [1997]  PDF    
Hawaiian ecosystems and culture; Why growing plants for lei helps to preserve Hawaii's natural and cultural heritage   [RM-16]  [2002]  PDF    
Hawaiian ti   [C1-481]  [1973]  PDF    
Hawaiian ti   [OF-33]  [2007]  PDF    
Height control of dendrobium orchid   [HRN-4]  [1997]  PDF    
Hemigraphis   [OF-7]  [1997]  PDF    
How to extend the life of tropical flowers   [Leaflet-51]  [1986]  PDF    
Hybrid lilies adaptability trial, island of Hawaii   [RES-064]  [1986]  PDF    
Ilima   [OF-15]  [1997]  PDF    
Increasing Anthurium Productivity in Volcanic Cinder, Using Irrigation and Nutrients   [OF-56]  [2022]  PDF    
Influence of Dip’n Grow on rooting of dwarf yaupon holly   [HRN-1]  [1997]  PDF    
Kauai white hibiscus   [OF-21]  [1995]  PDF    
King and queen sago   [RES-098]  [1988]  PDF    
Kupukupu fern   [OF-43]  [2008]  PDF    
Liriope, the “other” mondo grass   [liriope]  [1999]  PDF    
Mao (Hawaiian cotton)   [OF-13]  [1997]  PDF    
Mondo grass   [OF-28]  [1998]  PDF    
Monstera   [OF-5]  [1997]  PDF    
Naio   [OF-19]  [1995]  PDF    
Nandina (heavenly bamboo)   [OF-26]  [1998]  PDF    
Native Hawaiian plants for landscaping, conservation, and reforestation   [OF-30]  [1994]  PDF    
Naturalizing Orchids and the Hawaii Pacific Weed Risk Assessment System   [OF-51]  [2012]  PDF    
Non-invasive landscape plants with fragrant flowers   [OF-46]  [2010]  PDF    
Norfolk Island pine culture: collecting and storing seed, propagating, growing, harvesting, marketing   [C1-453]  [1972]  PDF    
NPK requirements of Vanda Miss Joaquim orchid plants   [RES-087]  [1987]  PDF    
Nursery Break-Even Price and Profit Estimator   [OF-57]  [2023]  PDF    
Nutrient deficiency in anthuriums   [RES-047]  [1984]  PDF    
Oahu white hibiscus   [OF-22]  [1995]  PDF    
Ohia lehua   [OF-11]  [1997]  PDF    
Oleander   [OF-4]  [1997]  PDF    
Orange colored plants for Hawaii landscapes   [OF-47]  [2010]  PDF    
Ornamental ginger, red and pink   [OF-37]  [2007]  PDF    
Ornamental heliconias   [C1-482]  [1974]  PDF    
Ornamental hibiscus in Hawaii   [B-29]  [1913]  PDF    
Ornamental hibiscus propagation and culture   [RB-175]  [1980]  PDF    
Ornamental Pests of Hawai'i: Disease Management of Protea and Leucospermum spp.   [OF-61]  [2023]  PDF    
Ornamental Pests of Hawai'i: Fungal and Nematode Associations and Symptoms on Protea and Leucospermum spp.   [OF-60]  [2023]  PDF    
Perennial bedding plants for Hawaii   [OF-41]  [2008]  PDF    
Perennial peanut groundcover   [OF-23]  [1997]  PDF    
Performance of wood products as media for culture of anthuriums   [RS-040]  [1985]  PDF    
Phytophthora diseases of orchids in Hawaii   [RES-129]  [1991]  PDF    
Pikake, a fragrant-flowered plant for landscapes and lei production   [OF-29]  [1999]  PDF    
Plant growth in potting media using compost   [HRN-10]  [1997]  PDF    
Plant Licensing: The Development of University of Hawai‘i–Grower Collaborations   [ET-16]  [2016]  PDF    
Plumeria   [OF-24]  [1998]  PDF    
Plumeria in Hawaii   [OF-31]  [2005]  PDF    
Plumeria rust   [PD-61]  [2009]  PDF    
Preliminary evaluation of compost for potting media mixtures   [HRN-9]  [1997]  PDF    
Producing potted ornamental ohelo   [OF-50]  [2010]  PDF    
Propagation and cultivation of ohelo   [F_N-13]  [2008]  PDF    
Pseudocercospora leaf spot of raphis palm   [HB-76]  [1989]  PDF    
Pythium root rot of spathiphyllum   [HB-090]  [1990]  PDF    
Pytotoxicity of insecticides and acaricides to anthuriums   [RES-097]  [1988]  PDF    
Red Ginger Viruses in Hawaii: A Symptom Identification Guide   [OF-59]  [2023]  PDF    
Red plants for Hawaii landscapes   [OF-49]  [2010]  PDF    
Response of mondo grass and weeds to preemergence herbicides   [HRN-6]  [1997]  PDF    
Rose growing in Hawaii   [C1-468]  [1972]  PDF    
Selling Hawaiian floral products; a market appraisal--part 1   [AEB-10]  [1956]  PDF    
Soil management for house plants   [GHGS-23]  [1980]  PDF    
Soil preparation for roses   [GHGS-25]  [1977]  PDF    
Southern magnolia   [OF-9]  [1996]  PDF    
Stephanotis ‘Isabella’ and ‘Puanani’: Superior New Cultivars for Landscape Uses and Cut-Flower Production   [OF-55]  [2021]  PDF    
Substituting Hawaii composts for peat in growing media for hibiscus   [HRN-12]  [1997]  PDF    
Substitutions for peat in Hawaii nursery production   [HRN-11]  [1997]  PDF    
The Hawaii Tropical Cut Flower Industry Conference: Growing into the 90’s   [RES-124]  [1991]  PDF    
Ti plants for Hawaii landscapes   [OF-36]  [2007]  PDF    
Tree ferns for Hawaii gardens (revised 2012)   [RES-144]  [1994]  PDF    
Tropical vines for Hawaii landscapes   [OF-35]  [2007]  PDF    
Using house plants to clean indoor air   [OF-39]  [2007]  PDF    
Variegated plants for Hawaii landscapes   [OF-48]  [2010]  PDF    
Vegetative propagation of alahee   [HRN-2]  [1997]  PDF    
Vegetative propagation of yellow ohia lehua   [HRN-3]  [1997]  PDF    
Viruses Affecting Hibiscus in Hawai'i: Their Detection and Management   [OF-62]  [2024]  PDF    
Viruses in Flowering Ginger  [PD-116]  [2019]  PDF    
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Watering your roses   [GHGS-26]  [1977]  PDF    
Wedelia   [OF-2]  [1997]  PDF    
Wiliwili   [OF-10]  [1997]  PDF    
Xeriscape plants   [OF-42]  [2008]  PDF    

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