CTAHR research

The mission of the College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources is to support tropical agricultural systems that foster viable communities, a diversified economy, and a healthy environment.

In response to these goals, the college supports a wide range of research activities including biotechnology, conventional farming, organic farming, and integrated pest management. We are here to help all of our clients and we encourage the coexistence of all forms of agriculture. For examples of research in these areas, you can visit:

Classical breeding  
Corn breeding Dr. James L. Brewbaker
Anthurium breeding

Dr. Adelheid R. Kuehnle
Dr. Teresita Amore

Dendrobium breeding

Dr. Adelheid R. Kuehnle
Dr. Teresita Amore

Cultivar development in proteaceae floral crops Dr. Kenneth W. Leonhardt
Delayed fruit ripening Dr. Robert E. Paull
Hawaiian Taro Dr. John Cho
Ornamental Taro Dr. John Cho

Genetic Engineering  
Genetic engineering of papaya for virus resistance Dr. Richard M. Manshardt
Dr. Stephen A. Ferreira

Genetic engineering in for nematode resistance in pineapple

Dr. David A. Christopher

Dr. Brent Sipes

Genetic engineering of papaya for longer shelf life

Delayed flowering of pineapple

Dr. Robert E. Paull

Genetic engineering of banana and pineapple plants for virus resistance

Dr. John Hu

Disease resistance in Chinese taro - UPDATE Dr. Susan Miyasaka


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