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Wayne T  Nishijima

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Wayne T Nishijima

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Hawaii County

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Komohana Research and Extension Center

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875 Komohana Street
                    Hilo, HI 96720

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Specialties :

Papaya-Disease ManagementMacadamia Nuts-Disease ManagementFruits in gen.-Disease ManagementVegetables in gen.-Disease ManagementOrnamentals in gen.-Disease ManagementForestry in gen.-Disease ManagementPapaya-PostharvestMacadamia Nuts-PostharvestFr

Professional Prep/Appointments :

Univ of Washington BS Forest Sciences Univ of Hawaii-Manoa MS Botanical Sciences Univ of Wisconsin-Madison PhD Plant Pathology

Projects :

Resistance of papaya cultivars to Enterobacter cloacae: Significance to food quality for value added products. (Nishijima, Nishijima K., Armystrong, Wall, Ming, Moore & Fitch) Developing a broad disease resistance in Carica papaya against fungal diseases. (Nishijima & Zhu) Molecular characterization of disease resistance loci to Phytophthora in Carica papaya. (Nishijima, Zhu, Ming, Moore)

General Interests :

Diseases of tropical crops and their management; papaya postharvest diseases; tree and forest pathology; disease diagnostics; emergency disaster education; farm food safety.

Selected Publications :

Paull, R.E., W. Nishijima, M. Reyes, C. Cavaletto. 1997. Postharvest handling and losses during marketing of papaya (Carica papaya L.) Postharvest Biology and Technology 11:165-179. Nishijima, W.T. 1994. Papaya diseases, Ed. In: Ploetz, R.C., G.A. Zentmyer, W.T. Nishijima, K.G. Rohrbach, and H.D. Ohr. 1994 Compendium of Troopical Fruit Diseases, Amer. Phytopathol. Soc. Press, 88 pp. Nishijima, W.T. 1996. Ethylene Thiourea: Hawaii Papaya Market Basket Study. UH CTAHR Internal Report HWN-94-01, 56 p. Alvarez, A. and W.T. Nishijima. 1987 Postharvest diseases of papaya. Plant Disease 71:681.686