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Jari S  Sugano

Name :

Jari S Sugano

Title :

Extension Agent

Unit :

Department of Plant & Environmental Protection Sciences

Office :

Wahiawa Extension Office

Address :

910 California Ave
                    Wahiawa, HI 96786

Phone :

(808)622-4185

Fax :

(808)621-0928

E-mail :

suganoj@ctahr.hawaii.edu

Website :

http://cms.ctahr.hawaii.edu/suganoj/Home.aspx

Specialties :

Commercial edible crop production systems


Professional Prep/Appointments :


Jari S.K. Sugano

Extension Agent

Department of Plant and Environmental Protection Sciences

College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources

Wahiawa Extension Office

910 California Avenue

Wahiawa, HI 96786

 (808) 622-4185 (phone)

 (808) 622-1912 (fax)

Email:  suganoj@ctahr.hawaii.edu

 

Education:

M.S., Michigan State University, Agricultural and Extension Education (2001)

B.S., University of Hawaii at Mānoa, Agriculture (1996)

 

employment: 

November 2012- to Present –Extension Agent
Kaneohe Extension Office

                                    University of Hawaii at Mānoa

November 2006- to October 2012 –Associate Extension Agent (tenured)
Kaneohe Extension Office

                                    University of Hawaii at Mānoa

                                    College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources

January 2001 to October 2003 –Junior/Assistant Extension Agent
University of Hawaii at Mānoa

                                    College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources


 


Projects :


GRANTS RECEIVED:

1.     Sugano, J. and T. Radovich. 2016-2017. Deploying SOAP’s Hot Shot Team to Identified Hot Spot Locations to Advance Sustainable and Organic Agriculture Practices in Hawaii. Western SARE Professional Development Program: Enhanced State Program Grant Funding. $24,750.

2.     Sugano, J. and T. Radovich. 2015-2016. SARE Professional Development Program Plan for Hawai‘i. WSARE. $24,000.

3.     Sugano, J. , S. Kubo, T. Radovich, J. Uyeda, K. Wang, L. Kaufman, J. Bost, R. Corrales and P. Shingaki. Minimizing Pest Management Inputs via Evaluation and Modification of Commercial High Tunnel Systems. CTAHR Supplemental Project.2015-2017. $79,200.

4.     Uyeda, J. et al.  Statewide Integrated Multistate Citrus Variety Evaluation, CTAHR Supplemental. 2015-2017. $48,000. 

5.     Melzer, M., J. Hu, J. Sugano and S. Miyasaka.  Vegetatively-propagated crops of importance to Hawaii: pathogen identification, detection, and development of clean germplasm. CTAHR Integrated Hatch Project.2014-2019. $125,000.

6.     Wang, K.-H., A. Pant, J.  Sugano, and J. Uyeda. 2015-2018. Improving water use efficiency through no-till cover cropping and solarization. NRCS CIG (Hawaii) $74,951.

7.     Wang, K.-H., A. Pant, J. Sugano, J. Uyeda, and J. Defrank. 2015-2017. Sustainable Pest Management Approaches for High Tunnel Screenhouse Production in the Tropics. WSARE P&P $49,987.

8.     Uyeda, J., R. Paull, J. Sugano, S. Fukuda, K.-H. Wang, T. Radovich, C. Tamaru, and B. Fox. Hydroculture Hawaii Program, CTAHR Supplemental. 2013-2015. $51,500.

9.     Wang, K.-H., T. Radovich, A. Pant, N. Andrew, N. Hue, J. Sugano, J. Uyeda. 2014-2017. Promoting the use of cover crop calculator for the tropics as nitrogen management tool and the use of cover crops for soil health management guideline. NRCS CIG (National) $474,042+cost share = $952,943.

10.  Sugano, J., and T. Radovich 2014-2015. SARE Professional Development Program Plan for Hawai‘i. WSARE. $21,000.

11.  Wang, K.-H., A. Pant, T. Radovich, J. Sugano, C. Tamaru, B. Fox, J. Uyeda, S. Chiang, C. Chan-Halbrandt. 2013-2016. Center of Rural Agriculture Training for Entrepreneurship (CRATE) for the Pacific. NIFA AFRI AE&RC $489,094.

12.  Wang, K.-H., J. Tavares, J. Uyeda, T. Radovich, B. Fox, J. Sugano, and C. Tamaru. 2013-2015. Non-chemical based integrated pest management plans against insect pests in aquaponic vegetable and wetland taro agroecosystems. Western IPM $99,459.

13.  Sugano, J, J. Uyeda and T. Radovich. Commercializing Promising New Vegetable Hybrids  CTAHR Supplemental. 2013-2015. $53,000

14.  Miyasaka, S., A. Arakai, R. Hamasaki, J. Sugano, and J. Zee. Integrated Management Systems for Tropical Root Crops. CTAHR HATCH. $125, 000.

15.  Radovich, T., and J. Sugano. 2013-2014. SARE Professional Development Program Plan for Hawai‘i. WSARE. $18,000.

16.  Hara, A. 2013-2016. University of Hawaii Extension IPM Coordination and Support Program 2013, USDA NIFA. $86, 839

17.  Kawabata, AM, J Sugano, R Hamasaki, ST Nakamoto, Utilizing Grower Identified Risk Management Priorities to Lay an Educated Safety Net for AAPI* and Limited Resource Producers. 2012-2013. USDA, RMA. $99,985.

18.  Wang, K.H., T. Radovich, J. Sugano, M. Duponte, G. Sako, C. Evensen, R. Nagata, R. Uchida, and S. Miyasaka. 2011-2013 Evaluation of the benefits of Korean Natural Farming Practices on tropical vegetable crop production in Hawaii. USDA NRCS. $25,000.

19.  Wang, K.H., J. Sugano, T. Radovich, and J. Uyeda. 2012-2017. Developing Sustainable Organic Farming System through Cover Cropping in Hawaii. CTAHR Hatch Project.

20.  Sugano, J. et al.  LIFE Support. CTAHR Supplemental. 2012-2013. $94,000

21.  Wang, K.H. C. Hooks, and J. Sugano. An integrated disease management program for banana industries in the Pacific Islands. 2011-2013.NIFA. $18,731.

22.  Wang, K.T., C.R.R. Hooks, and J. Sugano, 2011-2013 An Integrated Disease Management Program for Banana Industries in the Pacific Islands. Western IPM, $100,000.

23.  Sugano, J, M.D.C. Diaz-Lyke, R.T. Hamasaki, and S.T. Nakamoto. Hawaii Risk Management School: Risk Management Education for AAPI*, Limited Resource Producers and Ranchers in Farm Safety, AGR-Lite and Crop Insurance, and Good Farming Practices. 2011-2012. USDA, RMA. $95,161

24.  Shimabuku, R., R. Mau and J. Sugano. Management of Iris Yellow Spot Virus on Onions in Hawaii. 2011-2013. CTAHR Catalyst Funds. $35,000.

25.  Nakamoto, S. et al. Risk Management/Crop Insurance Education for Hawaii’s Producers 2011-2012. USDA RMA, Targeted States Program.$245,780.

26.  Sugano, J., M. Kawate, J. Uchida, C. Kadooka, and M. Melzer. 2010-2012. Leaf Spotting and its Affect on Ti Leaf (Cordyline terminalis or fruticosa): for Laulau. $74,000. Hawaii Department of Agriculture.

27.  Sugano, J.S., M. Chou, S. Nakamoto. 2010-2011. Local Immigrant Farmer Education (LIFE) in Hawaii: Risk Management Training for Underserved Southeast Asian Growers of Hawaii. USDA Risk Management Agency.$100,000

28.  Radovich, T., N. Hue, J. Sugano, A. Ahmad, and A. Arakaki, Reducing Pacific Island growers’ reliance on off-island fertilizer sources through improved access and efficient use of local inputs. 2011-2014. $284,070.Western SARE.

29.  Wang,K., C.R. Hooks,and J. Sugano. An integrated disease management for banana industries in the Pacific Islands.Western Region, IPM. 2010. $94,564.

30.  Kaufman, L., M. Wright, K. Wang, and J. Sugano. Developing Sustainable Pest Control Practices Against Major Pests in Papaya in Hawaii. Western SARE. 2011 $148,174.00.

31.  J. Sugano, Kawate, M., Uchida, J., Kadooka, C., Melzer, M., Leaf Spotting and its Affect on Ti Leaf (Cordyline terminalis or fruticosa): for Laulau Operations. $74,000 from Hawaii Department of Agriculture. 2010-2012

32.  J. Sugano, Chou, M., Nakamoto, S, and Shimabuku, R. Local Immigrant Farmer Education Program: Risk Management Training Program for Limited Resource Underserved Southeast Asian Growers of Hawaii. $100,000 from USDA Risk Management Agency. 2010-2011.

33.  Wang, K.H., L. Kaufman, B. Sipes, T. Radovich, and J. Sugano. 2010-2012.An innovative cover cropping system for organic cucurbit growers in Hawaii. From nematode and pickleworm management improvement of pollinator habitat to soil conservation. $150,000.USDA NRCS. Sustainable and Organic Agriculture.

34.  Wang, K.-H., B.S. Sipes, J. Sugano, J. Uchida. 2010-2012. Reducing pesticides applications for nematodes, Fusarium wilt and weeds by soil solarization in Hawaii. $100,000. EPA-R9.

35.  Wang, K.H., C. Hooks, B. Sipes, J. Sugano, A. Arakaki, Using Conservation Tillage and Cover Crop Mixtures to Enhance Natural Enemies of Nematode Pest. $160,962, from TSTAR. 2010-2012.

36.  Spafford, H., J. Sugano and R. Mau. Ecology and conservation of biological control agents in Hawaiian horticulture. 128, 500 from UH CTAHR HATCH Funds. 2010-2012.

37.  Sugano, J., S. Swift, E. Villalobos, S. Nakamoto, and S. Fukuda. A Risk Management Training Program for Limited Resource Underserved Filipino, Southeast Asian and Other Growers of Hawaii. $196,963 from USDA Risk Management Agency. 2009-2010.

38.  Leary, J., K.H. Wang, J. Sugano, et al. Promoting adaptive management with ‘Tropic Sun’ sunn hemp in Hawaii for ecological strategies in weed control, nematode suppression and nutrient management. $53,758. WSARE Professional development application. 2008-2009.

39.  Swift, S., S. Nakamoto, E. Villalobos, and S. Fukuda. A Risk Management Training Program for Limited Resource Underserved Filipino, Southeast Asian and Other Growers of Hawaii. J. Sugano $147,666 from USDA Risk Management Agency.

40.  Wang, K.H., C. Hooks, J. Sugano et al. Sunn hemp and its allelopathic compounds for vegetable production in Hawaii and beyond. Western SARE. Research and Education. $156,105. 2008-2010.

41.  Hooks,C.R.R., S. Nelson, E. Peres, J. Sugano and K. Wang. Filling a void in the lives of banana growers: making micro-propagated plants and credible information a part of their daily lives. $60,000, from Western region IPM. 2008-2010.

42.  Wang, K.H., C.R.R. Hooks, B.S. Sipes, M. Wright, and J. Sugano. 2008-2010. Rehabilitationg Ex-Urea and Ex-nematicide addicts: Demonstrating how a green manure / solarization can be used to improve soil health while mainatianing pineapple productivity. NRCS CIG, $75,000.

43.  Wang, K.H, A. Hara, B. Sipes, C. Hooks, et al. Developing management strategies for a newly found plant-parasitic nematode, Helicotylenchus multicinctus, damaging banana plantings in Hawaii. $33,472 from Hawaii Department of Agriculture. 2008-2009.

44.  Hooks, C.R.R. , K. Wang, J Sugano, et al. Improving and extending the superhero status of sunn hemp to other growers in need of help. Western SARE Grant. $10,000. 2008-2009.

45.  Wang, K.H., C.R.R. Hooks, D. Rubinoff, E. Perez, and J. Sugano. Evaluating the potential use of imidicloprid and less susceptible banana cultivars to fight BBTV. USDA-ARS Specific cooperative agreements. $20,000. 2008-2010.

46.  Deenik, J. Participatory Approaches for Soil Organic Matter Management on Hawaii’s Intensive Vegetable Farms to Improve Soil Health and Crop Quality. TSTAR. 2006-2009.

47.  Radovich, T., and J. Sugano. Enhancing soil quality and fruit tree growth with Arachis pintoi cover crops in Hawai’i orchards. $28,991 from Hawaii Farm Bureau Federation. 2007-2009.

 

 

48.  Hooks, C.R.R., J. Sugano, K. Neupane, J. Hu, E. Perez, and S. Nelson Rehabilitating BBTV infected areas in Hawaii: Promoting disease free planting material in banana fields. $58,013 from USDA CSREES.

49.  Sugano, J., R. Mau, S. Fukuda. Food Quality and Protection Act: Increasing Food Safety and Minimizing Risk for Hawaii’s Small Scale Farming Communities. $38,609.00 from U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. September 2004 – October 2005.

 

 


Membership in Commodity/Business Organizations

Co-Program Leader, Western Region Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (WSARE) (2013-present)

Co-Program Leader, Sustainable and Organic Agriculture Program (SOAP) (2013-present)

Statewide program leader, Local and Immigrant Farmer Education (LIFE) (2009-present)

Instructor, Go Farms (2013-Present)

Basil Swat Team (2011-present)

Watercress Task Force (2004 – present)

Banana Action Group (2004-present)

Oahu Banana Growers Association (2003 – present)

Member, Hawaii Banana Industry Association (2003 – present)

USDA Local Work Group (2003-present)

Oahu County USDA Farm Service Emergency Board Member (2003-present)

East County Hawaii Farm Bureau Federation (2003 - present)

Hawaii Farm Bureau Federation (2003 - present)

American Farm Bureau (2003 - present)

 

Professional Organizations

Proposal Reviewer, Western Sustainable and Agriculture Research and Education (2013-present)

Advisor, Hawaii Cooperative of Organic Farmers (2007-present)

Member, Hawaii Farm Bureau Co Existence Team (2005-present)

National Association of County Agricultural Agents (2003 - present)

Hawaii Association of County Agricultural Agents (2003 - present)

CTAHR, Department of Plant and Environmental Protection Sciences (2001-present)

University of Hawaii Professional Assembly (2001 - present)

National Education Association (2001 - present)

International Agricultural and Extension Education Association, Member (2000)

 

University Service:

Member, UH Manoa Tenure and Promotion Review Committee (2007 & 2016)

Member, PEPS Department Personnel Committee (2013-2017)

Member, PEPS Department Personnel Committee (2010-2011)

Member, PEPS Department Personnel Committee (2007-2009)

 

Member, CTAHR Faculty Senate Extension Committee (2010-2011)

Member, CTAHR Faculty Senate Extension Committee (2008-2009)

Member, CTAHR Faculty Senate Extension Committee (2005-2007)

Chairperson, CTAHR Faculty Senate Extension Committee (2006-2007)

Member, CTAHR Faculty Senate (2010-2011)

Member, CTAHR Faculty Senate (2008-2009)

Member, CTAHR Faculty Senate (2005-2007)

 

Committees:

Chair, Strategic Planning: Extension Capacity Building: Technology (2016-2017)

Member, Technology Outreach Committee (2016-2017)

Member, Search Committee for CTAHR Assistant Researcher-Pollinators (2016-2017)

Member, Search Committee for CTAHR Assistant Extension Agent-Ornamental Crops

(2016-2017)

Member, Extension Technology Committee (2015-2016)

Member, Search Committee for CTAHR Associate Dean and Director of Extension (2013-2014)

Member, Dean’s website committee: (2012-2013)

Member, Dean’s Department Chair Task Force Search Committee: (2013)

Member, CTAHR Dean’s Committee on Food Safety (2011-present)

 

Member, Search Committee for CTAHR Dean and Director (2009-2010)

Member, Search Committee for TPSS Assistant Extension Agent: Oahu Edible Crops Extension Agent Position (2011)

Member, Search Committee for PEPS Associate Professor: Sustainable Pest Management Position (2010-2011)

Member, CTAHR Institutional Team for the eXtension. (2005-present)

Co-Chairperson, Oahu County Centennial Celebration (2008)

Member, CTAHR Strategic Implementation Team (2005-2006)

 

Chairperson, HACAA Teaching and Educational Technologies (2013-2017)

Secretary, Hawaii Association of County Agricultural Agents (HACAA) (2008-2011)

Chairperson, HACAA Early Career Development (2009-2010)

Chairperson, HACAA Teaching and Educational Technologies (2006-2008)