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A Party 100 Years in the Making
A Party 100 Years in the Making CTAHR capped its first century by honoring our exceptional students, staff, faculty, and friends at the Centennial Homecoming and Awards Celebration, held April 12, 2007 at Hilton Hawaiian Village in Waikiki. UH President David McClain, U.S. Representative Mazie Hirono, and Hawai‘i Board of Agriculture Chairwoman Sandra Kunimoto addressed the gathering, paying tribute to the important roles that
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Welcoming Guests to Hawai‘i’s Table
Welcoming Guests to Hawai‘i’s Table In 2006, Hawai‘i’s 7.4 million visitors spent a record $12 billion. The state’s agricultural sales total about $2 billion.
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HAW-FLYPM: “Government at Its Best”
HAW-FLYPM: “Government at Its Best” Fruit fly pests have plagued Hawai‘i farmers since 1895. Today the state is home to four invasive fruit fly species, each of which attacks a different set of fruits and fleshy vegetables.
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Quality Care for Hawai‘i’s Keiki
Quality Care for Hawai‘i’s Keiki More than 60 percent of Hawai‘i’s children under age six live with working parents. For most of these youngsters, child care providers play a vital role in sparking their curiosity and preparing them for school.
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Fighting Wasps with Wasps
Fighting Wasps with Wasps In April 2005 a UH student in Manoa spotted strange swellings on the leaves of a coral tree (wiliwili haole), damage caused by a newly invasive wasp.
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4-H: Serving Those Who Serve
4-H: Serving Those Who Serve The years since September 11, 2001 have challenged America’s military families. More than 1.5 million soldiers have been deployed to Afghanistan and Iraq, including more than 420,000 reservists and members of the National Guard.
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Awareness Day Tradition Grows
Awareness Day Tradition Grows Good ideas are infectious. One good idea, a Kaua‘i tradition for more than a decade, has spread south to O‘ahu and the Big Island.
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Water for Farming’s Future
Water for Farming’s Future Much of Hawai‘i’s surface water infrastructure was developed by sugar plantations during the late 1800s and early 1900s.
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On the Runway, Ready to Launch
On the Runway, Ready to Launch On April 22, 2007, an annual event then in its fifth decade drew a lunchtime crowd of more than 750 to the Sheraton Waikiki.
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Soil: The Groundwork for Ag Success
Soil: The Groundwork for Ag Success For farmers, soil fertility is a high-stakes balancing act. Providing too little of a needed nutrient can lead to low yields or even crop failure.
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An Edible Rainbow, Fresh from the Farm
An Edible Rainbow, Fresh from the Farm How many servings of fruits and vegetables should we eat each day? Five? Nine? The nationwide, private–public partnership that introduced U.S. consumers to the concept of five-a-day has new, easy-to-remember advice: however many veggie and fruit portions you currently eat, more would be better.
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New Tools for Disease Detection
New Tools for Disease Detection Found throughout the tropics and subtropics, Ralstonia solanacearum causes bacterial wilt in more than 200 plant species.
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Meeting Local Needs Statewide
Meeting Local Needs Statewide When the College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts welcomed its first students in 1908, the entire school fit in a house on Young Street.
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