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2007


December


Alan Titchenal & Joannie Dobbs: Put focus on fitness, not weight loss. — Honolulu Star-Bulletin, 12/29/2007


Economist Cathy Chan-Halbrendt and Kona farmer and CTAHR collaborator Ken Love are among the authors of a paper analyzing Hawaii’s avocado industry. Love brought 500 pounds of avocados to Oahu for a series of tasting events. — The Honolulu Advertiser, 12/19/2007


Alan Titchenal & Joannie Dobbs: Vitamin C can halve cold risk during strain. — Honolulu Star-Bulletin, 12/15/2007


Jay Deputy recommends an annual dressing of compost plus fertilizer treatments as needed to keep your lawn well nourished. — The Honolulu Advertiser, 12/14/2007


Alan Titchenal and Joannie Dobbs: B vitamins are unsung heroes of good health. — Honolulu Star-Bulletin, 12/1/2007


Buy Fresh, Buy Local: There are 200 avocado varieties grown in Hawaii, and Ken Love of the Love Family Farm in Kona grows 100 of them. — KITV Channel 4 Morning Show, 12/1/2007



November


A $1.25-million, four-year grant from Iraq's Kurdistan Regional Government is supporting CTAHR's efforts to rebuild agricultural education institutions in northern Iraq. — The Honolulu Advertiser, 11/24/2007


In spots where grass isn't the best choice, Jay Deputy recommends wedelia as an alternative ground cover. — The Honolulu Advertiser, 11/23/2007


Alan Titchenal and Joannie Dobbs: Vitamin B-12 deficiency impairs brain. — Honolulu Star-Bulletin, 11/17/2007


Extension agents Alton Arakaki and Glenn Teves are concerned about how much water would be required for a proposed development of 200 homes at Laau Point. Former CTAHR Board of Advisors member Colette Machado feels that the proposal is a good compromise between development and land conservation. — The Honolulu Advertiser, 11/16/2007


Alan Titchenal and Joannie Dobbs: A healthy diet should be high in folate. — Honolulu Star-Bulletin, 11/3/2007


White, sticky muck on your papayas? Jari Sugano and Steve Fukuda can help you control that papaya mealybug infestation. — The Honolulu Advertiser, 11/2/2007


Gowns designed by Ethel Shiraki de Saussure Guyer have been donated to the UH Costume Collection. Collection. CTAHR instructor and collection curator Carol D'Angelo is impressed by the forward-looking creativity of the donated pieces. — Honolulu Star-Bulletin, 11/1/2007


Buy Fresh, Buy Local: In honor of Thanksgiving, the KITV Morning Show featured Okinawan sweet potato from farmer Norman Sadoyama's farm in Waiahole Valley. — KITV Channel 4 Morning Show, 11/1/2007



October


Returning student and Family Resources major Pamela Nakanelua , the current recipient of CTAHR's Sachiyuki Masumoto Scholarship, has been honored as one of UH Manoa's first group of 25 Osher Reentry Scholars. — The Honolulu Advertiser, 10/29/2007


Jay Deputy reports that mondo grass, a member of the lily family, is a shade-tolerant ground cover that can serve as an alternative to turf grass. — The Honolulu Advertiser, 10/26/2007


Recent APDM graduate and fashion designer Leah Evans releases her fall 2007 collection (scroll down to "Sew Right"). — The Honolulu Advertiser, 10/21/2007


Alan Titchenal and Joannie Dobbs: Though B6 is important, don’t overdose. — Honolulu Star-Bulletin, 10/20/2007


CTAHR Board of Advisors member Harold Tanouye poses with a prize-winning anthurium bred by CTAHR’s Haruyuki Kamemoto, Heidi Kuehnle, Tessie Amore, John Kunisaki, Joanne Lichty, and Janice Uchida. ‘Tropic Sunrise’ was entered by Tanouye’s Green Point Nurseries in the Society of American Florists' 2007 Outstanding Varieties Competition and won a blue ribbon. — The Honolulu Advertiser, 10/15/2007


Apparel Product Design and Merchandizing students Matt Breuning and Kiry Kravanh offer tips for staying stylish in Hawaii’s tropical climate. — Ka Leo o Hawaii, 10/15/2007


Skip Bittenbender thinks that the quality of Hawaii-grown cacao has the potential to match that of Kona’s world-famous coffee. — The Honolulu Advertiser, 10/14/2007


‘Tropic Sunrise’, a CTAHR-bred anthurium, takes a blue ribbon at the Society of American Florists' 2007 Outstanding Varieties Competition. — Honolulu Star-Bulletin, 10/13/2007


CTAHR hopes to move sheep operations at its Waialee Livestock Farm on the North Shore closer to campus at a site in Waimanalo, according to Dean Andy Hashimoto and Human Nutrition, Food and Animal Sciences chair James Carpenter. Associate Dean / The college has already sold the Waialee dairy herd to Oahu’s last surviving dairy, Pacific Dairy, reports Associate Director for Research C.Y. Hu. — Honolulu Star-Bulletin, 10/8/2007


Water from the Wahiawa Irrigation System is a vital resource for many Oahu farmers reports CTAHR Board of Advisors member Susan Matsushima. — The Honolulu Advertiser, 10/8/2007


Alan Titchenal and Joannie Dobbs: Niacin cures now-rare skin condition. — Honolulu Star-Bulletin, 10/6/2007


Buy Fresh, Buy Local: Grown in off-shore cages on the Kona Coast, Kona Kampachi is sought after by great chefs all over the world. — KITV Channel 4 Morning Show, 10/1/2007



September


Protecting the Sea from the Land — CTAHR feature story, 9/27/2007


The Hawaii Foods Web site, a joint effort by CTAHR and the UH Cancer Research Center, provides nutritional information on local foods as well as recipes and diet analysis. — Honolulu Star-Bulletin, 9/26/2007


The Hawaii Foods Web site, a joint effort by CTAHR and the UH Cancer Research Center, provides nutritional information on local foods as well as recipes and diet analysis. — The Honolulu Advertiser, 9/26/2007


Cyndy Kahalewale, project coordinator for the new Hawaii Foods Web site, shares some of her favorite recipes from the on-line nutrition resource. — The Honolulu Advertiser, 9/26/2007


Among the participants in the Hawaii 2050 Sustainability Summit are members of the CTAHR Board of Advisors Senator Russell Kokubun and Dean Okimoto. — The Honolulu Advertiser, 9/23/2007


UH researchers have found that kava consumption is associated to increased levels of a liver enzyme, but the study did not link kava drinking to liver damage. The story quotes Skip Bittenbender, who hosts a Friday afternoon kava circle and is an organizer of the upcoming kava festival to be held on the McCarthy Mall at UH Manoa on October 6, 2007. — The Honolulu Advertiser, 9/22/2007


Alan Titchenal and Joannie Dobbs: Riboflavin works with other vitamins. — Honolulu Star-Bulletin, 9/22/2007


Former CTAHR Board of Advisors member Richard Ha recommends that Hawaii grow more of its own food to improve our future food security. — The Honolulu Adversiser, 9/20/2007


Little fire ant infestations on the Big Island and Kauai pose a growing threat to human and animal health. — The Honolulu Star-Bulletin, 9/18/2007


Little fire ant infestations on the Big Island and Kauai pose a growing threat to human and animal health. — The Seattle Post-Intelligencer, 9/17/2007


Little fire ant infestations on the Big Island and Kauai pose a growing threat to human and animal health. — The San Diego Union-Tribune, 9/17/2007


Distinguished food production expert Dr. Donald Plunknett, who had a twenty-year career with the college and was named CTAHR’s first Outstanding Alumnus in 1989, dies at age 75. — The Washington Post, 9/16/2007


Tired of poi shortages? Try growing your own taro, recommend Jari Sugano and Steve Fukuda. — The Honolulu Advertiser, 9/14/2007


Alan Titchenal and Joannie Dobbs: B-1 deficiency causes serious health woes. — Honolulu Star-Bulletin, 9/8/2007


By emptying containers of standing water and using insecticides, including environmentally friendly larvacides, you can cut help control mosquito populations and protect against mosquito-borne diseases, suggests Jay Deputy. — The Honolulu Advertiser, 9/7/2007


Buy Fresh, Buy Local: The HMSA Island Fresh Festival promotes healthy lifestyles and island-grown fruits and vegetables. — KITV Channel 4 Morning Show, 9/1/2007



August


Associate dean/associate director for research C.Y. Hu describes the college’s decision to sell its last herd of dairy cows. — The Honolulu Advertiser, 8/28/2007


Alan Titchenal and Joannie Dobbs: Poorly planned veggie diet can lack nutrients. — Honolulu Star-Bulletin, 8/25/2007


Extension specialist Donna Ching facilitates a meeting on Molokai to help diverse groups find common ground on the contentious issue of water rights. — The Molokai Dispatch, 8/23/2007


A team of researchers led by CTAHR’s Loriena Yancura has found that older men who handle stress better have higher blood levels of good cholesterol. — Revolution Health, 8/20/2007


A team of researchers led by CTAHR’s Loriena Yancura has found that older men who handle stress better have higher blood levels of good cholesterol. — Forbes, 8/19/2007


Fashions by recent CTAHR grads Leah Evans and Liezel Pagala are featured at a benefit launch party held at the Candy Shop, a Kakaako boutique. — The Honolulu Advertiser, 8/17/2007


Apparel Product Design and Merchandising senior Minako McCarthy takes the top student design prize at the 2007 Art and Design/Apparel and Textiles Juried Showcase and Exhibition, part of the American Association of Family & Consumer Sciences’ 98th Annual Conference & Expo. Her work, “Kona Dream,” comprises a silk camesole and skirt dyed with Kona coffee. — Honolulu Star-Bulletin, 8/16/2007


Ground is broken at the site of the new Molokai Extension Office. — The Molokai Dispatch, 8/16/2007


Alan Titchenal and Joannie Dobbs: Vitamin K helps bones, brain and eyes. — Honolulu Star-Bulletin, 8/11/2007


The ‘Centennial’ anthurium developed by Heidi Kuehnle, Tessie Amore, John Kunisaki, Joanne Lichty, Janice Uchida, and professor emeritus Haruyuki Kamemoto has inspired the printing of commemorative postage stamps. Miles Hakoda designed the stamps for former faculty member and vice-president of the Women’s Campus Club, Brigitte Campbell. — Honolulu-Star Bulletin, 8/10/2007


According to Jay Deputy, St. Augustine grass tolerates salt and shade, but tends to wear down underfoot and develops a thick, spongy thatch. — The Honolulu Advertiser, 8/10/2007


Container plantings can turn your lanai into a green oasis. Richard Criley offers tips on how to make the most of your garden in the sky. — The Honolulu Advertiser, 8/6/2007


Milton Yamasaki, a farm manager with CTAHR’s Cooperative Extension Service in Hawaii County, is the University of Hawaii’s 2007 nominee for State Employee of the Year. — The Honolulu Advertiser, 8/2/2007


Buy Fresh, Buy Local: KITV's Mahealani Richardson made an early call with Hau`ula farmer Terry Shintaku who grows tasty hydroponic tomatoes. The live segments at the farm showed how these special tomatoes are grown without soil. — KITV Channel 4 Morning Show, 8/1/2007



July


Alan Titchenal and Joannie Dobbs: Debate surrounds vitamin E. — Honolulu Star-Bulletin, 7/28/2007


In a news segment reported by Kirk Matthews, CTAHR’s Marika Ripke describes how Hawaii measures up in 2007 Kids Count, a state-by-state comparison of 10 child and youth health and wellbeing indicators produced by the Annie E. Casey Foundation (http://www.kidscount.org/sld/databook.jsp). — KHON 2 News, 7/25/2007


According to the 2007 Kids Count analysis of 10 indicators of child and youth health and wellbeing (http://www.kidscount.org/sld/databook.jsp), Hawaii ranks 11th overall among the 50 states, up from 21st in 2006. Marika Ripke, project coordinator of Hawaii Kids Count, notes that improvement is needed in the area of child mortality, which has increased by 40 percent since 2000, largely due to traffic-related fatalities. — The Honolulu Advertiser, 7/25/2007


Marika Ripke reports that traffic fatalities account for 80 percent of child deaths in Hawaii. She hopes that a 2006 state law that extends the requirement for use of child safety or booster seats from age 4 to age 8 will shrink the state’s growing child mortality rate. — Honolulu Star-Bulletin, 7/25/2007


Joannie Dobbs recommends reading labels carefully to determine how much sugar, fat, and salt your foods contain. — Island Scene, 7/23/2007


CTAHR’s Richard Ogoshi and Goro Uehara are among those investigating possible crops for biofuel production in Hawaii. — Honolulu Star-Bulletin, 7/22/2007


In an article highlighting the growth of the Big Island’s tropical fruit industry, Kent Fleming cites lychee as a crop with great potential for export to the mainland. — The Honolulu Advertiser, 7/17/2007


Alan Titchenal and Joannie Dobbs: Many don’t get enough vitamin D. — Honolulu Star-Bulletin, 7/14/2007


Designs Shine at Centennial Fashion Show — CTAHR feature story, 7/9/2007


In a feature on the varroa mite that has infested Oahu honeybees and threatens the Big Island’s significant beekeeping industry, CTAHR’s Carl Evensen, Mike Nagao, and Skip Bittenbender and former CTAHR Board of Advisors member Richard Ha describe how the loss of these important pollinators will affect Hawaii crops. — The Honolulu Advertiser, 7/8/2007


Ania Wieczorek, Johannes (Jaco) Le Roux, Carol Tran, and Mark Wright publish a surprising finding that fountain grass specimens found in Hawaii, where the plant is a highly invasive weed, are genetically identical to specimens found throughout the grass’s range in Africa. Despite this genetic uniformity, fountain grass is adapted to a wide range of environments. — The Hawaii Tribune-Herald, 7/7/2007


Ania Wieczorek, Johannes (Jaco) Le Roux, Carol Tran, and Mark Wright publish a surprising finding that fountain grass specimens found in Hawaii, where the plant is a highly invasive weed, are genetically identical to specimens found throughout the grass’s range in Africa. Despite this genetic uniformity, fountain grass is adapted to a wide range of environments. — The Honolulu Advertiser, 7/6/2007


Gov. Linda Lingle releases funds for renovations at the Komohana Research and Extension Center in Hilo. — The Honolulu Advertiser, 7/5/2007


This month and next, Oahu residents can attend free seminars on termite identification, biology, prevention, and control presented by CTAHR’s Julian Yates. — The Honolulu Advertiser, 7/1/2007



June


Alan Titchenal and Joannie Dobbs: Too much Vitamin A can be toxic. — Honolulu Star-Bulletin, 6/30/2007


You may not have a yard, but you can have an orchard. Jari Sugano describes a few of the more than 400 fruits that you can pick for yourself at Frankie’s Nursery in Waimanalo. — The Honolulu Advertiser, 6/22/2007


Alan Titchenal and Joannie Dobbs: Vitamins essential to complete diet. — Honolulu Star-Bulletin, 6/16/2007


Apparel Product Design and Merchandising alumna Laura Kodama has found success as a real estate developer with Castle & Cooke. — The Honolulu Advertiser, 6/11/2007


Summer speeds up turfgrass growth. Your lawn may benefit from thatch removal and core aeration and will require more mowing, more water, and fertilizer, notes Jay Deputy. — The Honolulu Advertiser, 6/8/2007


Monica Tan, an office manager assistant in the Human Nutrition, Food and Animal Sciences department, is one of four UH Manoa students who were recently honored with scholarships for their exceptional service as student employees. — The Honolulu Advertiser, 6/6/2007


By reviving the college’s past practice of industry analysis, CTAHR seeks to help organic and sustainable farmers on Molokai avoid pitfalls that hamper their growth. Assistant researcher Ted Radovich and community development specialist Linda Cox are quoted. — The Molokai Times, 6/3/2007


Dairy specialist C.N. Lee reports initial findings that some Oahu milk may be at risk for souring before its expiration date. — The Honolulu Advertiser, 6/3/2007


CTAHR’s Joannie Dobbs and Alan Titchenal bring their nutrition acumen to the judging of Dr. Jack Scaff's Memorial Day 2007 Hawaii State Chili Cook-off. — Honolulu Star-Bulletin, 6/3/2007


Alan Titchenal and Joannie Dobbs: Body needs all the essential nutrients. — Honolulu Star-Bulletin, 6/2/2007


Buy Fresh, Buy Local: During the summer months, the BUY FRESH - BUY LOCAL segments will be going live from a Hawaii farm. This month features Sumida Farms, which provide about 75% of the watercress grown in the state. — KITV Channel 4 Morning Show , 6/1/2007



May


Former CTAHR Dean William R. Furtick died on May 16, 2007 at the age of 80. A weed scientist who spent much of his career promoting international agricultural development, Dr. Furtick served as CTAHR’s dean between 1976 and 1980. — The Corvallis Gazette-Times, 5/23/2007


Dean Andy Hashimoto and Associate Dean for Academic Affairs Charly Kinoshita discuss what sustainability means to Hawaii in terms of climate change, growth, and the transition from plantations to diversified agriculture. — Honolulu Star-Bulletin, 5/20/2007


Alan Titchenal and Joannie Dobbs: Fish-eaters may be focusing on healthy foods. — Honolulu Star-Bulletin, 5/19/2007


A genetically engineered cyanobacterium (or blue-green alga) can convert carbon dioxide into a biofuel, ethanol. Professor Patrick Fu is developing this technology, which is lauded by C.Y. Hu, CTAHR's associate dean/associate director of research. — The Honolulu Advertiser, 5/12/2007


John Hashimoto, the late father of retired CTAHR extension agent Clark Hashimoto, is described as "Maui's grandfather of agri-tourism" in a memorial tribute. — Maui News, 5/11/2007


The tradeshow portion of the Landscape Industry Council of Hawaii's 2007 Green Industry Conference & Trade Show is free and open to the public. Jay Deputy invites all to attend. — The Honolulu Advertiser, 5/11/2007


Nutrition educator Carissa Poon is coordinating Hawaii's "Fruits and Veggies: More Matters" campaign to encourage consumers to increase the amount of fruits and vegetables in their diet. — Honolulu Star-Bulletin, 5/9/2007


Extension economist Stuart Nakamoto, former CTAHR Board of Advisors member Richard Ha, and a recent CTAHR study on Hawaii’s livestock industries are quoted in an article that explains why the percentage of imported produce is rising even as the amount of produce grown locally has increased. — The Honolulu Advertiser, 5/7/2007


Alan Titchenal and Joannie Dobbs: Added sugar sabotages healthy diet . — Honolulu Star-Bulletin, 5/5/2007



April


Extension specialist Steve Ferriera describes how the availability of funding dollars affects biotechnology research. Associate Dean/Associate Director for Research C.Y. Hu worries that reluctance to pursue the genetic engineering of pest- and disease-resistant crops could spell future trouble for some local industries. Vegetable crop specialist Hector Valenzuela argues that razing papaya trees throughout the state would have been a better solution to the papaya ringspot virus than the development of genetically engineered virus-resistant papayas. — The Honolulu Advertiser, 4/30/2007


About 500 Oahu fifth-graders attended the island's first Agricultural and Environmental Awareness Day, held April 26, 2007, at the Urban Garden Center in Pearl City. — Honolulu Star Bulletin, 4/27/2007


CTAHR Board of Advisors member Dean Okimoto realizes a dream as his Nalo Greens go on sale at local retail markets. — MidWeek, 4/25/2007


Alan Titchenal and Joannie Dobbs: Jack Sprat missed out on essential acids. . — Honolulu Star-Bulletin, 4/21/2007


At the Sheraton Waikiki on April 22, 2007, graduating seniors in CTAHR's apparel design program present their diverse fashion lines to the public. — The Honolulu Advertiser, 4/20/2007


Among the highlights of the CTAHR Centennial Homecoming and Awards Celebration is a roast of Dean Okimoto by emcee Derek Kurisu, Chef Roy Yamaguchi, and Mayor Mufi Hannemann. Dean, who received the college’s 2007 Ka Lei Hano Heritage Award, is the owner/operator of Nalo Farms, president of the Hawaii Farm Bureau Federation, and a member of the CTAHR Board of Advisors. — Honolulu Star-Bulletin, 4/15/2007


The Urban Garden Center in Pearl City hosts the Gardening for Seniors open house. Among the plants on display are nutritious vegetables that elders can grow easily, and Master Gardeners are available to answer questions. — The Honolulu Advertiser, 4/13/2007


Nan-Yao Su, the inventor of termite baiting, will be honored as outstanding alumnus for 2007 by the University of Hawaii's College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources. — Pacific Business News, 4/9/2007


Alan Titchenal and Joannie Dobbs: Burn calories without burning out. — Honolulu Star-Bulletin, 4/7/2007


Buy Fresh, Buy Local: This month's segment features Twin Bridge Farms, which covers 250 acres of former Waialua Sugar Company land on Oahu. The farm is most famous for its tasty and tender asparagus. Partners Milton Agader and Al Medrano also grow tomatoes, potatoes, onions, papaya and seed crops such as corn and sunflower. — KITV Channel 4 Morning Show, 4/1/2007



March


Sen. Daniel K. Akaka lauds University of Hawaii College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources' 100-year mark — The Honolulu Advertiser, 3/29/2007


Alan Titchenal and Joannie Dobbs: Balancing the facts on fiber. — Honolulu Star-Bulletin, 3/24/2007


As chef Alan Wong tours the Big Island, his stops include CTAHR’s Mealani Research Station, where he discusses possible niche crops with farm manager Milton Yamasaki. — The Honolulu Advertiser, 3/21/2007


Farm manager Milton Yamasaki shares the green tea grown at Mealani Research Station with chef Alan Wong and members of his restaurant staff. — The Honolulu Advertiser, 3/21/2007


On a visit to the Manoa campus, third graders from Fern Elementary make some six-legged friends; junior entomology researcher Luc Leblanc is among the mentors helping to spark the kids’ interest in higher education. — The Honolulu Advertiser, 3/10/2007


Alan Titchenal and Joannie Dobbs: Too much carb cutting affects your brain. — Honolulu Star-Bulletin, 3/10/2007


“Style and Sin,” a fundraiser held at O Lounge, helps Apparel Design and Merchandising Students defray the cost of the “Centennial Seven” spring fashion show. — The Honolulu Advertiser, 3/8/2007


Fueling the Future — CTAHR feature story, 3/8/2007


Emeritus professor Haruyuki Kamemoto, Dr. Heidi Kuehnle, Dr. Tessie Amore, John Kunisaki, Joanne Lichty, and Dr. Janice Uchida all contributed to the development of the ‘Centennial’ anthurium, named to honor the first hundred years of the University of Hawaii and its founding college, CTAHR. — Honolulu Star-Bulletin, 3/5/2007


Removal and proper disposal of damaged fruit, use of an appropriate protein bait, and bagging the developing fruits to allow air in but keeps pests out will minimize the impact of fruit flies on your garden, advises Jari Sugano. — The Honolulu Advertiser, 3/2/2007


Emeritus professor Haruyuki Kamemoto, Dr. Heidi Kuehnle, Dr. Tessie Amore, John Kunisaki, Joanne Lichty, and Dr. Janice Uchida all contributed to the development of the ‘Centennial’ anthurium, named to honor the first hundred years of the University of Hawaii and its founding college, CTAHR. — The Honolulu Advertiser, 3/2/2007


Buy Fresh, Buy Local: The Easter Bunny says, "Buy Fresh - Buy Local," when it comes to eggs! Download the recipe for the Ultimate Vegetable Tofu Omelet from Big City Diner. — KITV Channel 4 Morning Show, 3/1/2007



February


Interest in surinam cherry, also known as pitanga, has surged since the tangy fruit was used as the key ingredient in a sorbet created by the winner of the “Top Chef” television program. Extension specialist John Griffis is working to improve cultivation practices and to develop a method to encourage year-round fruiting. — The Honolulu Advertiser, 2/28/2007


John Griffis shares his recipe for Surinam cherry pie. — The Honolulu Advertiser, 2/28/2007


Alan Titchenal and Joannie Dobbs: Protein is a crucial part of sound diet. — Honolulu Star-Bulletin, 2/24/2007


Researcher Susan Miyasaki recommends a legislative compromise that would ban for ten years the genetic engineering of Hawaiian taro but allow continued work on genetically engineered Chinese taro — Honolulu Star-Bulletin, 2/18/2007


Jay Deputy gives Bermuda grass high marks for durability and drought resistance but notes that it requires full sun and plenty of fertilizer. — The Honolulu Advertiser, 2/16/2007


Kendra Kawamura, a 4-H member and junior at Kauai High School, was named one of Hawaii’s top two youth volunteers by Prudential Financial in partnership with the National Association of Secondary School Principals for her project to beautify a local soup kitchen. — dBusiness News, 2/14/2007


Alan Titchenal and Joannie Dobbs: Protein plays a strong role in the body. . — Honolulu Star-Bulletin, 2/10/2007


Center on the Family director Sylvia Yuen and data manager Shijen He discuss a report co-published by COF and Aloha United Way that finds one-third of island residents are not economically self-sufficient. — The Honolulu Advertiser, 2/3/2007


Buy Fresh, Buy Local: Sugarland Farms in Kunia, Oahu, is one of the largest farms in Hawaii, supplying local residents with fresh produce such as green peppers, tomatoes, head cabbage, Chinese cabbage, apple bananas and the juiciest watermelons. — KITV Channel 4 Morning Show, 2/1/2007



January


Extension agent Stuart Nakamoto discusses prospects for blueberries, a potential niche crop for Hawaii. CTAHR will be planting two large research plots to investigate blueberry yields and marketability. — The Honolulu Advertiser, 1/29/2007


Alan Titchenal and Joannie Dobbs: Make sure you consume enough water. — Honolulu Star-Bulletin, 1/27/2007


Each of Hawaii’s four major species fruit fly has a different range of host plants, and the males of each species are attracted to a different chemical lure, reports Jari Sugano. — The Honolulu Advertiser, 1/26/2007


John Yanagida, former graduate chair of CTAHR’s Natural Resources and Environmental Management department, will be honored at the CTAHR Centennial Homecoming and Awards Celebration with the 2007 Ka Pouhana (mentor) award. — Ka Nupepa, 1/24/2007


During winter’s cooler, wetter months, lawns grow more slowly and require less frequent mowing, watering, and fertilizing, reports Jay Deputy. — The Honolulu Advertiser, 1/19/2007


My Summer Vocation — CTAHR feature story, 1/17/2007


Alan Titchenal and Joannie Dobbs: People should meet essential nutrient needs. — Honolulu Star-Bulletin, 1/13/2007


A Center on the Family report finds that in 2030, 27 percent of Hawaii residents will be aged 60 or over, up from 18 percent today. With nursing beds, nurses, and gerontologists already in short supply, we are badly unprepared for the future, says COF director Sylvia Yuen. — Honolulu Star Bulletin, 1/8/2007


Buy Fresh, Buy Local: Waianae Farmer Vicky Domingo of Domingo/Edra Farms talk about the variety of ethnic vegetables she grows, including the "Miracle Tree," the malungay plant. — KITV Channel 4 Morning Show, 1/1/2007