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Please Note: The CTAHR publications database reflects over a century of study by researchers and extension agents in the College. Much of the information contained in earlier publications is still of practical and technical use, and the documents are an unparalleled resource for Hawai'i agricultural and horticultural history. However, some publications also make recommendations that are no longer in accordance with more recent advances in understanding. For instance, they may specify pesticides or methods of using them that are no longer allowable under current State or federal regulations. Before using any pesticide, always read its label for approved uses, and follow label directions for application. Other publications may advocate the use of particular plant species that are now considered invasive. The Invasive Species Council is continually making assessments on this matter; see their Web site at for the latest recommendations on identification and control of these species.

'Poamoho' pole bean  [RES-051]  [1984]  PDF    
A Hawaiian perspective on taro growing  [RES-114-16]  [1990]  PDF    
A Simplified Method of Multiplying Bacterial Wilt-Free Edible Ginger (Zingiber officinale) in Pots  [PD-93]  [2013]  PDF    
A suspended net-pot, non-circulating hydroponic method for commercial production of leafy, romaine, and semi-head lettuce  [VC-1]  [2010]  PDF    
A sweetpotato variety trial on Hawaii: preliminary results  [RC-1]  [2010]  PDF    
Asparagus  [HGV-9]  [1999]  PDF    
Bell pepper  [HGV-3]  [1997]  PDF    
Breeding and evaluation of taro (Colocasia esculenta) for the South Pacific region  [RES-140-01]  [1990]  PDF    
Broccoli  [HGV-6]  [1997]  PDF    
Bulb onion production in Hawaii  [onion_production]  [1999]  PDF    
Bulb onion production in Hawaii    [1999]  PDF     For sale
Cabbage cost of production spreadsheet    [1999]  PDF    
Carrots  [HGV-1]  [1997]  PDF    
Cauliflower  [HGV-7]  [1997]  PDF    
Colocasia taro on Pohnpei Island  [RES-140-02]  [1993]  PDF    
Colocasia taro varieties on Pohnpei  [RES-140-03]  [1993]  PDF    
Commercial potato production in Hawaii  [EB-015]  [1931]  PDF    
Commercial vegetable production in Hawaii  [EB-16]  [1932]  PDF    
Composted swine manure for vegetable crop application  [AWM-3]  [2005]  PDF    
Continuing role of aroids in the root crop-based cropping system of Tonga  [RES-140-04]  [1993]  PDF    
Corn cost of production spreadsheet    [1999]  PDF    
Corn production in the tropics -- the Hawaii experience    [2003]  PDF     For sale
Corn production in the tropics; the Hawaii experience  [corn2003]  [2003]  PDF    
Cost and return of Chinese taro production in the Hilo area  [RES-114-04]  [1990]  PDF    
Crop improvement in Hawaii: past, present, and future  [MP-180]  [1982]  PDF    
Determination of herbicide residues in edible taro parts and wetland flood waters  [RES-114-09]  [1990]  PDF    
Development of new taro varieties through breeding  [RES-114-07]  [1990]  PDF    
Diseases of ginger (Zingiber officinale) in Hawaii  [C2-62]  [1964]  PDF    
Diseases of taro in Hawaii and their control; with notes on field production  [C2-18]  [1941]  PDF    
Dryland taro production  [RES-114-15]  [1990]  PDF    
Ecology of a typical taro farm at Sabana, Rota, Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands  [RES-140-05]  [1993]  PDF    
Economics of ginger root production in Hawaii  [AB-12]  [1998]  PDF    
Effect of Alomae-Bobone Virus Complex on young taro seedlings and other aroid species in controlled conditions  [RES-140-07]  [1993]  PDF    
Effect of black plastic mulch on yield of dryland taro production  [RES-140-08]  [1993]  PDF    
Effect of planting Coleus blumei on insect populations in taro (Colocasia esculenta) fields in Amercican Somoa  [RES-140-09]  [1993]  PDF    
Effects of fertilizer, late weeding, and desuckering on yield and pest populations of taro  [RES-140-10]  [1993]  PDF    
Effects of mulching and intercropping on upland taro  [RES-114-11]  [1990]  PDF    
Evaluation of Romaine Lettuce Varieties for Commercial Production in Hawaii 2011–2014  [VC-3]  [2014]  PDF    
Farming With Bees: The Synchronization of Pollinator Plantings to Increase Production of Cucurbit Crops  [SA-6]  [2013]  PDF    
Feasibility of potato production in Hawaii  [RS-026]  [1984]  PDF    
Field cucumber production guidelines for Hawaii  [RES-151]  [1994]  PDF    
Foods used by Filipinos in Hawaii  [B-98]  [1946]  PDF    
Fresh basil production guidelines for Hawaii  [RES-154]  [1994]  PDF    
Genetic resistance to Alomae-Bobone Virus Complex, the lethal disease of taro (Colocasia esculenta (L.) schott)  [RES-140-12]  [1993]  PDF    
Ginger root cost of production spreadsheet    [1999]  PDF    
Ginger root production in Hawaii  [CFS-GIN-3A]  [1992]  PDF    
Ginger: Postharvest Quality-Maintenance Guidelines  [VC-2]  [2015]  PDF    
Growing Direct-Seeded Watercress by Two Non-Circulating Hydroponic Methods  [VC-7]  [2016]  PDF    
Home garden beans  [HGV-8]  [2004]  PDF    
Home garden edible-podded pea  [HGV-11]  [2004]  PDF    
Home garden oriental leafy greens  [HGV-10]  [2004]  PDF    
Home garden tomato  [HGV-5]  [2004]  PDF    
Insects attacking the sweet potato in Hawaii  [B-22]  [1911]  PDF    
Insects injurious to corn  [B-27]  [1912]  PDF    
Intercropping Colocasia taro with black pepper (Piper nigrum) on Pohnpei  [RES-140-13]  [1993]  PDF    
Leguminous crops for Hawaii  [B-23]  [1911]  PDF    
Lettuce for the home garden  [HGV-2]  [2000]  PDF    
Low-input and high-input dryland taro weed control in Hawaii  [RES-140-14]  [1993]  PDF    
Manoa Wonder, new root-knot nematode resistant pole bean  [C2-67]  [1968]  PDF    
Marketing of Chinese taro in Los Angeles  [RES-114-05]  [1990]  PDF    
Na hoao no ke pale ana i ka pala o ke kalo  [PB-004]  [1903]  PDF    
Nitrogen application promotes root proliferation and vegetative growth in corn  [IC-07]  [1977]  PDF    
No ka hooulu ana i ke kalo  [No ka hooulu]  [1911]  PDF    
No-till taro production in Hawaii  [RES-140-15]  [1993]  PDF    
Onion cost of production spreadsheet    [1999]  PDF    
Onions: bulb and green bunching  [HGV-16]  [1997]  PDF    
Pesticides currently registered for use in taro in Hawaii (2007)  [SCM-22]  [2007]  PDF    
Phosphorus fertilization for dryland taro  [RES-114-13]  [1990]  PDF    
Phosphorus fertilizer management for romaine lettuce grown in fertile volcanic ash soils of Hawai‘i  [SCM-19]  [2007]  PDF    
Poi consumption: Consumption of a traditional staple in the contemporary era, in Honolulu, Hawaii  [DP-54]  [1981]  PDF    
Potential for production of Alocasia, giant taro, on the Hamakua coast of the island of Hawaii  [RES-114-08]  [1990]  PDF    
Potentials for shade management in agroforestry systems for taro cropping  [RES-140-16]  [1993]  PDF    
Preliminary results of dryland taro spacing and fertilizer timing  [RES-114-14]  [1990]  PDF    
Proceedings of Taking Taro into the 1990s: A Taro Conference  [RES-114]  [1990]  PDF    
Proceedings of the Taro Conference  [MP-36]  [1967]  PDF    
Processing and chemical investigations of taro  [B-86]  [1941]  PDF    
Production and marketing of truck crops in the Territory of Hawaii  [B-78]  [1938]  PDF    
Production costs of selected vegetable crops in Hawaii (cabbage, cucumber, green onion, and lettuce)  [AB-13]  [1999]  PDF    
Propagating taro by the normally dormant buds present on huli and corm  [PN-021]  [1941]  PDF    
Prospects for biological control of taro beetles, Papuana spp. (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae), in the South Pacific  [RES-140-17]  [1993]  PDF    
Relationship between nematode populations and corm rot in ‘Bun Long’ taro production  [RES-140-18]  [1993]  PDF    
Research priorities for taro in the Pacific Islands  [RES-140-31]  [1993]  PDF    
Rhizopus soft rot of sweetpotato  [PD-68]  [2009]  PDF    
Shading Reduces Yields of Edible Ginger Rhizomes Grown in Sub-Irrigated Pots  [RC-2]  [2013]  PDF    
Some comments on asking the right questions, getting the right answers  [RES-140-19]  [1993]  PDF    
Some dietetic factors influencing the market for poi in Hawaii  [AEB-3]  [1952]  PDF    
Some tropical South Pacific island foods; description, history, use, composition, and nutritive value  [B-110]  [1958]  PDF    
Specific gravity evaluation of corm quality in taro  [C2-61]  [1964]  PDF    
Sugarcane Pieces: Postharvest Quality-Maintenance Guidelines  [VC-4]  [2015]  PDF    
Summer squash  [HGV-15]  [1997]  PDF    
Sustainable management practices of taro (Colocasia esculenta) production in Western Samoa  [RES-140-20]  [1993]  PDF    
Sustainable taro culture: Fiji situation  [RES-140-21]  [1993]  PDF    
Sweet corn  [HGV-4]  [2008]  PDF    
Sweetpotato production guides for Hawaii  [RES-146]  [1994]  PDF    
Symbiotic nitrogen fixation by legumes requires extra phosphorus  [IC-17]  [1980]  PDF    
Symptoms of plant malnutrition--visual symptoms and incipient malnutrition  [IC-04]  [1972]  PDF    
Taro (Colocasia esculenta (L.) Schott) in the atolls and low islands of Micronesia  [RES-140-22]  [1993]  PDF    
Taro (wet production) cost of production spreadsheet    [1999]  PDF    
Taro corm quality and postharvest handling for processing  [RES-114-06]  [1990]  PDF    
Taro cultivars in Samoa  [RES-140-23]  [1993]  PDF    
Taro cultivation in Kosrae  [RES-140-24]  [1993]  PDF    
Taro diseases  [RES-114-11]  [1990]  PDF    
Taro food products  [RES-114-02]  [1990]  PDF    
Taro growing on Yap  [RES-140-25]  [1993]  PDF    
Taro Industry Analysis Number 4; Submitted to the Governor's Agriculture Coordinating Committee  [Taro_Industry_Analysis4]  [1990]  PDF    
Taro leaf blight in Hawaii  [PD-71]  [2011]  PDF    
Taro research in Palau since 1990  [RES-140-26]  [1993]  PDF    
Taro root aphid  [RES-114-10]  [1990]  PDF    
Taro trade and cost of production in selected areas of the American affiliated Pacific  [RES-140-27]  [1993]  PDF    
Taro varieties in Hawaii  [B-084]  [1939]  PDF    
Taro Vein Chlorosis  [PD-111]  [2016]  PDF    
Taro: Postharvest Quality-Maintenance Guidelines  [VC-5]  [2015]  PDF    
The economic feasibility of growing taro in rotation with field corn for dairy silage on the island of Kauai  [RES-061]  [1985]  PDF    
The economics of commercial wetland taro production in Hawaii  [AB-07]  [1994]  PDF    
The root rot of taro  [B-2]  [1902]  PDF    
The sweet potato in Hawaii  [B-50]  [1923]  PDF    
The sweetpotato weevils in Hawaii; their biology and control  [TB-23]  [1954]  PDF    
Tomato cost of production spreadsheet    [1999]  PDF    
Tomato yellow leaf curl  [PD-70]  [2010]  PDF    
Traditional taro cultivation in the Solomon Islands  [RES-140-28]  [1993]  PDF    
Ung Choi: Postharvest Quality-Maintenance Guidelines  [VC-6]  [2015]  PDF    
Upland taro  [HGV-18]  [1997]  PDF    
Use of tropical vegetables to improve diets in the Pacific Region  [RS-028]  [1984]  PDF    
Utilization and composition of Oriental vegetables in Hawaii  [B-60]  [1929]  PDF    
Vegetable soybean  [HGV-14]  [1997]  PDF    
Water needs for sustainable taro culture in Hawaii  [RES-140-29]  [1993]  PDF    
Watermelon trials in Hawaii  [C2-68]  [1968]  PDF    
Ways to use vegetables in Hawaii  [B-97]  [1946]  PDF    
Welcoming address: Taking Taro into the 1990s: A Taro Conference  [RES-114-01]  [1990]  PDF    
What’s the mainland market for Chinese taro and who’s the competition?  [RES-114-03]  [1990]  PDF    
Winter diseases of lettuce  [CFS-LE-4(A)]  [1986]  PDF    
Yield and profitability of taro production under three weed management schemes at Rota, commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands  [RES-140-30]  [1993]  PDF    
Zucchini cost of production spreadsheet    [1999]  PDF