Lalamilo Research Station, Hawaii County
Contact person: Marla L Fergerstrom
c/o Mealani Experiment Station
P.O. Box 1719 Kamuela, HI, 96743
66-1170 Opelo Road, Waiamea, HI 96743
Description: The Lalamilo Research Station consists of 1 cottage, 1 office/workshop, 1 garage with a storeroom, 1 greenhouse, and 1 greenhouse. The cottage and 2/3 of the office/workshop building is temporarily being used by the charter school Kanu O Ka Aina.
Current activities: Research on tea, low-chill blueberries, protea, and various vegetable crops are conducted at the Lalamilo station. The USDA Tropcial Plant Genetic Resource Management Unit maintains papaya and wax apple germplasm at this site.
Special events: Field days held periodically
Crops in ground: tea, blueberries, papaya, wax apple, and protea.
Total acres: 16
Elevation (ft): 2500
Annual rainfall (in): 50
Ave. min. temperature (°F): 59
Ave. max. temperature (°F): 73
Soil series 1: Waimea
Soil order 1: Andisols
Soil family 1: Medial, amorphic, isothermic Humic Haplustands