Mealani Research Station, Hawaii County
Contact person: Marla L Fergerstrom
P.O. Box 1719
Kamuela, HI, 96743
64-289 Mamalahoa Highway, Kamuela, HI 96743
Description: Mealani Experiment station consists of 1 cottage, 1 workshop/garage building (8,000 ft2), 1 office/workshop building (2,250 ft2), 1 supply storage sheds, 2 green houses (2,000 ft2 total), 6 pen wooden corral and work shed and a tea processing facility.
Current activities: Research on grass-finishing cattle, improving cattle genetics through breeding, hydroponic ginger and watercress, green tea selections, protea germplasm, sweet corn, feed corn, and lucaena are conducted at the Mealani station.
Special events: Taste of the Hawaiian Range, Stockman's Field Day
Crops in ground: collection of pasture grasses used in Hawaii, tea, blueberry, lucaena, protea, and cattle.
Total acres: 196
Elevation (ft): 2,800
Annual rainfall (in): 65
Ave. min. temperature (°F): 55
Ave. max. temperature (°F): 69
Soil series 1: Maile
Soil order 1: Inceptisols
Soil family 1: Hydric Dystrandepts, thixotropic, isomesic