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The Benefits of Vermicomposting: Dr. Koon-Hui Wang and colleagues talk about the benefits of using vermicompost as a soil amendment or as vermicompost tea (VCT). Vermicompost tea produced through proper brewing or curing procedures provides significant plant available nutrients, beneficial plant growth promoting agents, and soil amendments with high water holding capacity. VCT used as a drenching solution can reduce damage from plant pathogens and arthropod pests. This would be a good practice to recycle farm waste while reducing farm inputs for organic farmers. Date of Production: 10.30.2014

Calibrating a Mist Blower using the 1/128th method

New farmers cultivated by GoFarm Hawaii: GoFarm Hawaii, a new program at the University of Hawaii Community Colleges is growing something extremely vital at Windward Community College—commercial farmers. The program is part of C3T Hawaii--Community College, Career Training--and is funded by a $24.6 million workforce development grant from the U.S. Department of Labor. Click here to view on Vimeo.

Introduction to Home Aquaponics: To learn more about home aquaponics, the Malamalama magazine team visited University of Hawai'i Aquaponics Specialist Clyde Tamaru at his outdoor facility on the grounds of Windward Community College.

Producing Organic Papaya Seed: Dr. Ted Radovich, Extension Specialist at CTAHR's Sustainable and Organic Farming Systems Laboratory, outlines how to screen papaya plants to determine which have not been genetically engineered, how to bag flowers to exclude pollen from other trees, and how to process seed. [8:45 min]

Banana Bunchy Top in Hawaii: Four-part video series by Dr. Scot Nelson, CTAHR Extension Specialist for Plant Disease, and Jari Sugano, CES Extension Agent.

Growing Bananas: Four-part video series by Dr. Scot Nelson, CTAHR Extension Specialist for Plant Disease.

Part 1: Evaluating Native Hawaiian Groundcovers: Dr. James Leary, Invasive Weed Scientist with CTAHR, initiates a project to evaluate the effectiveness of Hawaiian plants as ground covers for an organic farming system at MA'O Farms. Part 1 explains the project, shows site preparations, and introduces the plants. Naupaka (Scaevola taccada), nanea (Vigna marina), piligrass (Heteropogon contortus) and ahu awa (Cyperus javanicus) are used. [10:36 min]

Part 2: Evaluating Native Hawaiian Groundcovers: Dr. James Leary, CTAHR Weed Scientist, returns to MA'O farms to examine how well native plants are working as groundcovers in an organic farming system. [7:13 min]

Part 3: Evaluating Native Hawaiian Groundcovers: Dr. James Leary, CTAHR Weed Scientist, finds some good candidates among native Hawaiian plants for potential use as groundcover in organic farming systems (MA'O Organic Farms, Wai'anae). [2:15 min]

Sunn hemp for Soil Health and Nematode Management: Dr. Koon-Hui Wang explains how sunn hemp cover crops can control nematodes and improve soil fertility in Hawai'i. [7:44 min]

Vermicompost in Hawai'i: It's Production and Use: Dr. Ted Radovich, Extension Specialist at CTAHR's Sustainable and Organic Farming Systems Laboratory, outlines how to set up a successful small scale vermicomposting system. [6:47 min]

Green Manure Crops that can help to control Nematodes in Dryland Taro (.wmv video) by Dr. Susan Miyasaka, Alton Arakaki, Dr. Brent Sipes, and Dr. Ray Ming.

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