Agricultural Farm Laboratory

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Map Legend

Numbers in { curly braces } indicate the Inv. Building Number

  1. Farm Manager's Home {3374A}
  2. Offices/bathrooms {3374B}
  3. Machinery shed/tool room {3374I}
  4. Media/pots building {3374H}
  5. Matson storage containers (2)
  6. Greenhouse #1
  7. Greenhouse #2 {3374D}
  8. Pesticides storage {3374M}
  9. Orchid shadehouse
  10. Pavillion
  11. Shadehouse
  12. Poultry/storage *
  13. HCC poultry *
  14. Swine handling *
  15. Farrowing house *
    15A. Swine waste lagoon and cesspool * {3374C}
  16. HCC crop shelter {3374F}
  17. Hydroponics {3374G}
  18. Vegetable pack shed {3374J}
  19. Aquaculture **
  20. Aqua pond-houses (2) **
  21. Plant indexing (2) **{3374E}
  22. Cattle AI Barn {3374K}
  23. Sheep & Goat handling barn {3374L}
  24. Shadehouse #2 {3374N}
  25. Horse arena
  26. Horse facility {3374P}
  27. Equestrians Arena {3374Q}

Points of Interest

Map: Forestry Plot

The Experimental Tropical Hardwood Plantation is located on a 3-acre parcel of land. The eight hardwood species used in this experiment are as follows:

  • naio (Myoporum sandwicensis)
  • narra (Pterocarpus indicus)
  • kamani (Callophylum inophylum)
  • koa (Acacia koa)
  • milo (Thespesia populnea)
  • gmelinia (Gmelinia inophyllum)
  • rainbow eucalyptus (Eucalyptus deglupta)
  • kou (Cordia subcordata)

The experiment has a twofold purpose. Primarily it is designed to test the benefits of growing hardwoods in association with Nitrogen-fixing trees. Additionally, it is hoped to identify high value hardwoods that thrive in HawaiĘ»i, specifically a species that can grow at low elevations on unimproved a‘a lava substrate.

Map: Apiary

Currently the apiary contains 12 hives that are used for teaching bee-keeping skills to students. Research on honey bees are also being conducted.

Map: 19/20

Pacific Aquaculture and Coastal Resources Center (PACRC) is constructing a pathology laboratory, quarantine facilities, a freshwater fish hatchery and several ponds. The primary purpose of the Farm Lab site will be quarantine, health management and integrated agriculture-aquaculture farming systems.
A cooperative project with USGS-Biological Resources Division to study native damsel flies is underway at the aquaculture center.

Map: Proposed Oceanic Institute Feed Mill

Final arrangements are being made for the construction of the Oceanic Institutes’ $1.5 million Aquatic Research Mill.

Map: 11

Van der Hoven Green House Builders, Netherlands, donated a state-of-the-art aluminized movable shade greenhouse. Dr. Marcel Tsang and Dr. William S. Sakai initiated an applied research project to study anthurium production. Two Kratky-type hoop greenhouses, housed within the movable shade greenhouse, are used for Dr. Tsang’s experiment and as a Nursery Operation Laboratory.

Map: 17

Economically-important crops are grown under circulating and non-circulating hydroponic techniques. Different methods are researched and tested here.

Map: Proposed Well & Pump

$509,000 state CIP funding has been designated for the design of a new well, pump, and water distribution at the Farm. We are awaiting release of the funding.

Map: Low Input Sustainable Agriculture Demo-Plot

$100,000 state-of-the-art compost facility is located on this demonstration plot. Crops based on the Wai‘anae Diet are being developed to support a future course in growing, harvesting, and preparing traditional Hawaiian food products.

Map: Horse pasture

The 12-acre equine pasture has been cleared, planted with pangola grass and fenced.

Map: 25

The equestrian/rodeo arena is completely fenced.

Map: 26

The equine surgery facility frame structure and concrete floor are completed.