Horticultural researchers Chantal Vos and Norman Arancon highly recommended soil testing to determine if current fertilization practices are sustainable and can maintain the production of sweet potato tubers.
A record turnout of 42 employers and hundreds of students made the day a great success.
The universities will share academic and research opportunities in maritime safety, security, and navigational technologies, and marine, maritime and environmental management.
Leading one of 32 projects across the country funded by a NOAA grant to boost aquaculture, UH Hilo aquaculturist Maria Haws will head the Hawai‘i effort to assess the feasibility of forming a cooperative or other employee-owned corporation.
The HIPlan Competition is underway. A special category has been added this year for the best business plan cultivated by students at UH Hilo and Hawai‘i Community College.
Planners are working on a model for a sustainability certificate program that complements current campus curricula: 29 courses have been designated as focusing on sustainability, a couple of dozen more are under evaluation.
On the first Wednesday of each month during the semester, the fare for UH Hilo’s daily menu at the Campus Center Dining Room is 100 percent locally grown food.
A partnership between UH Community Colleges and UH Hilo, the project will use virtual tools to connect remote island campus locations in mentoring and coaching trainings for administrators and senior faculty.
Dennis Flemming will speak on rural development as it involves the efforts of diverse institutions and businesses to improve the quality of life for people in rural areas.