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Norman Q. Arancon

Norman Arancon
Dr. Norman Q. Arancon

Assistant Professor of Horticulture
B.S., Xavier University, Philippines
M.S., Ph.D. The Ohio State University

Courses

  • HORT 263 Hydroponics (3)
  • PPHY 310 Plant Growth/Develop (3)
  • HORT 262 Princ Of Hort (3)
  • HORT 352 Trop Fruit Production (3)
  • HORT 351 Veg Crop Production (3)

Research interests

  • Vermicomposting, composting, soil ecology, organic agriculture, tropical fruit crop production, sustainable agriculture

Selected Publications

  • Edwards, C.A,, Arancon, N.A., Vasko-Bennett, M, Little, B., Askar, A., 2009. The relative toxicity of metaldehyde and iron phosphate-based molluscicides to earthworms. Crop Protection, doi:1-.1016/j.croppro.2008.11.009
  • Edwards, C.A., Arancon, N.Q. 2008. Can Earthworms harm the planet? Biocycle, Dec. 2008 issue p. 53-54.
  • Edwards, C.A., Arancon, N.Q. Emerson, E. Pulliam, R. 2007. Suppressing plant parasitic nematodes and arthropod pests using vermicompost teas. Biocycle. Dec. 2007.p 38-39.
  • Arancon, N.Q., Edwards, C.A., Yardim, E.N., Oliver, T., Byrne, R.J., Keeney, G., 2007. Suppression of two-spotted spider mite (Tetranychus urticae) mealy bugs (Pseudococcus sp) and aphid (Myzus persicae) populations and damage by vermicomposts. Crop Protection 26: 29-39.
  • Yardim, E.N, Arancon, N.Q., Edwards, C.A., Oliver, T.J., Byrne, R.J. 2006. Supression by vermicompostis of tomato hornworm (Maduca quinquemaculata) and cucumber beetle (Acalymma viltatum) populations and damage. Pedobiologia 50, 23-29
  • **Arancon, N.Q., Edwards, C.A., Lee, S., Byrne, R. 2006. Effects of Humic Acids from Vermicomposts on Plant Growth. European Journal of Soil Biology 45: S65-69.
  • Arancon, N.Q., Edwards, C.A., Bierman, P. 2006. Influences of vermicomposts on field strawberries: Part 2. Effects on soil microbiological and chemical properties. Bioresource Technology. 97, 831-840
  • **Arancon, N.Q., Edwards, C.A., Bierman, P., Metzger, J.D., Lucht, C. 2005. Effects of vermicomposts produced from cattle manure, food waste and paper waste on the growth and yields of peppers in the field. Pedobiologia 49, 297-306
  • Arancon, N.Q., Galvis, P., Edwards, C.A, 2005. Suppression of insect pest populations and plant damage by vermicomposts. Bioresource Technology 96, 1137-1142
  • **Arancon NQ, Edwards CA, Bierman P, Welch C, Metzger JD (2004). The influence of vermicompost applications to strawberries: Part 1. Effects on Growth and Yield. Bioresource Technology 93: 145-153.
  • Arancon, N.Q., Edwards CA, Atiyeh RM, Metzger JD (2004). Effects of vermicomposts produced from food waste on greenhouse peppers. Bioresource Technology, 93: 139-144
  • **Arancon, N.Q., Lee S, Edwards CA, Atiyeh RM (2003a). Effects of humic acids and aqueous extracts derived from cattle, food and paper-waste vermicomposts on growth of greenhouse plants. Pedobiologia 47, 711 -744
  • Arancon, N.Q., Galvis, P., Edwards, C.A, 2003b. Suppression of insect pest populations and plant damage by vermicomposts. Bioresource Technology 96, 1137-1142
  • **Arancon, N.Q., Galvis P, Edwards CA, Yardim E (2003c) The trophic diversity of nematode communities in soils treated with vermicomposts. Pedobiologia, 47, 736-740.
  • Arancon, N.Q,, Edwards CA, Bierman P, Metzger JD, Lee S, Welch C (2003d) Effects of vermicomposts applied to tomatoes and peppers grown in the field and strawberries. Pedobiologia, 47, 731-735
  • **Arancon, NQ, Edwards CA, Lee S (2002) Management of plant parasitic nematode populations by use of vermicomposts. Proceedings Brighton Crop Protection Conference – Pests and Diseases. 8B-2: 705-716.
  • Edwards, C.A., Arancon, N.Q. 2004. The use of earthworms in the breakdown and management of organic wastes to produce vermicomposts and feed protein. In: Earthwom Ecology 2nd Edition. Ed. C.A. Edwards. CRC Press, Boca Raton, FL. pp 345 – 379.
  • Edwards, C.A., Dominguez, J., Arancon, N.Q. 2004. The Influence of Vermicomposts on Plant Growth and Pest Incidence. In Soil Animals and Sustainable Development. Eds. W.Z.A. Mikhail and S.H. Shakir Cairo, Egypt. 397-420
  • Edwards, C.A., Arancon, N.Q. 2004. Interactions among organic matter, earthworms and microorganisms in promoting plant growth. In: Functions and Management of Organic Matter in Agroecosystems. Eds. Magdoff, F., and Weil, R. CRC Press, Boca Raton, FL 11, 327-376
  • Gunadi, B, Edwards, C.A, Arancon, N.Q. 2002. Changes in the trophic structure of soil arthropods after application of vermicomposts. European Journal of Soil Biology 38, 161-165.
  • Chaoui, H., Edwards, C.A., Brickner, M., Lee, S. and Arancon, N. 2002 Suppression of the plant diseases, Pythium (damping off), Rhizoctonia (root rot) and Verticillium (wilt) by Vermicomposts. Proceedings of Brighton Crop Protection Conference- Pests and Diseases. Vol. II, 8B-3, 711-716
  • Atiyeh, R. M., S.S. Lee, C.A. Edwards, N. Q. Arancon, 2002. The influence of humic acids derived from earthworm-processed organic wastes on plant growth. Bioresource Technology 84: 7-14.

Book Chapters

  1. Edwards, C.A., Arancon, N.Q. 2004. The use of earthworms in the breakdown and management of organic wastes to produce vermicomposts and feed protein. In: Earthworm Ecology 2nd Edition. Ed. C.A. Edwards. CRC Press, Boca Raton, FL. pp 345 – 379
  2. Edwards, C.A., Dominguez, J., Arancon, N.Q. 2004. The Influence of Vermicomposts on Plant Growth and Pest Incidence. In Soil Animals and Sustainable Development. Eds. W.Z.A. Mikhail and S.H. Shakir Cairo, Egypt. 397-420
  3. Edwards, C.A., Arancon, N.Q. 2004. Interactions among organic matter, earthworms and microorganisms in promoting plant growth. In: Functions and Management of Organic Matter in Agroecosystems. Eds. Magdoff, F., and Weil, R. CRC Press, Boca Raton, FL 11, 327-376

Contact Information

Norman Q. Arancon, Associate Professor, Horticulture
Tel: (808) 932-7030
Fax: (808) 932-7037
Email: normanq@hawaii.edu
Office: Business Office Building, room 114A
Mail: 200 W Kāwili St, Hilo, HI 96720-4091