College of Agriculture, Forestry and Natural Resource Management

Marcel Tsang

Marcel Tsang
Dr. Marcel Tsang

Professor of Agricultural Engineering
UHM Graduate Faculty
B.A., M.S., Ph.D., Louisiana State University
Diploma, Agriculture and Sugar Technology, University of Mauritius

Courses

  • AGEN┬á301 Farm Power (3)
  • AGEN┬á302 Farm Structures (3)
  • AGEN┬á231 Intro To Ag Mech (3)
  • AGEN┬á435 Irrig Prin & Pract (3)
  • AGBU┬á110 Microcomputing for Ag (3)

Research Interests

  • Drying and processing of agricultural crops
  • Post harvest treatment of tropical fruits, vegetables and floricultural crops
  • System design for heat treatments of agricultural commodities and potting media
  • Enhancing greenhouse environment for crop production.

Selected Publications

  • Tsang, M. C. Marcel and J. K. Fujii. 1992. Rapid Moisture Content Determination of Macadamia Nuts with an Electronic Moisture Meter. HortTechnology; 2(4):471-473.
  • Tsang, M. M. C. and J. K. Fujii. 1992. Heated Air Treatment for Meeting Quarantine Regulation with Bulk Papaya Fruits. Applied Engineering in Agriculture 8(6):835-839.
  • Tsang Mui Chung, M. and L. R. Verma. 1993. Pneumatic Conveying of Milled Rice. Applied Engineering in Agriculture; 9(1):105-109.
  • Verma, L. R. and Tsang Mui Chung M. 1993. Pneumatic Conveying of Grains. Journal for Hawaiian and Pacific Agriculture; Vol 4:1-13.
  • Tsang, M. M. C. 1993. Calibrating an Electronic Moisture Meter for Macadamia Nuts. Journal for Hawaiian and Pacific Agriculture: Vol 4:63-68.
  • Tsang, M. M. C., E. K. Cleveland, M. L. Christiansen and L. R. Verma. 1994. Baling High Moisture Guinea Grass Hay with Papaya Silage Effluent. Journal for Hawaiian and Pacific Agriculture: 1994:1-8.
  • Tsang, M. M. C., A. H. Hara, T. Y. Hata, B. K. S. Hu, R. T. Kaneko, V. Tenbrink. 1995. Hot-Water Immersion Unit for Disinfestation of Tropical Floral Commodities. Applied Engineering in Agriculture. 11(3):397-402.
  • Tsang, M. M. C. 1995. Calibrating a Moisture Meter for Coffee Produced in Hawaii. Journal for Hawaiian and Pacific Agriculture; Vol 6:9-14.
  • Tsang, M. M. C., A. H. Hara, T. Y. Hata, B. K. S. Hu, R. T. Kaneko, V. Tenbrink. 1995. Hot-water Immersion Unit for Disinfestation of Tropical Floral Commodities. Applied Engineering in Agriculture; 11(3):397-402.
  • Furutani, S. C., M. M. C. Tsang and A. Honda. 1996. Polyethylene Film for Greenhouse Glazing Is Suitable for Solarizing Potting Media. Journal for Hawaiian and Pacific Agriculture 7:43-47.
  • Tsang, M. M. C. and S. Furutani. 1997. Solar Pasteurization of Potting Media. Journal for Hawaiian and Pacific Agriculture. 8:13-19.
  • Hara, A. H., T. Y. Hata, B. K. S. Hu and M. M. C. Tsang. 1997. Hot-Air Induced Thermotolerance of Red Ginger Flowers and Mealybugs to Postharvest Hot-Water Immersion. Postharvest Biol. Tech. 12:101-108.
  • Tsang, M. M. C., and M. H. Shintaku. 1998. Hot Air Treatment for Control of Bacterial Wilt in Ginger Root. Applied Engineering in Agriculture 14(2):159-163
  • Hara, A. H., C. Jacobsen, T. Y. Hata, J. Yogi, R. Kaneko and M. M. C. Tsang. 1999. Hot-Air or Water Conditioning and Benzyladenine Extend the Vase Life of Certain Hot-Water Treated Tropical Ornamentals. Journal for Hawaiian and Pacific Agriculture: 10:1-12.
  • Tsang, M. M. C., A. H. Hara, B. S. Sipes. 2001. A Hot Water Drenching System for Disinfecting Roots and Media of Potted Plants of the Burrowing Nematodes. Applied Engineering in Agriculture 17(a): 533-538
  • Hara, A. H., L. L. Burnham Larish, and M. M. C. Tsang. 2003. Potential of Hot-Air Disinfectation of Protea Flowers. Acta Horticulturae 602: VI International Protea Research Symposium.
  • Tsang, M. M. C., A. H. Hara and B. Sipes. 2003. Hot Water Treatment of Potted Palms to Control the Burrowing Nematode, Radopholus similis. Crop Protection 22 (2003): 589-593.
  • Arcinas, A. C., B. S. Sipes, A. H. Hara, and M. M. C. Tsang. 2004. Hot Water Treatments for the Control of Radopholus similis in Rhapis and Fishtail Palms. HortScience 39(3):578-579.
  • Tsang, M. M. C., A. H. Hara, and B.S. Sipes. 2004. Efficacy of Hot Water Drenches of Anthurium andraeanum Plants Against the Burrowing Nematode, Radopholus similis and Plant Thermotolerance. 2004. Paper submitted for publication consideration to Annals of Applied Biology.