A blog maintained by Tevita Kete, PGR Officer
Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC), Suva, Fiji Islands
This weblog documents the activities of Pacific Agricultural Genetic Resources Network (PAPGREN), along with other information on plant genetic resources (PGR) in the Pacific.
The myriad varieties found within cultivated plants are fundamental to the present and future productivity of agriculture. PAPGREN, which is coordinated by the Land Resources Division of the Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC), helps Pacific countries and territories to conserve their crop genetic diversity sustainably, with technical assistance from the Bioversity International (BI) and support from NZAID and ACIAR.
SPC also hosts the Centre of Pacific Crops and Trees (CEPaCT). The CEPaCT maintains regional in vitro collections of crops important to the Pacific and carries out research on tissue culture technology. The CEPaCT Adviser is Dr Mary Taylor (MaryT@spc.int), the CEPaCT Curator is Ms Valerie Tuia (ValerieT@spc.int).
PAPGREN coordination and support
Mr William Wigmore
Mr Adelino S. Lorens
Dr Lois Englberger
Mr Apisai Ucuboi
Dr Maurice Wong
Mr Tianeti Beenna Ioane
Mr Frederick Muller
Mr Herman Francisco
Ms Rosa Kambuou
Ms Laisene Samuelu
Mr Jimi Saelea
Mr Tony Jansen
Mr Finao Pole
Mr Frazer Bule Lehi
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Thursday, April 16, 2009
Posted 4:29 PM by Tevita
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*** Free Publications ***
The publications listed below by their subject category are now available for downloading from the CTAHR free publications webpage, http://www.ctahr.hawaii.edu/freepubs
Unless a publication is indicated to be Web only, printed copies, when available, are circulated to departments and Hawaii libraries, and copies for starter inventories are sent to CES offices.
Place orders for additional quantities of printed copies of free publications by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
CTAHR and taro
Food Safety and Technology
Avoid contracting angiostrongyliasis (rat lungworm infection):
Wash fresh fruits and vegetables before eating!
Aurora Saulo, FST-35, 3 p.
Best on-farm food safety practices: Documenting trace-back
and trace-forward of harvested produce
Jim Hollyer, Luisa Castro, Lynn Nakamura-Tengan,
Albert Louie, FST-36, 2 p.
Pasture and Range Management
Management of production risk for Hawaii ranchers
Mark Thorne, Linda Cox, Glen Fukumoto, PRM-5, 8 p.
Rhizopus soft rot of sweetpotato
Scot Nelson, PD-68, Web only
Popular Press (Home Garden) (articles by Jayme Grzebik)
The green-friendly garden: conserving water
Trees can offset your carbon footprint and make you greener!
Integrated pest management
Using fresh culinary herbs
Popular Press (Turf Management) (articles by Jay Deputy)
'El Toro' zoysiagrass vs. seashore paspalum
Fertilizer care for the home lawn
Removing thatch from your lawn
Environmental benefits of lawns
Instant, foolproof lawn repairs with turfgrass sod
Installing a new lawn
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