Soil health demonstration

Project Type: Graduate Student
Funds awarded in 2020: $25,000.00
Projected End Date: 08/31/2022
Host Institution Award ID: G169-21-W7902
Grant Recipient: University of Hawaii
Region: Western
State: Hawaii
Graduate Student:
Principal Investigator:
Dr. Koon-Hui Wang
University of Hawaii
Principal Investigator:
Dr. Amjad Ahmad
University of Hawaii at Manoa
Roshan Paudel
University of Hawaii
Joshua Silva
University of Hawaii at Manoa, College of Tropical Agriculture a
Dr. Philip Waisen
University of California Agriculture and Natural Resources Division
This video demonstrates the importance of soil health management as the foundation of Plant Health Management. Keeping the ground cover 24/7 is important in 1) reducing soil erosion thus maintaining soils for crop roots to grow, 2) preventing water runoff and pollution, 3) maximizing water infiltration to conserve water and mitigate drought problems in crop production, and 4) sustaining soil organisms that are crucial for soil nutrient cycling.
Roshan Paudel, University of Hawaii
Koon-Hui Wang, University of Hawaii
Dolly Autufuga, University of Hawaii
Sarah Pennington, University of Hawaii
Wesley Honda, University of Hawaii
Jari Sugano, University of Hawaii
Target audiences:
Farmers/Ranchers; Educators; Researchers
Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the view of the U.S. Department of Agriculture or SARE.