Sustainable Pest Control for the Tropics

Project Overview

Project Type: Professional Development Program
Funds awarded in 2000: $78,090.00
Projected End Date: 12/31/2003
Matching Non-Federal Funds: $81,200.00
Region: Western
State: Hawaii
Principal Investigator:
Richard Bowen
Department of Nat Res and Envir Mngt

Annual Reports


  • Fruits: avocados, bananas, melons, pineapples
  • Vegetables: asparagus, beans, eggplant, greens (leafy), sweet corn
  • Additional Plants: ornamentals


  • Crop Production: cover crops, fallow, intercropping, multiple cropping, no-till, nutrient cycling, organic fertilizers, relay cropping, strip tillage, stubble mulching
  • Education and Training: demonstration, extension
  • Farm Business Management: budgets/cost and returns, agricultural finance, whole farm planning
  • Natural Resources/Environment: biodiversity, soil stabilization
  • Pest Management: allelopathy, competition, cultural control, economic threshold, mulches - living
  • Production Systems: agroecosystems, holistic management
  • Soil Management: green manures, organic matter, soil analysis, nutrient mineralization, soil quality/health
  • Sustainable Communities: new business opportunities, partnerships, public participation, sustainability measures
    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.