- Vegetables: eggplant, peppers
- Crop Production: fertigation, application rate management
- Education and Training: demonstration, display, extension, focus group, networking
- Farm Business Management: whole farm planning
- Pest Management: chemical control, field monitoring/scouting, integrated pest management, mulching - plastic, prevention, trap crops, weather monitoring, weed ecology
- Soil Management: soil analysis, organic matter
- Sustainable Communities: urban agriculture, sustainability measures
Growers on Guam have a new production guide for eggplants, peppers, and tomatoes.
These three Solanaceous crops are among the favorite vegetables of the family gardener
and commercial grower. These crops are easy to grow, have a worldwide appeal in
cooking, and many varieties produce seeds suitable for replanting. This guide sorts
through the voluminous amount of information on these crops and presents that which is
applicable to the tropics. The Guide is comprehensive in nature. It contains 188 pages,
47 tables, 54 figures, 42 color plates, and 16 recipes with calorie information.
The goal of this grant is to familiarize those interested in agriculture with all the various
aspects of producing Solanaceous crops in the tropics. There are three objectives: (1) the
establishment of a working group of individuals from the private and public sector that
is interested in educating the public about Solanaceous crops; (2) the publication of a
guide on Solanaceous crops; (3) the dissemination of information through the internet,
classroom instruction, and newspapers.