Monday, May 21, 2012

Organic Tomato Field Day

Preliminary Screening for TYLC, TSWV and PepMoV Resistance

Friday, May 25, 2012
Poamoho Farms
65-200 Poamoho pl.
North Shore, HI 96791
Tomato yellows leaf curl virus (TYLCV) was first identified in tomato in November 2009 on Oahu. Plants become chlorotic, stunted, leaflets cup upwards and flowers abort.  This virus is transmitted by the silver leaf whitefly and sweet potato whitefly.   Tomato spotted wilt virus (TSWV) is another economically important plant virus to commercial operations.  Pepper mottle virus (PepMoV) was recently Identified in tomato in 2011 on Oahu.  Fruits show similar symptoms to TSWV.  The combination of TYLCV, TSW and PMV has made it difficult and for growers to maintain yields and profits.  UH CTAHR has conducted previous trials screening for double resistance in conventionally grown tomatoes.  This trial looks at triple resistance in new tomato varieties and the viability of producing tomatoes organically.  Stop by and see the horticultural characteristics of these promising varieties in this organic field trial.  Six globe type varieties include Charger(Determinate), Volante(Determinate), Kewalo(Determinate), Tribute(Determinate), Pamella(Indeterminate), and Sacramento(Indeterminate).
From Aiea Direction:
H2 turns into Wilikina Drive which will turn into Kaukonahua Road (stay to left).  Follow Kaukonahua Road, right after the Poamoho Research Station you will see a gated community and signs that will lead you to the field day site. Please enter #100 or #101 and you will buzzed in.

From North Shore:
Take Kamehameha Highway / HI 83 towards Waialua. As you enter Haleiwa stay to the left and follow Joseph Leong Highway. At the top of the bridge, turn left onto Kamehameha Highway and follow the roundabout. Take the second exit on the roundabout towards Mokuleia. Follow that road until you see a blinking stop sign. Turn left and go up towards Kaukonahua Road. Follow this road until you see the gated community and signs that will lead you to the field day site. Please enter #100 or #101 and you will buzzed in.

Sponsored by CTAHR’s Local & Immigrant Farmer Education Program (LIFE), Risk Management program and the Sustainable and Organic Agriculture Program (SOAP).

Open to everyone without regard to race, age, sex, color, or disability.  Educational activities are accessible for individuals with disabilities.

For more information or to request an auxiliary aid or service (e.g., sign language interpreter, designated parking, or materials in alternative format), contact Jensen Uyeda at 808-384-7110 or via email at seven days before the activity/event.

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