Monday, July 30, 2012

Tackling Papaya Pests with New Technologies - Aug. 9th

Orlando and Justin Manuel’s Papaya Farm (Opihikao, Hawaii)
Thursday, August 9, 2012 - 3:30 pm

*Bring your pesticide card for 2.0 RUP Continuing Education Training Credits

Insect Management with Horticultural Oil and Kaolin Clay

Dr. Leyla Kaufman
Dept. of Plant & Environmental Protection Sciences
UH at Manoa-CTAHR
Dr. Leyla Kaufman will share results of her trials with a kaolin clay and a refined horticultural oil compared to the farmer's standard practices. Four major insect pests were monitored, Thrips parvispinus, papaya mealybug, white peach scale and mites. Preliminary results show that the horticultural oil is promising, while the kaolin clay seems less successful with some pests.

How to Use SPLAT, (Specialized Pheromone & Lure Application Technology) for Fruit Fly Control

Dr. Roger Vargas
Dr. Roger Vargas and his fruit fly team will also demonstrate how to use SPLAT mass trapping to reduce fruit flies in the papaya orchard. They have been getting encouraging results combining SPLAT with protein bait trials to reduce fruit fly populations on papaya farms in Keaau - Opihikao. They will also provide hard copies of their trial results and summary.

Pesticide Use Training

Derek Shigematsu
HDOA Pesticide Education Branch
Derek Shigematsu will provide an overview of Worker Protection Standards, pesticide product label interpretation, and what to expect when pesticide inspectors conduct a farm visit.
**Please RSVP by August 7, by calling Andrea at Tel: (808) 322-4894 or

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for the outreach to these farmers. As one who worked first hand with the same group of papaya farmers along with Sabina Swift I can attest that this hard working group of farmers need all the assistance they can get.

    John McHugh