Monday, August 27, 2012

Hawaii's Newest Agricultural Crop - Cashew Nut

Cashew Trees in India - Photo Courtesy of Kumar Abhishek

The Hawaii Department of Agriculture invites you to attend a

"Field Trial Introduction of Cashews as a New Crop for Hawaii"

Informational Workshop for Farmers/Land Owners/Interested Parties
No cost to attend, however, REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED by August 27th
HONOLULU                                            KAHULUI                                             HILO
Wednesday, August 29th                        Thursday, August 30th                       Friday, August 31st
    HDOA Boardroom                      HDOA Maui Conference Room           Puna Conference Room
1428 South King Street                             635 Mua Street                         25 Aupuni Street #1501
9:00 am - 11:00 am                 Presentation by George Paulose, President of AMES International
11:00 am - noon                      HDOA Project - "How to Participate in the Field Trial Introduction"
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm                   Q & A
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm                   Open Discussion
Join the HDOA staff and George Paulose at an informative presentation on the Cashew Nut and decide if it could become a new crop for Hawaii. The presentation will include:
  • Basics of the cashew nut and tree
  • Feasibility of the crop for your field (Class C lands)
  • Planting, harvesting and marketing strategies
The HDOA will discuss the project, "Field Trial Introduction of Cashews as a New Crop for Hawaii" and will cover:
  • Project involvement by the Hawaii farmers/land owners
  • Distribution of the cashew plantings
  • Timeline
Contact the HDOA Market Development Branch to Register by August 27th
Call (808) 973-9595, Cindy or email:

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