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Where to Get Stuff on Maui

Started by Larry Yonashiro. Last reply by gruvymann Dec 18, 2013. 22 Replies

Just starting out, the biggest problem was finding out where to buy the parts needed to construct an aquaponics system on Maui.  Of course, ordering online is always an option, but the shipping cost…Continue

Kamehameha renting land to Monsanto for GMO production!!

Started by Chris Smith. Last reply by Chris Smith Mar 8, 2013. 1 Reply

 I just watched a very disturbing video that EVERYBODY living in Hawaii should watch and act on!! Monsanto and the other GMO companies are leasing land, from Kamehameha Schools, on all islands for…Continue

Chinese Catfish

Started by Jim Hall Jun 3, 2012. 0 Replies

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A bug problem

Started by Chris Smith. Last reply by Jim Hall Mar 22, 2012. 12 Replies

I was wondering if anybody on Maui has been having the same problem as I'm having here. I just lost an entire crop of cucumbers, pumpkins, and gourds this week. I have been told it is fruit flies…Continue

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Comment by Jim Hall on May 30, 2012 at 7:50pm
I would like to get some cinder to keep on hand, but not sure I could handle the minimum 1/2 ton at $112 from Kihei Landscape. My dodge dakota could get it from Waiko to Kahului with some boards if I had to. Anyone else interwater? I was wondering if there was enough interest to get a bigger load and then sell it at a decent price. Cinder at the garden supplies are mostly the real small cinder 1/2" or less & down to just grit. I've used 1/2', but would rather the 3/4".
Also offering water or cinder inoculated by my system water might be an option.
Comment by Larry Yonashiro on May 30, 2012 at 7:45am

Email from Clyde Tamaru for those not on his email list.  Attachments include:

Chinese_catfish_hawaug01001.pdf

MAUI_HCG_workshop_Evaluation_Summary.pdf

Dear Workshop Participants. 

A sincere mahalo for participating in yesterday's workshop on "Understanding the legal risk involved in the use of the human chorionic gonadotropin hormone in aquaculture to control maturation and spawning of fish".  This email has been sent to all of the workshop participants that placed their email on the signin sheet.  There were several people that did not fill in that space so not all of the participants are on this message.

Attached is the evaluation summary and thanks for the valuable feedback and also input as to topics for future workshops and info.  It is clear that a hands on workshop on how to spawn Chinese catfish is a desired topic and will ask Robert Howerton to organize that one on Maui.  I have attached a tech handout on the steps on how to induce final maturation and spawning in Chinese catfish in anticipation of that future workshop.

For those of you who are interested in purchasing HCG under the current UH umbrella please send me an email with your mailing address and provide some information about the quantity of fish (number of broodstock and their approximate body weight) you are going to try and spawn.  Please take some time and read the tech handout that is attached and that will help you decide on the amount of hormone you actually need.  The current price for the HCG is $35 per vial and they come in a box of 5 vials.  You do not have to purchase an entire box (e.g., $175) and will accommodate individual vial orders.  One vial of HCG contains 10,000 IU of hormone and the dose used is 4IU/Gram body weight and that means one vial can take care of approximately 2.5 kg body weight of chinese catfish.  2.5 kg = 
5.5 lbs of catfish or 5 one pound females.  If your fish are half pound then that means approximately 10 half pound females.  Once we decide on how much hormone you need I will ask you to make out a check to RCUH and send it to me and you should receive the hormone within a few days.  Only participants at the workshop will be allowed to purchase the hormone and you will also be provided copies of data shieets that you will need to fill out for each vial of HCG that you use.

If there are any questions please do not hesitate to contact me by email or phone (see below).

It will take some time to get the presentations placed on the website I mentioned and if you would like a copy sooner please contact me and will send a pdf file ...

Thanks again .

--
Clyde S. Tamaru
Dept. of Molecular Biosciences and Bioengineering
College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources
1995 East West Road AgSci 218
Honolulu, HI 96822
Phone:808-342-1063
Comment by Jim Hall on May 27, 2012 at 12:51pm
I was happy to have finally met or at least see people's faces yesterday at the workshop. Wish there had been more time to actually talk with everyone.
Cole & I did get to visit Tony's set up and talk a bit more. Look forward to being able to meet up soon. Does anyone know if the CTAHR room is open for us to just meet in? I could probably get the Maui Electric Auditorium.
Comment by Larry Yonashiro on May 27, 2012 at 12:14pm

Email from Clyde Tamaru and downloads regarding FOOD SAFETY for the state of Hawaii.  Note that this is at the State and not Federal level, but it's just a matter of time.

Presentation1.pdf

Testing_for_Water_Borne_Pathogens_at_an_Aquaponic_Farm_Feb2012.pdf

Hi Larry and good to see you and your wife at the workshop yesterday.. You mentioned about food safety certification and Luisa Castro/Jim Hollyer and our group have been working with the State DOA folks and have addressed the issue of an automatic failure because aquaponic systems use fish "manure" that is in direct contact with the produce.  Attached is a tech handout we completed with Maris Garden who allowed us to use their farm as the guinea pig because they needed to get food safe certified and has since attained that status although it is with the Hawaii DOA and not Primus Labs.  You should catch up with Luisa Castro and ask about how to test your system for E. coli (about $35 per sample) to see where things are.  If they are high as we found in our system at Windward it is more than likely coming from bird poop.  I attached some slides from a recent presentation we made that shows some of the simple things (50% shade cloth or bird netting) that you can do to prevent birds landing on your growbeds and just by doing that greatly reduces the E. coli to safe levels.

 
Will be sending the info about the workshop but figured I should get this to you as soon as I could.

--
Clyde S. Tamaru
Dept. of Molecular Biosciences and Bioengineering
College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources
1995 East West Road AgSci 218
Honolulu, HI 96822
Phone:808-342-1063

Comment by Larry Yonashiro on May 23, 2012 at 10:18pm

Email from Bob Howerton with the following attachment:

maui_aquaculture.pdf

Just a reminder, the spawning workshop will be held this Saturday at 10 am at UH-Maui College.  In addition to the original workshop there will be an added short presentation explaining the CTAHR RISK Management program.  Briefly,  the RISK  presentation will detail five risk areas in agriculture and aquaculture (see revised announcement).   Please contact me by e-mail (howerton@hawaii.edu) or cell phone (268-3246) if you have not already done so and would like to attend the workshop.

Bob H.

Robert Howerton

Aquaculture Specialist

Sea Grant College Program-Maui College

310 Ka`ahumanu Ave.

Kahului, HI 96732

808 984-3337 o

808 268-3246 c

Comment by Larry Yonashiro on May 18, 2012 at 2:59pm

Email from Joan Ako, CTAHR Manoa.  This seems to have been covered already by Bob Howerton on the catfish workshop, but Joan included a new attachment.  I'm assuming that Bob already has a list of those attending that contacted him.

maui aquaculture.pdf

Dear Maui Participants,

Attached to this message is an upcoming Maui workshop that you may be interested in attending.  Seating is limited to only 40 individuals and an RSVP is required to reserve a seat.  Final date to RSVP is May 25, 2012.  Contact Robert Howerton: howerton@hawaii.edu or by phone: 808-268-3246.  See attachment for more details.

Mahalo,

Joan Ako

Comment by Larry Yonashiro on May 10, 2012 at 4:59pm

Yet another email from Bob Howerton, in case you missed it...

HACCP_Course_June_20-22_2012.pdf

FYIà please see announcement below

 

Hazard Analysis & Critical Control Points (HACCP)

 

HACCP is a management system in which food safety is addressed through the analysis and control of biological, chemical, and physical hazards from raw material production, procurement and handling, to manufacturing, distribution and consumption of the finished product.  I took this course a few years ago and found it to be very informative.

 

I have recently updated the Maui Aquaponics distribution list so once again, please let me know if you want to be removed from this list.  Feel free to pass this on to any others who may be interested. 

 

Bob H.

 

Robert Howerton

Aquaculture Specialist

Sea Grant College Program-Maui College

310 Ka`ahumanu Ave.

Kahului, HI 96732

808 984-3337 o

808 268-3246 c

Comment by Larry Yonashiro on May 9, 2012 at 11:41pm

Another email from Robert Howerton:

FYI

From: Joan Ako [mailto:jako12@hawaii.rr.com]
Sent: Tuesday, May 08, 2012 9:15 AM
Cc: ctamaru@hawaii.edu
Subject: Aquaponics Certificate

 Dear Aquaponics Enthusiasts,

You may be interested in attending two courses being offered by the University of Hawaii Windward Community College: 1) Aquaponics for Sustainability and 2) Natural Farming.   At the end of both courses, you will receive a certificate. Please see the attachment for details regarding registration, fees, refund policy and contact information. 

If you need more details regarding the aquaponics course, please contact:

Clyde S. Tamaru
Dept. of Molecular Biosciences and Bioengineering
College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources
1995 East West Road AgSci 218
Honolulu, HI 96822
Phone:808-342-1063

Mahalo,

Joan Ako

Comment by Larry Yonashiro on May 8, 2012 at 3:38pm

Bob Howerton sent out this email with the following attachments:

maui_hcg_workshop.doc

uhmc_map_2011.pdf

We have scheduled the HCG workshop for 5/26 (see attachment).  Please feel free to pass this on to anyone else you feel may be interested.  As mentioned previously, HCG is used to spawn Chinese catfish, one of the most expensive fish for local markets.  Most Chinese catfish fingerlings are shipped to Maui, few are produced on island.  This could be a good opportunity for one to provide fingerlings to Maui producers. Please contact me if you are interested in attending this workshop.  Attendance is limited. 

 

Thanks,

 

Bob H.

 

 

Robert Howerton

Aquaculture Specialist

Sea Grant College Program-Maui College

310 Ka`ahumanu Ave.

Kahului, HI 96732

808 984-3337 o

808 268-3246 c

Comment by Jennifer on April 20, 2012 at 4:46pm

I got ya. thanks

 

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