There are three types of field trips available this year in Hawaii – traditional Saturday premeeting field trips, 2-night field trips to surrounding islands, and Tuesday afternoon field trips. Preregistration is required for all field trips.
Traditional APS-organized field trips are organized by APS members and take place either prior to the meeting on Saturday or on Tuesday afternoon. These field trips are either half a day or a full day.
Listed in chronological order.
Saturday, August 65:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.Must register by May 16, 2011.Organizers: Richard Lee, USDA ARS NCGRCD, Riverside, CA, U.S.A.; Ronald Brlansky, University of Florida CREC, Lake Alfred, FL, U.S.A.Section: Plant Pathology-Epidemiology/Ecology/Environmental BiologySponsoring Comittee: Tropical Plant Pathology; APS Postharvest PathologyFee: $250
Growing crops under tropical conditions presents special challenges. Each tropical crop has unique pathogen and production challenges. This field trip wll afford the opportunity to see 14 different tropical crops with scientists providing information on how biotechnology, coupled with sound horticultural practices, is helping maintain production despite the unique challenges of tropical pests and climate. The field trip will include a short visit to the Volcanoes National Park. This field trip takes place on the Big Island. Roundtrip airfare from Honolulu to the Big Island is included in the fee. Preregistration is required.
Satuday, August 67:00 a.m. - 7:30 p.m.Must register by May 16, 2011.
Organizers: Kevin Ong, Texas AgriLife Cooperative Extension, College Station, TX, U.S.A.; Cristi Palmer, IR-4 Project/Rutgers University, Princeton, NJ, U.S.A.Section: Plant Pathology-Diseases of PlantsSponsoring Committees: Extension; Diseases of Ornamental PlantsFee: $350
Participants of this all-day tour will visit commercial fields as they travel to the Big Island. The focus of the tour will be on diseases of fruits, vegetables, and ornamentals and the solutions implemented by growers to manage these problems. This field trip takes place on Big Island. Roundtrip airfare from Honolulu to the Big Island is included in the fee. Preregistration is required.
Saturday, August 68:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Organizers: Damon Smith, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK, U.S.A.; Brandon Horvath, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN, U.S.A.Section: Plant Pathology-Diseases of PlantsSponsoring Committee: Turfgrass PathologyFinancial Sponsors: SyngentaFee: $50
This field tour will highlight the turfgrass challenges associated with various sites in and around Oahu. Possible sites could include golf courses (such as Koo'lau - the U.S. Golf Association's most difficult rated golf course), important historical sites (such as The National Memorial Cemetary of the Pacific), sports fields (such as Clarence TC Cheng Field and Les Murakami Field at the University of Hawaii), and research sites (such as the University of Hawaii-Manoa Turfgrass Research location). This trip will focus on the impact of these sites to the Hawaiian economy and the challenges associated with maintaining turfgrass sites in Hawaii. Preregistration is required.
Satuday, August 68:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Organizers: Jari S. Sugano, University of Hawaii, Kaneohe, HI, U.S.A.; Alex Cochran, Syngenta Crop Protection, Greensboro, NC, U.S.A.; Chang-Lin Xiao, Washington State University, Wenatchee, WA, U.S.A.Section: Plant Pathology-Diseases of PlantsSponsoring Committees: Postharvest Pathology; Chemical ControlFinancial Sponsors: Janssen Pharmaceutica; JBT Corporation; Pace International; Syngenta Crop Protection; ValentFee: $50
This field trip will tour production fields of pineapple, papaya, banana, and coffee as well as a fruit packinghouse along the famous North Shore of Oahu. Participants will have the opportunity to see production operations and talk with growers and university faculty about pre- and postharvest diseases. Preregistration is required.
Saturday, August 68:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Organizers: Phil Cannon, USDA Forest Service, Valeho, CA, U.S.A.; Janice Uchida, University of Hawaii, Honolulu, HI, U.S.A.Section: Plant Pathology-Diseases of PlantsSponsoring Committees: Forest Pathology; Tropical Plant Pathology; Emerging Diseases and PathogensFee: $95
This loop tour of eastern Oahu will feature several tropical forestry diseases. At the Muanawili Research Station, we will see testing of koa clones to Fusarium oxysporum wilt, the rust disease caused by eucalyptus. At the Waimanalo Research station, we will see several tropical tree-crop species and some of the diseases that affect them. Preregistration is required.