The dark clouds and some rain didn’t stop the Turmeric Variety Trial Field Day on Tuesday, February 26, 2019. The event went on as planned with a quick location change the Community Services Building on the UH Maui College campus. Dr. Ted Radovich, Extension Agents Glenn Teves and Kylie Tavares, and Extension Educator Lynn Nakamura-Tengan presented data and information from the recent trials. Participants learned about a variety of turmeric, field performance, and marketable uses.
The field day covered
•Turmeric field production
•Characteristics of 8 turmeric species
•Results of the variety trial
•Culinary and consumer uses of turmeric