Turmeric Field Day

Washing turmeric in preparation for the field day

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

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