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Meet the growing demand for fuel, food, and fiber while conserving air, land, water, and biodiversity

Make a difference! Your degree in Tropical Plan… Read more
Talent like this doesn’t grow on trees

Talent like this doesn’t grow on trees

Photo: UH SOFT In the shadow of windward O‘ahu… Read more
Landscape Horticulture: Cultivating a Humane Environment

Landscape Horticulture: Cultivating a Humane Environment

Physiological measurements can reveal how ind… Read more

Sustainable Agriculture: Food for Today and Tomorrow

Sustainable Agriculture: Food for Today and Tomorrow

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A is for Agriculture: Plant Science Can Be Childs’ Play

A is for Agriculture: Plant Science Can Be Childs’ Play

A young visitor to UH Mānoa extracts DNA from pa… Read more

The Mission of the Department of Tropical Plant and Soil Science is to marshal its intellectual resources to serve the State of Hawaii and the Asia/Pacific region through teaching, research and outreach. The faculty is committed to meeting this challenge with programs directed toward improved plant production, food safety and marketing systems for enhanced economic opportunity in the State of Hawaii and the Asia/Pacific region.