Komohana Research Extension Center

Hilo, HI 96720

Phone: (808) 969-8258

Fax: (808) 981-5211

Email: miyasaka@hawaii.edu

Susan C. Miyasaka

Agronomist 

Specialties:

Green Manures, Taro, Sweet Potato, Plant Nutrition

Education:

B.S., Entomology, Univ. California, Berkeley; M.S., Agronomy, Univ. Hawaii; Ph.D., Agronomy, Cornell Univ.

Courses Taught:

Research Interests:

Alternative crops, plant nutrition, acid soils, aluminum toxicity, taro, disease resistance, legumes, arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi, sweet potato

Selected Publications:

  • He, X., S.C. Miyasaka, M.M.M. Fitch, Y.J. Zhu. 2010. Regeneration and transformation of taro (Colocasia esculenta) with a rice chitinase gene enhances resistance to Sclerotium rolfsii. HortSci. 45: 1014-1020.
  • He, X., S.C. Miyasaka, M.M.M. Fitch, P.H. Moore, Y.J. Zhu. 2008. Agrobacterium tumefasciens- mediated transformation of taro (Colocasia esculenta (L.) Schott) with a rice chitinase gene for improved tolerance to a fungal pathogen Sclerotium rolfsii. Plant Cell Rep. 27: 903-909.
  • Ortiz, A.M., S.C. Miyasaka, J.J. Cho, and B.S. Sipes. 2008. Resistance and tolerance to Meloidogyne javanica in Colocasia esculenta from Thailand, Vietnam, and Nepal. Int. J. Nematology. 18(1): 66-70.
  • Miyasaka, S.C., J.D. Hansen, G.K. Fukumoto. 2007. Resistance to yellow sugarcane aphid: Screening kikuyu and other grasses. Crop Protect. 26: 503-510.
  • Miyasaka, S.C., J.D. Hansen, T.G. McDonald, G.K. Fukumoto. 2007. Effects of nitrogen and potassium in kikuyu grass on feeding by yellow sugarcane aphid. Crop Protect. 26:511-517.
  • Miyasaka, S.C., N.V. Hue, and M.A. Dunn. 2007. Chapter 16, Aluminum. p. 439-497. . IN: A. Barker and D.J. Pilbeam. (eds.) Handbook of Plant Nutrition. Marcel Dekker, New York.
  • Tisdale, T.E., S.C. Miyasaka, D.E. Hemmes. 2005. Cultivation of the oyster mushroom (Pleurotus ostreatus) on wood substrates in Hawaii. World J Microbiol. Biotech. 22:201-206 .
  • Mathews, B.W., S.C. Miyasaka, and J.P. Tritschler II. 2004. Mineral nutrition of warm-season forage grasses. p. 217-265. IN: L.E. Moser et al. (eds.) Warm Season Grasses, Agronomy Monograph no. 45. Amer. Soc. Agron., Crop Sci. Soc. Amer., Soil Sci. Soc. Amer., Madison, WI.
  • S.C. Miyasaka, R.M. Ogoshi, G.Y. Tsuji, and L.S. Kodani. 2003. Site and planting date effects on taro growth: Comparison with aroid model predictions. Agron. J. 95:545-557.
  • Miyasaka, S.C. and M. Habte. 2001. Plant mechanisms and mycorrhizal symbioses to increase phosphorus uptake efficiency. Commun. Plant Soil Anal. 32: 1101-1147.
  • List of publications (PDF)