Komohana Research Extension Center
875 Komohana Street
Hilo, HI 96720

Phone: (808) 969-5199

Fax: (808) 981-5211

Email: mnagao@hawaii.edu

Mike A. Nagao

Emeritus Researcher 


Tropical Fruits, Nuts, Culture & Management


B.A., Botany,University of Hawaii, 1969; M.S., Botany, University of Hawaii, 1971; Ph.D., Botany, University of Massachusetts, 1975

Research Interests:

Tropical fruit and nut production with an emphasis on macadamia, lychee, longan, rambutan and coffee

Selected Publications:

  • Nagao, M.A. 2008. Macadamia integrifolia: macadamia nut. In: J. Janick and R. Paull (eds.) The Encyclopedia of Fruit and Nuts. CABI Wallingford, UK. pp. 600-610.
  • Nagao, M.A.and R.E. Paull. 2008. Nephelium mutabile: pulasan. In: J. Janick and R. Paull (eds.) The Encyclopedia of Fruit and Nuts. CABI Wallingford, UK. pp. 816-817.
  • Matsumoto, T.K., M.A. Nagao and B. Mackey. 2007. Off-season flower induction of longan with potassium chlorate, sodium chlorite and sodium hypochlorite. HortTechnology 17: 296-300.
  • Kawabata, A.M., M.A. Nagao, T. Tsumura, D.F. Aoki, K.Y. Hara and L.K. Pena. 2007. Phenology and fruit development of rambutan (Nephelium lappaceum L.) in Hawaii. J. Hawaiian Pacific Agric. 14:31-39.
  • Salakpetch, S., U. Poonachit, S. Chandraparnik, and M.A. Nagao. 2006. Soil moisture stress and irrigation management promote mangosteen (Garcinia mangostana L.) flowering. J. Hawaiian Pacific Agric. 13:35-41.
  • Nagao, M. 2005. Orchard Tasks: Macadamias Pacific Nut Producer (Jan to June Issues) Vol. 11(1-6).
  • Nagao.M., P.J. Ito, T. Tsumura and A.M. Kawabata. 2003. Performance of new macadamia selections in Hawaii. Proc. Second International Macadamia Symposium 2003. p. 76-79.
  • Nishijima, K.A., P.A. Follet, B.C. Bushe and M.A. Nagao. 2002. First report of Lasmenia sp. and two species of Gliocephalotrichum on rambutan in Hawaii. Plant Dis. 86:71. Nagao, M.A., E.B. Ho-a, M.S. Nishina and F. Zee. 2000. December pruning of vegetative flushes affects flowering of Kaimana lychee in Hawaii. J. Haw. Pac. Agric. 11: 17-21.
  • Nagao, M.A and E.B. Ho-a. 2000. Stimulating flowering of longan in Hawaii with potassium chlorate. J. Haw. Pac. Agric. 11: 23-27.
  • Nagao, M.A. 2000. Varieties for macadamia orchards. Agriculture Hawaii 1(4): 2. Ito, P.J., F. Zee and M.A. Nagao. 2000. ?Egami?, a new longan cultivar from Hawaii. Coop. Ext. Ser. Coll. Trop. Agr. & Hum. Res. Univ. of HI. NPH-5. September 2000.