COMMERCIAL FARM SURVEYS

Basil

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Total Surveyed: 4
ISLAND SURVEYS LBS./YEAR ACRES % CROP LOSS % INDUSTRY
OAHU 2 205,200 35 100% 58%
HAWAII 1 320 1 0% 0.09%
KAUAI 1 3,750 1 60% 1%
TOTAL: 4 209,270 37   59%

Growers responsible for 59% of the State's basil production have been educated about the 'UH Sweet Basil' cultivar.
Additional time is needed to determine what percent of commercial growers will adopt the disease tolerant sweet basil variety.
Conducted: 10/96: 6 month assessment


Fusarium Wilt:  

Prior to UH Sweet Basil, Fusarium wilt present  3
No effective chemicals for disease control  4

Pest of Concern:  

Fusarium wilt 3
Leaf Blight 2
Aphids 1
Thrips 2
Loopers 1
Mealybugs 1
Slugs 1
Beetles 1
Mites 1
Nematodes 2
Ants 1
Leaf Hoppers 1
Spittle Bugs 1
Others 3

UH Sweet Basil Seed:  

Utilize UH Sweet Basil 3
Satisfied with UH Sweet Basil 2
Not Satisfied with UH Sweet Basil  
Need more time to evaluate 1

 

Increase in yield 2
Decrease in yield 1
N/A 1

12/98