Preliminary Taro Baseline Information
(Awaiting QLCC-CTAHR Information)


Number Surveyed: 9
Date: February 1999
Island: Oahu
Total Acreage Surveyed: 65
Percent of Industry: 15%
Conducted at Huli Distribution & Demonstration


CULTIVARS
Cultivars Number of Responses
Bunlong 3
Leihua Maole (Poi Taro) 4
Moi Poi Taro  2
Zuiki (Leaf) 1
Niue (Samoan Taro) 2
Palauan Taro 1
Other: Arimo, Apii, Kai, etc.  1

LEAF BLIGHT LOSSES
Annual Losses Due to Leaf Blight Number of Responses
0% 1
1-25%  4
26-50% 0
51-75% 2
76-100% 0
No Reply 2

LEAF BLIGHT RESISTANT VARIETIES
Acreage Grown with Leaf Blight Resistant Taro Varieties 2.1
Which Varieties? P1
P4
P5
P7
P8
P10
P12
P15
P16
P19
P20
Pleased with New Varieties: 1
More Time to Evaluate 8

 
Qualities of Concern for Palauan Taro Number of Responses
Taste 4
Color 2
Texture 4
Yield 4
Other: leaf
Anticipated Palauan Acreage in 1999: 17 



Number Surveyed: 6
Date: July 1998
Island: Hawaii
Total Acreage Surveyed: 30
Percent of Industry: 6%
Phone Interviews Conducted by Project Investigator

CULTIVARS
Cultivars Number of Responses
Bunlong 4
Leihua Maole (Poi Taro) 3
Moi Poi Taro  1
Zuiki (Leaf) 0
Niue (Samoan Taro) 2
Palauan Taro 0
Other: Arimo, Apii, Kai, etc.  3

LEAF BLIGHT LOSSES
Annual Losses Due to Leaf Blight Number of Responses
1-25%  3
26-50% 1
No Reply 2

FERTILIZER APPLICATION
Fertilizer Number of Responses
Lime 2
10-30-10 2
Triple 16 1
Triple Phosphate 1
Ai 4
Mac Nut Compost 1

DISEASE
Diseases of Concern Number of Responses
Leaf Blight 6
Pocket Rot 2
Soft Rot 2

LEAF BLIGHT RESISTANT VARIETIES
Acreage Grown with Leaf Blight Resistant Taro Varieties 0.5 (?)


Number Surveyed: 6
Date: July 1994
Island: Oahu
Total Acreage Surveyed: 60
Percent of Taro Industry Surveyed: 12%
Old Baseline Survey

CULTIVARS
Cultivars Number  of Responses
Bunlong 3
Leihua Maole (Poi Taro) 3
Moi Poi Taro 1
Zuiki (Leaf) 0
Niue (Samoan Taro) 0
Palauan 0
Other: Araimo, etc. 1

LEAF BLIGHT LOSSES
Leaf Blight Number of Responses
Loss in Yield Due to Phytophthora Leaf Blight 
Application of Chemicals to Control Disease All Applicants Do Not Apply Chemicals to Control Leaf Blight

FERTILIZER APPLICATION
Fertilizer Number of Responses
Lime 1
Mirate of Potash 1
Nitro Phosphate (14-20-20) 1
10-20-10 1
Triple 15 2
Triple Phosphate 1
Urea 1
Water Soluble 1