The following information was obtained from educational programs conducted by island

As of February 1998
Island Educated Interested Adopted Acreage
Oahu 53 14 6 3
Hawaii 20 8 1 1
Maui 7 5 1 1
Molokai 13 13 0 0
Total 73 40 8 5.0

Since the project began in August 1997, 73 growers were educated about the new promising taro varieties through field demonstrations. Forty growers are interested in converting some of their production to the disease tolerant cultivars.  Currently, eight growers have adopted promising blight resistant cultivars. A majority of growers have opted to wait for demonstration field data and for consumer taste panel results before deciding to use the cultivars.
Performance data was not collected in 1998 due to unusually low rainfall.