Powered by a nearby waterfall and pumping out smoke through a chimney, a brick sugar mill in Kōloa, Kauai, started to produce sugar in 1835. The Old Sugar Mill of Kōloa would not only operate as Hawaii’s first successful commercial sugar plantation, but also mark the start of Hawaii’s sugar industry.
From 1970, HSPA has documented history, data, and information relating to Hawaii’s sugar industry in its Hawaiian Sugar Manuals … Click here for the rest of the article.
Cleaning and Preparing Limu
A new addition to the College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources (CTAHR) Publication Series, this report from 1907 examines the economic value of seaweeds in Hawaii, as well as their food value. Turns out that seaweed has been delicious (and economically viable) for decades! Read more about it on ScholarSpace: https://scholarspace.manoa.hawaii.edu/handle/10125/42229
Check out the latest Kukui Leaf Newsletter on ScholarSpace. It covers news of the summer, including details on the groundbreaking of the Hawaiian Rare Plant Program’s new Micropropagation Facility. In addition, find out times and dates for upcoming classes, as well as when the next Lyon Arboretum’s Plant Sale will be held. https://scholarspace.manoa.hawaii.edu/handle/10125/42261.
Leeper identified 167 coccinellid species as having been introduced to the Hawaiian Islands. Forty-six (46) species are considered established for which this paper provides a key. Read all about it in eVols: http://evols.library.manoa.hawaii.edu/handle/10524/49028
Read about all things Pineapple in the Newsletter of the Pineapple Working Group of the International Society for Horticultural Science in Scholarspace https://scholarspace.manoa.hawaii.edu/handle/10125/41067
Read about Library School news and events 2004-2009 in Scholarspace at http://scholarspace.manoa.hawaii.edu/handle/10125/41068
Like maps? Us too! Click on over to eVols and see the beginning of a burgeoning online map collection. We suggest starting here, on Oahu, in 1902. Be sure to zoom in to see some spectacular detail. https://evols.library.manoa.hawaii.edu/handle/10524/49268
Curious about raising swine in Hawaii, the sweet potato’s importance in the islands, or commercial guava processing here in 1957? Check out the recent addition of historical publications added to the College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources (CTAHR) Publication Series. These Bulletins cover a myriad of fascinating topics, with some great insights into agricultural practices in Hawaii in decades past. https://scholarspace.
Photo credit: James Watt, courtesy of PMNM/NOAA
Want to be up on the latest research happenings at UH Mānoa? Find out about shark studies, sea pigs, coral reefs, data visualizations, growing plants in space, and black holes, among other awesome things. Read all the issues of Kaunānā, now up on ScholarSpace. https://scholarspace.manoa.
And in case you can’t get enough of all things India, eVols is the place to be! Another newly digitized title, The Opium Habit in the East. A study of the evidence given to the Royal Commission on Opium, 1893-4, is now available. This book is a summary of what the Royal Commission on Opium originally presented, and apparently an abbreviated version was much needed: “The Royal Commission on Opium has presented to the public a vast trackless expanse of opinion on the opium question, interspersed with clumps of more or less useful information by way of appendices.” Luckily, Joshua Rowntree breaks it down for us and tells us what we really need to know. https://evols.library.manoa.hawaii.edu/handle/10524/49236.