Project Number: 5320-21000-011-05
Start Date: Sep 30, 2004
End Date: Sep 30, 2009
Existing plant tissue culture laboratory program will attempt to develop an in-vitro protocol for apple banana micropropagation. The efficacy Provado on aphid vectors of banana bunchy top virus will be tested using varied application methods such as spraying, injection and root up-take. An environmentally controlled soil-less system will be developed and tested for the propagation of GMO and non-GMO plant species using seeds and cuttings. Tests will be conducted under greenhouse and outdoor conditions to determine the uptake of nutrients in GMO papayas. Finally, a survey will initiate a market research program on GMOs that help to assess the marketing and economic factors that are associated with GMOs. Documents SCA with UH Hilo. Formerly 5320-21000-010-09S (06/06).