Taylor from kualoa ranch teaches seeds4tomorrow participants about cover crops, papaya, and other Ag related topics on the farm.
Ben takes seeds4tomorrow participants on a tour of the garden.
Janis and Synthia from DLNR educates seeds4tomorrow on insect identification and classification of decomposer, predators, pollinators. Insects such as 1 honey been on sunflower Potato bug in Dirt, Stink bug (pest) on chard,
Chinese swallow tail butterfly (pest) near crownflower, Carpenter bee on hibiscus, Oriental flower beetle where caught and identified.
1- Beneficial insects are important in agriculture because they kill bugs that are bad to crops, they help with the earth's soil such as earth worms providing nutrient in their waste, and they also polinate crops which help them to grow.
2- Same insects are not always beneficially in different systems this is because they ruin some crops for example the cabbage butterfly babies, they eat the cabbage but the butterfly polinates it.
3- Yield potential is how much your plant produces and you can maximize this by making sure your plant your plant gets enough water, sunlight, etc. Basically taking care of it good so that it grows strong.
1- Soil and water conservation is important because without the two you would not have the building blocks to grow anything. Soil is important because soil gives the plant the nutrients it needs in order to grow. Water is important because it provides moisture to the plant without it drying out and essentially dying.
2- Framers use cover crops in order to keep soil from what is called soil runoff were soil is washed away and flushed into the ocean which kills off the reefs and pollutes the sea. They also use cover crops to keep the soil compact and for it to be able to keep the soil to grow other crops. The cover crops help Hawaiis Ahapua`a because it distinctively shows where each land division is, without cover crops the land will be washed away and into the sea.
1) The soil is important for the plants because that is where they get their nutrients and food to help them grow and healthier plants or crops. Water conservation is important to manage the water as a sustainable resources and to protect the water environment for human needs for everyday living.
2) The reason why people and farmers plants cover crops is because it helps reduce heavy water flows when it rains and lead to dirty water and ruin the soil nutrients. The roots on the plants impact together the soil leading to a somewhat clean water. Prevent to loss the nutrients and to keep the soil in one place to hold the nutrients.
They help the Hawaii Ahupua'a by reducing the soil erosion going to other place like river or beach.
3) Three career in agriculture that I know are plant pathology, soil scientist and conservation specialist
This is celery roots the left one is perfectly normal and the right one was attacked by a nematode.
This is a nematode in the possession of a ring. A organism that kills harmful organisms like the nematode who attack the roots of plants and make them burst.
This is a nematode with the ring.
This is the Koa root.
This is a water shed model it tells you what will happen if it got heavy rain where would all the soil and other stuff will end up after the heavy rain.
Q1. soil and water conservation is very important because first soil conservation is important so you can keep the needed nutrients in the soil to stay in the soil so it doesn't run off into the water ways. Water conservation is important so that you can reduce pollution to the ocean cause since Oahu is a big watershed all the soap from washing the car, soil in the construction site and in the farm and if there is no berm or vegetative barrier or cover crop not only the soil but for the farm if it was recently fertilized all of it will run to the ocean also the dog poop from Zoey in the wetlands will run to the ocean.haha:D
Q2. people/farmers plant cover crops because cover crop plants help to lower soil erosion by catching the soil from run off water, the water will hit the plants first not the soil, and the roots from the plants help secure the soil in the ground so that the soil won't be picked off in the runoff. They help the ahupua'a by the mauka it help keeps the soils nutrients in the mountains so that the plants nutrients in the soil won't leave and go to the ocean. It helps the Makai by keeping the ocean clean for the coral reefs. Also if a farmer uses fertilizer and if it runs to the ocean it will start a algal bloom which will absorb all the oxygen in the ocean and the ocean animals will not be able to breathe.
Q3. Soil Analysist, conservation manager, conservation specialist, farm manager, soil mapper, executive director, farmer, agriculture entrepreneur, etc.