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Hoolehua Plant Materials Center

Hoolehua Plant Materials Center

Hoolehua, Hawaii

Plant Materials Center aerial photograph.Established 1957 on Maui; moved to Molokai in 1972
    
The Hoolehua Plant Materials Center selects plant materials and develops conservation technology for the unique volcanic soils of Hawaii, Guam and other Pacific Basin islands. The Center has released several plants including ‘Tropic Coral’ tall erythrina for use in windbreaks, and has developed technology for cover crops, windbreaks, grazing systems, native plants production and wildlife habitat.

Progress Report on the Use of Piligrass (Heteropogon contortus) Hay Bales for the Island of Kaho`olawe's Highly Erodible Sites Glenn Sakamoto, September 2008 (PDF; 780 KB)

Obtaining Seeds and Plants for Conservation (June 2012) (PDF; 304 KB)
Commercial Sources of Plant Materials Native to the Pacific Islands Area (March 2012) (PDF; 44 KB)
Plant Materials Long Range Plan (September 2006) (PDF; 157 KB)
Plant Materials Center Long Range Plan 2006-2011 (October 2006) (PDF; 221 KB)
Plants for Field and Increase Plantings (November 2012) (PDF; 861 KB)

Vegetative Guides

Pacific Islands Vegetative Guide (September 2012) - Text (PDF; 1.2 MB)
Pacific Islands Vegetative Guide (April 2010) - Pictures (PDF; 7.67 MB)
Pacific Islands Vegetative Guide (April 2010) - Plant Establishment Procedures (PDF; 35 KB)

Reports & Brochures

Plant Materials Center Activity Report - 2011 (PDF; 1.25 MB)
Plant Materials Center Activity Report - 2010 (PDF; 1.2 MB)
Plant Materials Specialist Report - September 2010 (PDF; 190 KB)
Plant Materials Center Activity Report - 2009 (PDF; 915 KB)
Plant Materials Center Activity Report - 2007 (PDF; 2.4 MB)
Plant Materials Center Brochure - 2006 (PDF; 1.32 MB) 
Plant Materials Center Report - July 2003 (PDF; 1.4 MB)
Report on Pacific Fruit-Piercing Moth (HTML)

Plants Used for Conservation

Seed production field of Eragrostis variabilis or Kawelu is being produced at the Hawaii Plant Materials Center for re-vegetation efforts on the severely eroded island of Kaho'olawe.

Seed production field of Eragrostis variabilis or “Kawelu” is being produced at the Hawaii Plant Materials Center for re-vegetation efforts on the severely eroded  island of Kaho'olawe .

'Kuiaha' Desmodium (PDF; 604 KB)
Cover Crops For Orchards in Hawaii (PDF; 2717 KB)
'Tropic Coral' Tall Erythrina (PDF; 6458 KB)
'Tropic Lalo' Paspalum (PDF; 302 KB)
'Tropic Shore' Seashore Paspalum (PDF; 3275 KB)
'Tropic Sun' Sunn Hemp Brochure (PDF; 229 KB)
Kawelu Plant Fact Sheet (PDF; 394 KB)
'Sunshine' Vetivergrass Plant Guide (PDF; 105 KB)

Conservation Plant Releases

Plant Links

  • Plant Materials link at the National Site
  • Plant Information
  • Contact

    Glenn Sakamoto, Manager
    4101 Maunaloa Highway
    Hoolehua, HI 96729

    Telephone: 808.567.6885
    FAX: 808.567.6537
    Email: glenn.sakamoto@hi.nrcs.usda.gov