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Fri, Nov 04


Royal Kona Resort

32nd Annual Hawaii Tropical Fruit Growers Conference

Propagation! Send in the Clones

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32nd Annual Hawaii Tropical Fruit Growers Conference
32nd Annual Hawaii Tropical Fruit Growers Conference

Time & Location

Nov 04, 2022, 3:00 PM HST – Nov 06, 2022, 12:00 PM HST

Royal Kona Resort, 75-5852 Ali‘i Dr, Kailua-Kona, HI 96740, USA

About the Event

Hawaii Tropical Fruit Growers

32nd Annual Hawaii Tropical Fruit Growers Conference Agenda


Send in the Clones

Royal Kona Resort

Must call for reservations:

- Marites Bravo-Bala at 808-930-3253


- Ailen Veloso at 808-930-3256

Say you are with the Hawaii Tropical Fruit Growers for our group rate.

November 4th to 6th

Friday, Nov., 4

  • 3 pm HTFG board meeting
  • 5-5:15pm Welcome
  • 5:15-6pm Registration / networking
  • 6-7pm Heavy pupus
  • 7-9:00pm Keynote speech: *Joe Hewitt asked

Saturday, Nov 5

  • 7:00-7:30am Registration, trade show, coffee, posters and networking
  • 7:30-8:00 Welcome - Ken Love
  • Senator Dru Kanuha *Tentative
  • 8:00-8:30 HTFG annual meeting board member introduction - Mark Suiso & Ken Love
  • 8:30-10:30 USDA updates
  • Host Dr. Marisa Wall PBARC Director
  • Dr. Peter Follett on Shipping Malama and Finger limes to the mainland
  • Dr. Dara Stockton on Avocado Lace Bug, Fruit Flies and Passion Fruit
  • 10:30-11:00 Coffeebreak
  • 11:00-12:00 Gabe Schater-Smith on Banana Propagation
  • 12:00-1:15 Lunch (included in basic fee) and Networking
  • 1:15-1:30 Legislative updates - Sen. Mike Gabbard
  • 1:30-2:30 Dr. John Preece on Propagation techques for tropical fruit trees
  • 2:30 - 330 Mary Beust, Understanding the USDA permitting system
  • 3:30-315 coffeebreak
  • 3:15-3:45 Umi Martin, Mango Loa
  • 3:45-4:15 Dr. Amjad Ahmad, UH Updates & Fertigation
  • 4:15-4:30 Q&A with board members and guest speakers and Wrap-up
  • 4:30-5:30 Fruit Tasting (Coordination by Christopher Carter)
  • Networking
  • 5:30pm Networking and a totally amazing dinner With Chef George Gonmes

Sunday, Nov. 6

Tours with Brian Lievens & Ken Love

  • 9:00 to 9:30: Visit the South Kona Green Market across from Manago Hotel
  • 10:00 onward: Visit the HTFG Containment Greenhouse and the HTFG Nursey with a demo from John Preece, Brian Lievens and Ken Love.

This Conference is made possible with funding from:

Hawaii Department of Agriculture

County of Hawaii

and HTFG Members around the state


  • NON-MEMBER NOV 4 Heavy PuPus

    This ticket is for one person access to the Heavy PuPus on Friday November 4th from 6PM-7PM.

    Sale ended
  • NOV 5 GUEST Lunch Ticket

    This ticket allows access to the NOV 5th LUNCH for one GUEST of a conference attendee.

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