University of Hawaii at Manoa

Tropical Plant & Soil Sciences

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The graduate program aims to provide students with a thorough, hands-on understanding of principles and techniques in adaptation and application of biotechnology to tropical crop production, and role of soils in supporting crop production systems. Programs emphasize problem-solving skills integrating molecular, biochemical, physiological, chemical, genetic, and ecological approaches to collaborative research in plant and soil sciences. Candidates may develop studies in genetics and breeding of tropical fruits, vegetables, or ornamentals; physiology, culture, and management of tropical crops; crop and stress physiology; post-harvest physiology; plant growth and development; plant biochemical genetics; plant cytogenetics; weed science; computer modeling; or turf and landscape management, cropping systems, plant-soil-environment relationships, soil chemistry, soil physics, soil management, soil and water conservation, soil fertility, and soil microbiology.

For more information on how to apply for the WRGP resident tuition rate for this program, please contact:

Anna Wieczorek, Graduate Program Chairman
Dept. of Tropical Plant And Soil Sciences
University of Hawaii at Manoa
3190 Maile Way, St. John 102
Honolulu, HI 96822-2279
(808) 956-5900

Degrees Available