OACA - Executive Director
NRCD - Assistant Director for Soil Science
Dr. Koon-Hui Wang
Associate Professor, Department of Plant and Environmental Protection Sciences, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa. Koon-Hui holds a B.S. from the National Taiwan University, M.S. in Horticulture from the University of Hawaii, and Ph.D. Plant Pathology, University of Hawaii. She specializes in cover cropping, nematology, natural farming, soil health management, sustainable pest management. You can access her publications by visiting: https://cms.ctahr.hawaii.edu/wangkh/Home.aspx
Josh has Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in natural resources and soil science, respectively, from UH Manoa. Working in Jonathan Deenik’s lab, he was instrumental in helping to develop the online Hawai‘i Soil Atlas. He is very familiar with the diverse soil types throughout Hawai‘i, and the practices to properly manage them for crop production. His most recent position (with the UH-CTAHR Human Nutrition, Food, and Animal Sciences Dept. Children’s Healthy Living Program) was to manage research activities for an agro-ecologically-based project on the Pacific Island of Pohnpei in the Federated States of Micronesia - to improve the health, food security, and livelihood of indigenous and minority groups around the Pacific Region through community participatory research. Josh is well versed in all aspects of farming in the Hawaiian Islands, with a good understanding of both traditional Hawaiian agriculture and the range of contemporary cropping systems found around the islands.