(BIVN) – The Hawaii County Council Finance Committee gave preliminary approval to provide some funding to help sweet potato research on the Big Island.
On November 1, councilmembers gave a positive recommendation to Res. 375-17, authorizing the administration to enter into an agreement with the University of Hawaii Office of Research Services, which will provide $7,999.20 from the Department of Research and Development to UH to fund its “Improving Sustainability of Sweet Potato through Virus-tested, Tissue-culture Technology” proposal.
According to officials, the funds would be used “to conduct farm trials comparing yields of sweet potatoes grown from a commercial source of cuttings with those of virus-tested, tissue-cultured planting materials, and graft plant material to multiply existing sweet potato viruses to reach detection levels.”
The resolution still the needs the vote of the full council.
by Big Island Video News
HILO, Hawaii - The county is considering funding a “Improving Sustainability of Sweet Potato through Virus-tested, Tissue-culture Technology” proposal.