The 2018 Sunflowers in the Country event has been postponed due to excessive rainfall from tropical storms Lane and Olivia. The two recent storms drenched the fields at the Waialua Parent Seed location of Corteva Agriscience™, the Agriculture Division of DowDuPont, leaving the soil too wet to plant. The Corteva team anticipates bringing back the Sunflowers in the Country event next summer. Look out for our quarterly newsletter, follow us on Facebook and check the website for sunflower tour updates!
Who is your superhero?
That is the question creative media students at the University of Hawai‘i West O‘ahu set out to uncover for the Hawai‘i Department of Labor and Industrial Relation’s farming campaign.
With a focus on Hawai‘i’s diverse agricultural industry and the viability of farming as an occupation, the students visited DuPont Pioneer’s Waialua Parent Seed to hear directly from our employees about their roles and day-to-day operations on O‘ahu’s North Shore. Alika Napier, Field Operations Manager, and Rance Balidoy, Lead Operator for Land Preparation, share more in this video.
Mahalo to the students of the University of Hawai‘i West O‘ahu Creative Media department for visiting our farm!
Kunia Cultural Garden
Mālama Learning Center, Hālau ‘O Kaululaua‘e and DuPont Pioneer held a blessing ceremony at a garden site that will be used to teach area students how to propagate native and traditional plant materials, which will be harvested for lei making and cultural activities.
Pioneer donated use of the nearly one-acre parcel in Kunia to serve as a community cultural garden. Employees of the Kunia Research Center help plant and maintain the more than 600 plants of about 20 species, many of which are native to Hawai‘i.
“With our cultural garden at DuPont Pioneer in Kunia, we have the opportunity to help people connect to the land and sea through hands on education. This partnership shows that by working together, we can do something positive that serves a community need.”
- Pauline Sato, Executive Director, Mālama Learning Center