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Research

Mari N Marutani

Education

PhD University of Hawai'i 
MSc University of Hawai'i 
BSc University of Hawai'i

Research Interests

• Vegetable production, particularly eggplant, tomato and pepper
• Cultivation of sun hemp as a possible "green manure" 
• Tissue culture of ifit and flame trees

Dr. Marutani is the Advisement Liaison for the Tropical Agriculture Science Program offering a degree in Tropical Agriculture Degree which is designed to provide students with knowledge in agricultural and natural resources and to prepare students for careers in natural resources and plant/animal industry.

Contact Information:

Telephone: 671-735-2133
Cell Phone: 671-000-0000
Fax: 671-734-4600
Contact Mari N Marutani via email

Mari N Marutani is currently involved in the following Fields of Study:

Publications by Mari N Marutani:

Selected Journal and Proceedings Publications since 2000

Marutani, M. and V. Edirveerasingam, 2006. Influence of irrigation method and an adjuvant on persistence of carbaryl on pakchoi. Journal of Environmental Quality 35:1994-1998.

Marutani, M., J. Brown, M. Acosta, J. Sablan, S. Afaisen, and J. McConnell. 2006. University of Guam Triton Farm. HortScience 41: 1033. (Abstract) Presented at the 102nd annual conference of the American Society of Horticultural Science.

Marutani, M., J. Tuquero, R. Schlub and J. McConnell. 2005. Response of vegetable crops to mycorrhizal inoculation in a calcareous soil in the tropics. HortScience 40: 1000. (Abstract). Presented at the 101st annual conference of the American Society of Horticultural Science.

McConnell, J. Marutani, M., R. Schlub, L. Raulerson, L. Gutierrez and G. Perez. Production of the print-on-demand publication "Weeds of Guam." HortScience 40: 1028. (Abstract) Presented at the 101st annual conference of the American Society of Horticultural Science.

Pama, R., J. Doronila and M. Marutani. 2004. Comparison of morphological and genetic characteristics of 15 sweetpotato [Ipomoea batatas (L.) Lam.] accessions grown on Guam. HortScience 39:773-774. (Abstract) Presented at the 100th annual conference of the American Society of Horticultural Science.

Takai, G. and M. Marutani. 2004. Evaluation of hot pepper cultivars grown on Guam. HortScience 39:859-860. (Abstract) Presented at the 100th annual conference of the American Society of Horticultural Science.

Marutani, M. and V. Edirveerasingam. 2003. Shade covers affected degradation of carbaryl on field grown petsai (Brassica rapa L.) HortTechnology 13:637-640.

Naholowaa, L. Q., M. Marutani, M. K. Wayte. 2003. Concept test of value-added root crops. Micronesica Supplement 7:41-53.

Marutani, M. 2003. Sunnhemp, a green manure on Chinese cabbage production on Guam. Micronesica Supplement 7:83-91.

Marutani, M. and R. Schlub. 2003. Cultivar evaluation of vegetable soybean on Guam. Micronesica Supplement 7:93-100.

Sablan P. and M. Marutani. 2003. Nitrogen fixing trees suitable for diversified soils on Guam. Micronesica Supplement 7:69-75.

You, Z., M. Marutani, and D. Borthakur. 2002. Diversity among Bradyrhizobium isolates nodulating yardlong bean and sunnhemp in Guam. J. Appl. Microbiol. 93:577-584.

Marutani, M. and E. Manalastas. 2000. Two methods to estimate the population of indigenous nitrogen fixing rhizobia associated with tropical legumes. Micronesica 33:153-160.

Technical Reports since 2000

Yang, J. and M. Marutani. 2003. Taste test tells which sweet potato is popular. In Guam Vegetable News No. 2003-1. College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, University of Guam.

Marutani, M., H. Kasahara, and R. Schlub. 2003. Grow local okra in your garden. In Guam Vegetable News No. 2003-1. College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, University of Guam.

Marutani, M. and P. Sablan. 2003. Video: Nitrogen Fixing Trees in the Marianas.

Marutani, M. and R. Schlub. 2003. Hot Peppers: processed for export. In Guam Vegetable News No. 2003-1. College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, University of Guam.

Marutani, M. and R. Schlub. 2002. Nomenclature. In Eggplant, Pepper, and Tomato Production Guide for Guam. (eds. R. Schlub and L. Yudin) Guam Cooperative Extension, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, University of Guam. pp. 2-3.

Marutani, M., R. Schlub and R. Estoy. 2002. Guam Variety Evaluation Trials. In Eggplant, Pepper, and Tomato Production Guide for Guam. (eds. R. Schlub and L. Yudin) Guam Cooperative Extension, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, University of Guam. pp. 136-142

Sablan, P. and M. Marutani. 2003. Acacia angustissima: Nitrogen Fixing Tree. AGFacts.

Sablan, P. and M. Marutani. 2003. Cajanus cajan: Nitrogen Fixing Tree. AGFacts

Sablan, P. and M. Marutani. 2003. Calliandra calothyrsus: Nitrogen Fixing Tree. AGFacts.

Sablan, P. and M. Marutani. 2003. Desmodium rensonii: Nitrogen Fixing Tree. AGFacts.

Sablan, P. and M. Marutani. 2003. Flemingia macrophylla: Nitrogen Fixing Tree. AGFacts.

Sablan, P. and M. Marutani. 2003. Gliricidia sepium: Nitrogen Fixing Tree. AGFacts.

Sablan, P. and M. Marutani. 2003. Leucaena leucocephala: Nitrogen Fixing Tree. AGFacts.

Sablan, P. and M. Marutani. 2003. Sesbania sesban: Nitrogen Fixing Tree. AGFacts.

Quitugua R., M., Marutani, J. McConnell and R. Schlub. 2002. Weeds. In Eggplant, Pepper, and Tomato Production Guide for Guam. (eds. R. Schlub and L. Yudin) Guam Cooperative Extension, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, University of Guam. pp. 136-142

Marutani, M. and P. Sablan. 2001. Selecting Nitrogen Fixing Trees Suitable for Your Soils. Factsheet. USDA AES-CALS Technical Report. 1p.

Toves, P. and M. Marutani. 2001 Staring Right with Healthy Plants. Factsheet. USDA AES-CALS Technical Report. 1p.

Marutani, M. and R. Dela Cruz. 2000. Improved Plant Development of Corn Seedlings with Mycorrhizal Fungi. Factsheet. USDA AES-CALS Technical Report. 1p.

Marutani, M. and L. Yudin. 2000. Bemisia argentifolii (Homoptera:Aleyrodidae): host range, life cycle, and parasitoids on Guam. USDA AES-CALS Technical Report. 10p.

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