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Re: The pineapple growers' substrate


PLEASE do not send any soil from Hawaii to the mainland!  Hawaii has 
Nematodes in the soil and due to agricultural concerns it is 
prohibited to send soil in any form to the mainland.

We have used laterite dug from various areas on the island of Oahu. 
In fact my aunt who is a former University of Hawaii soil chemist 
instructed us on how and where to find it.  If you are gathering soil 
from Hawaii be very careful NOT to gather it from or near 
former/current agricultural land due to the various chemicals that 
were once used on the crops and run-off.