The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture’s Crop Protection and Pest Management awarded Montana State University more than $1 million in federal grants for research in safer, more effective pest and disease management strategies to support farms and ranches in Montana and beyond.
The funds will go toward research and Extension projects addressing critical, state and regional pest management challenges to help ensure food security. Currently, widespread diseases in Montana’s cereal grains are negatively impacting the state’s $2 billion crop industry.
It will also support Extension outreach and communication efforts on current and emerging crop diseases and pests, such as detecting new diseases and protecting crop exports destined for international trade. Graduate and undergraduate students will also have the opportunity to participate with the applied research and Extension training opportunities.
Read more about Montana State University’s pest and disease management research here.More From: Montana State University
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