USDA Announces $4 Million Available to Develop Innovative Pest Management Solutions
USDA’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) has just announced a $4 million grant to support research and extension efforts to address existing and future pest control issues and increase crop protection practices. The fund is the work of Crop Protection and Pest Management (CPPM) Program that is administered by NIFA and since 2014 has awarded $32.5 million to aid research and extension into integrated pest management efforts (IPM). All competitive fiscal year 2016 grants will be in the Applied Research and Development (ARDP) focus area and the closing date for applications is June 8.
For background on IPM and to learn more about collaboration between land-grant universities on this issue read our Q&A with Dr. Steve Young, Director of the Northeastern Integrated Pest Management Center both in interview and in our Twitter Town Hall.
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