Citrus Disease Research and Extension RFPA is available

The FY 2016 Citrus Disease Research and Extension (CDRE) Request for Pre-Application (RFPA) is now available for public viewing. 

NIFA Funding Opportunity Page: https://nifa.usda.gov/funding-opportunity/citrus-disease-research-and-extension-cdre.  

Grants.gov Page: http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=283048. This page includes a synopsis of the funding opportunity, a link to the full announcement (RFA) and the application package.

 

3-D software shows growers where problems are in field

By Kenzie Kesselring, University of Georgia

University of Georgia scientist Glen Rains is combining 3-D images and robotics to help farmers identify crop problems before they become an issue that will affect potential yields.

“We can really detect the smallest changes in the field, and I think farmers will find this very useful,” said Rains, an agricultural engineer in the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences on the UGA Tifton Campus. Continue reading