AFRI Sustainable Agricultural Systems Webinar May 10

New in 2018, the Agriculture and Food Research Initiative (AFRI) Sustainable Agricultural Systems (SAS) program. SAS promotes the sustainable supply of abundant, affordable, safe, nutritious, and accessible food and other agricultural products, while enhancing economic opportunities and improving the long-term health and well-being of all Americans. The program requires a Letter of Intent, due June 27, 2018, after which applications are due October 10, 2018.

Approximately $80 million will be available to fund non-renewable grants up to $10 million for fully integrated (including research, education, and extension) Coordinated Agricultural Projects (CAPs) and Strengthening CAPs using transdisciplinary approaches. Continue reading

Cooperative Agriculture Pest Survey (CAPS) 2016 Surveys

The CAPS program continues to be centered on the ‘bundled survey’ concept for efficiency and economy of survey. Priority Surveys are those survey initiatives that have been identified by the National CAPS Committee as being of high priority to merit a priority survey effort (See Priority Pest List – Economic and Environmental). Priority surveys for 2016 include: 1. Nursery and Retail, 2. Cotton, 3. Exotic Wood Borer/Bark Beetle and 4. Small Grains.

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