Posted on April 12, 2017 by rhallberg
USDA Announces $150.2 Million in Funding through the Agriculture and Food Research Initiative
WASHINGTON, D.C. April 11, 2017 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) today announced $150.2 million in available funding to support projects that build a foundation of knowledge in agricultural sciences to address a range of societal and global challenges such as food security, food safety, sustainable agriculture, and rural entrepreneurship. Funding is made through NIFA’s Agriculture and Food Research Initiative (AFRI), authorized by the 2014 Farm Bill. Read the full press release at the NIFA website. Continue reading
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Posted on April 15, 2016 by rhallberg
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.
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Posted on May 2, 2014 by rhallberg
In Southeast Farm Press
Although citrus greening enters trees through their leaves, University of Florida researchers have discovered that the deadly disease attacks roots long before the leaves show signs of damage – a finding that may help growers better care for trees while scientists work to find a cure.
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Posted on August 22, 2013 by rhallberg
A Polk County architect-turned-citrus grower’s decision to allow researchers to use 100 acres of land has given the University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences a much-needed boost in the battle against deadly citrus greening.
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