USDA Awards $4 Million in Research Grants for Integrated Pest Management Solutions

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) today announced nearly $4.2 million in grants to support research projects and extension programs that will provide pest management solutions and advancements. This research aims to increase food security by further protecting agricultural resources and improving pest mitigation practices.

“Ensuring a safe, quality, and abundant food supply is an essential facet in preparing to feed a growing population,” said Sonny Ramaswamy, NIFA director. “The programs funded today will contribute to the future of food production with new techniques and improvements on tried-and-true methods.”

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Crop Protection ARDP Request for Applications released

The National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) is pleased to announce the release of the FY 2015 Crop Protection and Pest Management (CPPM) Request for Applications (RFAs).  The following link includes a synopsis of the funding opportunity, a link to the full announcement (RFA) and the application package:  http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=274745.

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NIFA Awards $16 Million in Grants to Address Integrated Pest Management

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) today announced more than $16 million in grants to support research and extension activities addressing critical integrated pest management (IPM) needs. The new resources will protect crops and livestock, ensure greater food security and effectively respond to other major societal challenges.

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