University of Kentucky resources help growers manage diseases sustainably

by Candace Pollock-Moore, Southern SARE

University of Kentucky Cooperative Extension, through a Southern Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SSARE) On-Farm Research Grant, has developed a series of outreach materials for small fruit producers to aid in disease management.

“Like many diseases of small fruit, they are best managed using cultural practices, such as sanitation. Thus, we developed outreach materials to assist fruit growers with virus and disease management,” said Nicole Ward Gauthier, University of Kentucky Extension plant pathologist. Continue reading

Southern SARE On-Farm Research Grant AND Producer Grant Call for Proposals Released

Please see below for two funding opportunities, one targeted at Agricultural Professionals and the other for Farmers and Ranchers.  Proposal submission deadline is Friday, Nov. 18, 2016 at 5 p.m. EST for both opportunities.  The following information is provided by the Southern Region of the Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE) program. Funded by the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA), Southern SARE operates under cooperative agreements with the University of Georgia, Fort Valley State University, and the Kerr Center for Sustainable Agriculture to offer competitive grants to advance sustainable agriculture in America’s Southern region. USDA is an equal opportunity employer and service provider. Continue reading

Southern SARE On-Farm Research Grant Calls for Proposals Released

The Call for Proposals for the 2015 On-Farm Research Grants, intended for agricultural professionals throughout the Southern region, has been released by the Southern Region Sustainable Agriculture Research & Education (SSARE) program.  Proposal submission deadline is Friday, Nov. 13, 2015 at 5 p.m. EST. Announcement of funded grants will take place in late February 2016. Continue reading