Citrus Disease Research and Extension (CDRE)

The Specialty Crop Research Initiative (SCRI) Citrus Disease Research and Extension Program (CDRE) is authorized in the Agricultural Act of 2014 (H.R. 2642) to award grants to eligible entities to conduct research and extension activities, technical assistance and development activities to: (a) combat citrus diseases and pests, both domestic and invasive and including huanglongbing and the Asian citrus psyllid, which pose imminent harm to United States citrus production and threaten the future viability of the citrus industry; and (b) provide support for the dissemination and commercialization of relevant information, techniques, and technologies discovered pursuant to research and extension activities funded through SCRI/CDRE and other research and extension projects targeting problems caused by citrus production diseases and invasive pests. Continue reading

Citrus disease research and extension RFA has been released

The FY 2015 Specialty Crop Research Initiative/Citrus Disease Research and Extension (SCRI/CDRE) RFA is now available for public viewing.

NIFA Funding Opportunity Page: http://nifa.usda.gov/funding-opportunity/specialty-crop-research-initiativecitrus-disease-research-and-extension-scricdre   (Click on the grey button that says “View RFA” to see 2015 RFA.)

Grants.gov Page: http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=275596. This page includes a synopsis of the funding opportunity, a link to the full announcement (RFA) and the application package.