Today USDA-NIFA released the North Central Regional Integrated Pest Management Program Competitive Grants Program Request for Applications (RFA). The application deadline is February 29, 2012.
Approximately $750,000 is available for research only, extension only, or research and extension projects.
The Regional Integrated Pest Management Grants Program (RIPM) supports the continuum of research and extension efforts needed to increase the implementation of IPM methods. The RIPM program supports projects that develop individual pest control tactics, integrate individual tactics into an IPM system,...Read More
The news feature below discusses a project to advance organic cropping systems in Missouri. Results will be shared Missouri Sustainable Agriculture Research Education co-coordinator Debi Kelly.
Source: Kansas City Infozine
Those cover crops are the first step in a project funded by a grant of more than $740,000 from the U.S. Department of Agriculture's National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA). The project hopes to advance organic cropping systems with a focus on weed suppression, minimizing greenhouse gas emissions, increasing fertility in an environmentally friendly...Read More