Funding opportunity - Pesticide Management Altermatives
PURPOSE: develop and implement integrated pest management (IPM) practices, tactics and systems for specific pest problems while reducing human and environmental risks.
Objectives of PMAP are to: 1) develop or adapt IPM tactics and technologies to address specific pest problems in pre- and post-harvest systems; 2) adapt, evaluate and demonstrate the effectiveness of modified or alternative IPM tactics and technologies; and 3) conduct field demonstration programs and describe how anticipated results can be economically and effectively integrated into production systems for individual crops.
Extension field specialists should collaborate with campus faculty. See guidelines for required four (4) elements of all applications. Usually 6 to 8 projects will be funded in the range of $100,000 to $200,000 per award. Project length is a maximum of 2 years. Matching funds are not required. The web site has information on previously funded projects.
http://nifa.usda.gov/fo/fundview.cfm?fonum=1114; DEADLINE: May 14, 2012