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Announcement

Specialty Crop Research Initiative

Description

SCRI was established to solve critical industry issues through research and extension activities. Specialty crops are defined as fruits and vegetables, tree nuts, dried fruits, and horticulture and nursery crops, including floriculture. SCRI will give priority to projects that are multistate, multi-institutional, or trans-disciplinary; and include explicit mechanisms to communicate results to producers and the public. Projects must address at least one of five focus areas: research in plant breeding, genetics, and genomics to improve crop characteristics; efforts to identify and address threats from pests and diseases, including threats to specialty crop pollinators; efforts to improve production efficiency, productivity, and profitability over the long term; new innovations and technology, including improved mechanization and technologies that delay or inhibit ripening; and methods to prevent, detect, monitor, control, and respond to potential food safety hazards in the production and processing of specialty crops

Areas

Food/Non-Food Products: Development, Processing, Quality, & Delivery;#Agricultural, Natural Resource, & Biological Engineering;#Economics, Markets & Policy;#Plants & Their Systems

Ceiling

$10,000,000.00

Pre-proposal/LOI

 

Submission

1/14/2010

Recurring

No

Attachments

Created at 11/4/2009 9:33 AM by Quesada, Virginia
Last modified at 11/4/2009 9:33 AM by Quesada, Virginia