Monday, February 29, 2016

Eleven Projects Selected for 2016 Western IPM Center Grant Funding

Eleven projects were selected for funding through the 2016 Western IPM Center grant program, and will launch this spring. They are:

Project Initiation Grants
Integrating Mechanical or Chemical Control with Biological Control for Improved Saltcedar Management at Southwestern Reservoirs
Erik Lehnhoff, New Mexico State University

Network Characteristics and Modeling of Powdery Mildew Spread: Foundations for Area-Wide IPM
David H. Gent, Oregon State University

Canopy Modification for Macadamia Felted Coccid Management in Macadamia Nut Orchards in Hawaii
Alyssa Cho, University of Hawaii at Manoa

Discovery and Evaluation of Potential Biocontrol Agents to Reduce Ergot in Cool-Season Grass Seed Crops of the Pacific Northwest
Navneet Kaur, Oregon State University

Integrated Pest Management of Barb Goatgrass and Medusahead in Annual Grasslands
Elise Gornish, University of California, Davis

Work Groups
Pulse Crops IPM Work Group
Todd Scholz, USA Dry Pea & Lentil Council

Western Region Tribal IPM Outreach and Education Project
Ross Racine, Intertribal Agriculture Council (California and Arizona)

Montana Invasive Species Strategic Plan - Pest Component
Bryce R. Christiaens, Missoula County Weed District

Outreach and Implementation Grants
Enhancing Insect Pest Management in Irrigated Desert Alfalfa
Ayman M. Mostafa, University of Arizona

Creation of a Web-based Training Course to Promote Biological Control
Ute Chambers, Washington State University

Planning Documents
IPM Practices Evaluation for Landscape Trees and Shrubs
Gino Graziano, University of Alaska, Fairbanks

Congratulations to all the successful applicants!