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Funding Focus: Wisconsin Potato & Vegetable Growers Assocation Potato Research

The Wisconsin Potato & Vegetable Growers Association is requesting proposals for potato research for crop year 2010. Specifications for research are as follows:

Base Funding Proposals:

  • Potato Variety/Advanced Selection (Kostichka)
  • Weed Management (Calquhoun)
  • Breeding (Palta)
  • Seed Certification (Charkowski)
  • Disease Management (Stevenson)
  • Insect Management (Groves)
  • Fertility Management (Ruark)

Base Funding Proposals (BFPs) should include a description of the ongoing disciplinary potato research, new techniques/sciences applied to the base program and linkages to the WPVGA/WWF/UW Collaboration. The Wisconsin Invests cover sheet should be used for grower review purposes. Proposals must be received at 240 Ag Hall by October 14, 2009. Any requests received after that date and time will not be considered for funding. NO EXCEPTIONS.

Competitive Grant Proposals
The WPVGA will be accepting competitive grant proposal for innovative potato research. Grants should take into account critical areas of concern to the Wisconsin Potato Industry. Please see the full call for proposals for more information on the research priorities that have been established. Proposals should not exceed $12,000. Proposals must be received at 240 Ag Hall by October 14, 2009. Any requests received after that date and time will not be considered for funding. NO EXCEPTIONS.

Competitive Grant Proposal Funding
Funding from the Wisconsin Specialty Crop Block Grant Program may be utilized to support some of the 2010 Competitive Grant awards. The prime source of such funding is federal USDA/AMS to the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade, and Consumer Protection to WPVGA/WPIB. Awards supposed through this funding stream will be required to adhere to flow-down terms and condition s from the federal and state sponsors.

Send all grant proposals to UW CALS Research Division in 240 Agricultural Hall

Please review the full call for proposals for additional information.

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