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Request for proposals for 2016 WPVGA Potato Research

The Wisconsin Potato & Vegetable Growers Association is requesting proposals for potato research for crop year 2016. Specifications for research are as follows:

Base Funding Proposals:

  • Production (Goldman)
  • Seed Certification (Charkowski)
  • Weed Management (Colquhoun)
  • Disease Management (Gevens)
  • Insect Management (Groves)
  • Potato Variety/Advanced Selection (Navarro)
  • Nematology (MacGuidwin)
  • Breeding (Endelman)
  • 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/WWWF/UW Collaboration. The Wisconsin Invests cover sheet should be used for grower review purposes. In addition, Base Funding Proposals must include a completed current and pending support form for the project’s PI (suggested template: www.csrees.usda.gov/funding/templates/current_pending.doc). Proposals must be received at Ag Hall by October 7, 2015. Any requests received after that date and time will not be considered for funding. NO EXCEPTIONS!!

Funding from the Wisconsin Specialty Crop Block Grant Program may be utilized to support 2016 Base Funding 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 supported through this funding stream will be required to adhere to flow-down terms and conditions from the federal and state sponsors.

Competitive Grant Proposals (CGPs)
The WPVGA will be accepting competitive grant proposals for innovative potato research with a special emphasis on water related topics. Grants should take into account critical areas of concern to the Wisconsin potato industry. Please see the enclosed sheets with more information on the research priorities that have been established. Proposals should not exceed $12,000, and the Wisconsin Invests cover sheet should be used for grower review purposes. Proposals must be received at Ag Hall by October 7, 2015. Any requests received after that date and time will not be considered for funding. NO EXCEPTIONS!!

Please refer to 2016 RFP WPIB and Cover Sheet for more info.

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