Monday, October 8, 2012

California DPR 2013/2014 Pest Management Research Grant Solicitation Release

The Department of Pesticide Regulation's (DPR) 2013/2014 Pest Management Research Grant Solicitation is now available. DPR’s Research Grant Program will provide a total of $500,000 for research projects with terms of up to three years that develop practices to reduce use of high-risk pesticides and thereby the risk of unanticipated impacts on public health and the environment. DPR will consider proposals requesting $50,000 to $200,000.

Grant proposals must contribute to integrated pest management (IPM) systems by addressing the following:
   decision-making for pest management,
   preventing and managing pests, or
   improving application technologies.

Priority Research Topics include: 
   field agricultural fumigants 
   organophosphate insecticides used on cole crops in the Central Coast

Additional Research Topics include:
   rodent management to avoid hazards related to persistent residues in target animals
   precision application technology to address potential offsite movement or reduction in use of pesticides
   field scale demonstrations of innovative pest management practices
   cost comparisons of innovative and conventional practices to assist decision-making
   ant management practices to reduce potential pesticide runoff to surface water

If you are interested in this funding opportunity, please view the
2013/2014 Solicitation on DPR’s web site at <>.
Please feel free to pass this information on to other interested parties.

Proposals must be submitted by 5:00 PM on Monday, December 3, 2012.

A conference call will be held on at 9:30 AM on Tuesday, October 16, 2012, to answer questions regarding proposal development and any other questions about the grant program. Participation in the conference call is voluntary. The conference call-in number is (888) 390-3412 and the participant passcode is 50533.

For additional information on the Pest Management Research Grant Program, please visit <>.

If you have any questions, please contact Kimberly Steinmann at
916-445-7929 or <>.

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