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Greetings from the National Sclerotinia Initiative!


2018 16th Annual National Sclerotinia Initiative Meeting

Wednesday, January 17, to Thursday, January 18, 2018



Crowne Plaza Minneapolis/St. Paul International Airport Hotel

3 Appletree Square (I-494 & 34th Avenue South)

Bloomington, MN 55425


Important dates:

Deadline for FY2018 Plans of Work: Friday, December 22, 2017

Deadline for 2018 16th Annual Meeting Abstracts: Friday, December 15, 2017

Deadline for 2018 16th Annual Meeting Registration: Friday, December 15, 2017

Deadline for 2018 16th Annual Meeting Hotel Registration: Wednesday, December 27, 2017



The National Sclerotinia Initiative (NSI) employs an integrated and collaborative approach to guide research on the effective development of diagnostic technologies, disease management systems, genomic resources, and crop germplasm that provide durable resistance to Sclerotinia sclerotiorum, also known as white mold.  Now in its 17th year, the Initiative is working to engage as many researchers as possible to help identify new knowledge and new technologies to combat this serious disease. We look forward to your attendance at this year’s Annual Meeting, which will be organized to share recent progress from existing projects and to seek new collaborative activities across project teams.


We look forward to seeing you in Minneapolis this January!

Michael A. Grusak

NSI Project Director




Kimberly K. Swanson






MS Word/Excel


2018 Meeting Agenda



2018 Program Booklet



2018 Registered Participants









2018 Registration Form



2018 Call for Proposals






Tips, expectations, & observations for NSI Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreements (1-16-17)



2018 New Project Proposal - Template



         New Project Proposal -  Instructions



2018 Continuing Project Proposal - Template



         Continuing Project Proposal - Instructions



2018 Modified CSREES-663



2018 REE-454