Deadline for FY21 Funding Requests: February 1, 2021
Greetings from the National Sclerotinia Initiative!
To continue the strong research productivity of the Initiative, we are looking forward to receiving and reviewing your proposed plans of work for FY21 funding. Please be advised of the following:
For information about the National Sclerotinia Initiative, please contact Michael A. Grusak, Center Director, USDA-ARS Edward T. Schafer Agricultural Research Center, Fargo, ND (701-239-1371) firstname.lastname@example.org
|The ARS-led National Sclerotinia Initiative supports 20 different projects aimed at neutralizing white mold's economic threat to seven different crops: sunflower, soybean, canola, edible dry beans, chickpeas, lentils and dry peas. This consortium of federal and state university scientists includes 10 land grant universities and five crop commodity groups, and is led by the Agricultural Research Service, the USDA's chief scientific research agency.|
About the National Sclerotinia Initiative
On January 20-22, 2004, approximately 80 scientists and related stakeholders with knowledge of the fungal disease, Sclerotinia sclerotiorum (white mold) participated in an annual meeting/workshop hosted by the United States Department of Agriculture's Agricultural Research Service (ARS) in Minneapolis, MN. Learn more>