Friday, April 11, 2014

2014 NABG Research Foundation Grants

A belated congratulations to all the recipients of funds from the North American Bramble Growers Research Foundation.

The North American Bramble Growers Research Foundation has approved six projects for funding in 2014 for a total of $17,219. Eleven proposals requesting a total of $43,914 were received. Projects funded are:

    Evaluation of algicides for management of orange felt and fungicides for control of cane blight diseases of blackberry – Phil Brannen, University of Georgia, $2,632

    Identification of effective toxicants for inclusion in attracticidal spheres for management of Drosophila suzukii – Tracy Leskey, USDA-ARS Appalachian Fruit Research Station (WV), $5,000

    Developing the genomic infrastructure for breeding improved black raspberries – Chad Finn, Nahla Bassil, Jungmin Lee, Jill Bushakra, USDA-ARS (OR), $1,500

    Effects of non-crop habitat and patterns of movement by Drosophila suzukii on fruit infestation in commercial blackberry fields – Hannah Burrack, NC State University, $3,273

    Innovative packaging technologies to enhance the safety and the quality of fresh raspberry – Thomas Gianfagna and Kit Yam, Rutgers University, $3,814

    Electronic data collection/labeling for the USDA rubus genebank – Kim Hummer and Joseph Postman, USDA-ARS Germplasm Repository (OR), $1,000.

For more information:

http://www.raspberryblackberry.com/local.cfm?doc=webdocs%2FF2014Funding.htm

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