Research Grants Program
Research grants develop practices that contribute to an integrated pest management (IPM) system to reduce use of high-risk pesticides and their unanticipated impacts on public health and the environment. These IPM systems may be promoted in the future through DPRís Alliance Grant Program, which emphasizes outreach and implementation. Project proposals are reviewed by the departmentís Pest Management Advisory Committee.
- The application submission period is now closed. The next grant solicitation notice for 2016/2017 grants is scheduled to be issued in early September 2015.
Projects must address at least one of the following:
- Decision-making for pest management
- Prevention and management of pests currently controlled with high-risk fumigants
- Improvement of application technologies
- Increased cost effectiveness of reduced risk practices
- Modeling or meta-analyses to answer important questions related to high-risk fumigants and IPM adoption
2015/2016 Funding Priority:
This year, the Pest Management Research Grant Program will be funding projects that explore integrated pest management (IPM) solutions to pesticide-related risks associated with agricultural field fumigants in California.