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.
- The application submission period is closed. The project solicitation notice for 2014/2015 grants is scheduled to be issued in early October 2013.
Proposals must address:
- decision-making for pest management,
- preventing and managing pests, or
- improving application technologies.
Priority Research Topics:
- 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
For further information regarding the Pest Management Research Grant Program, contact
1001 I Street, P.O. Box 4015
Sacramento, CA 95812-4015