University of Kentucky (UK) senior Brandon Dooley is studying whether sorghum-sudangrass with a brown midrib trait adds nutrients back to soil quicker than varieties without the trait. Sorghum-sudangrass is a warm-season annual grass Kentucky producers use for summer grazing and pasture renovation.
NIFA recently awarded 73 Crop Protection and Pest Management Program (CPPM) grants (20 Applied Research and Development awards and 53 Extension Implementation awards) to address high-priority issues related to pests (including insects, nematodes, pathogens, and weeds) and their management using integrated pest management approaches at the state, regional and national levels.
NIFA recently awarded 10 Agricultural Microbiomes in Plant Systems and Natural Resources grants as part of the Agriculture and Food Research Initiative - Foundational and Applied Science priority area.
NIFA recently announced three grants to domestic small businesses through the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program.
FY 2020 data on the amount of funds awarded and matching requirements for 1862 and 1890 capacity grant recipients.
The VMLRP will pay up to $25,000 each year towards qualified educational loans of eligible veterinarians who agree to serve in a NIFA-designated veterinarian shortage situation for a period of three years.
To most people, mosquitoes are a nuisance. To University of Georgia entomologist Michael Strand, learning about their development processes could lead to new approaches in mosquito control. “What our study brought home is that vitamin instability is a key factor in why aquatic organisms like mosquitoes are so dependent on their gut microbiota,” said Professor Strand.
Over 100 years ago, Congress passed the 19th Amendment giving women with the right to vote. Since 1971, August 26 marks Women’s Equality Day, which commemorates over a century of women breaking boundaries.
In spring of 2020, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) announced a research investment to look at the impact of COVID-19 on American agriculture.
Bees and other pollinators are crucial to agricultural production across the globe. According to the Food and Agriculture Organization, approximately 35 percent of crop production worldwide is directly affected by these bumbling and buzzing friends. And in the United States, more than 100 U.S. grown crops rely on pollinators. In addition to managed honey bees, the US is home to 4,000 native bee species.