USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture is accepting applications from State agricultural experiment stations, land-grant colleges and universities, and schools of veterinary medicine for the Minor Crop Pest Management Program Interregional Research Project #4 (IR-4). The IR-4 Program provides expert assistance for the development and registration of crop protection products needed for minor agricultural use and use on specialty crops. For the past 57 years, the program has facilitated cooperation between producers, grower organizations, state Cooperative Extension Services, land-grant universities, and federal agencies to ensure the availability of safe, effective and economical pest management tools for specialty crops, minor crops, and minor uses. Approximately $15 million is available in one award, for an IR-4 project headquarters. It is anticipated that the IR-4 project headquarters will make sub-awards to four geographically-based regional IR-4 Centers.
Applications are due by February 21, 2021.