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OFRF and FFAR Announce Grants to Advance Soil Health Research

The Organic Farming Research Foundation (OFRF) and the Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research (FFAR) announced that they have awarded three grants to bolster soil health by developing innovative organic strategies for controlling weeds, pests, and disease. Martin Guerena with the National Center for Appropriate Technology was awarded $17,337 to measure the efficacy of biosolarization. At the University of Texas Rio Grande, Pushpa Soti received $19,620 to address weed and pest management in the Lower Rio Grande Valley. Also, Mary Barbercheck at Pennsylvania State University received $19,468 to provide farmers and agricultural professionals with information on using beneficial soil organisms to manage plant health and pests.