USDA announced today thirty-three new organic research projects totaling $30m. Four of those projects funded involve University of Wisconsin researchers affiliated with CIAS, bringing $1,217,000 to the organic farming sector.
- Amaya Atucha (Horticulture) and Christelle Guédot (Entomology), TRANSITIONING TO ORGANIC DAY-NEUTRAL STRAWBERRY PRODUCTION IN THE UPPER MIDWEST – A SYSTEMS APPROACH
- Rebecca Larson (Biological and Systems Engineering) and Erin Silva, (Plant Pathology), EVALUATING ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT OF ORGANIC DAIRY FACILITIES USING LIFE CYCLE ASSESSMENT TOOLS
- Bill Tracy (Agronomy), planning grant to explore CREATION OF REGIONAL AND LOCAL MAIZE FOOD SYSTEMS (PRODUCTS INTEGRATING BREEDERS, GROWERS, SUPPLY CHAINS AND END USERS)
- Erin Silva (Plant Pathology) and Bill Tracy (Agronomy), planning grant for FINDING COMMON GROUND – MERGING TRIBAL LIFE WAYS WITH MODERN ORGANIC AGRICULTURE PRACTICES
Congratulations, CIAS faculty associates!