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AFE Announces More Than $310,000 in Research Funding

AFE has approved more than $310,000 in scientific research project funding for 2015-2016 to support six continuing projects and five new projects.
“These projects will directly benefit the entire industry by providing information on production of insect and disease free plants and details of Botrytis infection on floral crops,” said Terril Nell, Ph.D., Research Coordinator for AFE.
The goal of all AFE research is to provide knowledge that helps the industry grow stronger.
PLANT BREEDING AND GENETIC ENGINEERING

DISEASE MANAGEMENT

INSECT MANAGEMENT

POST PRODUCTION Cut Flowers With Botrytis

PRODUCTION TECHNOLOGY/PROTOCOLS

OTHER (POLLINATOR CONSERVATION AND INSECTICIDE MANAGEMENT)

Research projects can last from one to three years and any reasonable but justifiable budget will be considered. Pre-proposal applications are available on the AFE website and are due by June 1 each year.
The primary research priorities are listed below. They are focused on all floricultural crops – fresh cut flowers, fresh cut greens, flowering potted plants, foliage plants and bedding plants.

AFE has more than 150 FREE online research reports on a variety of topics that focus on important industry issues.