Grants Funded

Southern Region Small Fruit Consortium (2020/2021)

  • Develop a regional strawberry plasitculture production guide ($5,ooo)

NC Grape and Wine Council (2020/2021)

  • Establish wine-grape and muscadine cultivar trials in NC ($21,000)

NC Strawberry Association (2020/2021)

  • Strawberry Cultivar Trials and advances selection in collaboration with Lassen Canyon and Cottle Farms ($12,000)

NCDA&CS New and Emerging Crops (2020-2023)

  • Improving the fresh-market muscadine industry: Evaluating training and management methods for new fresh-market muscadines ($80,000)
  • Strengthening and Expanding fresh-market muscadines in NC: Development of an extension program ($71,000)

USDA NC Specialty Crop Block Program (2021-2023)

  • Management of Grape Trunk Diseases in North Carolina ($100,000)
  • Precise Indoor Vine Conditioning ($80,000)
  • Development of a NC greenhouse strawberry production guide ($52,000)

USDA-NIFA Methyl Bromide Transition (2020-2023)

  • Integration of steam, exothermic substances and Allyl Isothiocyanate as soil disinfestation methods for strawberry nurseries ($130,000)

USDA-NIFA SCRI (2021-2024)

  • Development and optimization of propagation practices to increase the resilience of the US strawberry supply chain (PIP-CAP) ($5,294,000)