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Year Awarded 2017
FFAR award amount $50,000
Total award amount $120,623
Location Manhattan, KS
Matching Funders KS Wheat Commission
Although management methods for wheat streak mosaic (WSMV) are known, wheat farmers continue to experience yield and profit losses as a result of WSMV. Kansas State University researchers updating best management practices for wheat farmers threatened by the pathogen and identifying optimal disease resistant wheat varieties.
FFAR award amount $150,000
Total award amount $300,000
Location Riverside, CA
Matching Funders UCR, ISCA, California Date Commission, Bard Valley Medjool Data Growers Association
The South American Palm Weevil is threatening California's palm trees and date palm trees. ISCA Technologies and UC Riverside researchers are developing environmentally-friendly pest controls to curb the spread of weevils.
FFAR award amount $149,136
Total award amount $299,095
Location Laramie, WY
Matching Funders University of Wyoming
Swine brucellosis is an infectious disease affecting swine and cattle that can create significant costs for livestock producers. No gold standard test exists for accurately detecting swine brucellosis in living animals. Texas A&M and University of Wyoming researchers are developing a faster, more accurate diagnostic test for detection of swine brucellosis.
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