Crop Protection – Proposed Competitive Grants Program Listening Sessions
The President’s budget proposal for FY 2013 consolidates six funding lines addressing pest management issues into a single budgetary line, called the Crop Protection Program. The six budgetary lines being consolidated are Expert Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Decision Support System, IPM and Biological Control, Minor Crop Pest Management/IR-4, Pest Management Alternatives, Smith-Lever 3(d) Pest Management, and Regional Pest Management Centers. The new program is described broadly to encompass all of the functions of the existing programs.
Four public meetings are scheduled to collect stakeholder input.
- Thursday, March 29, 2012, 2-5 pm Central time – Nashville Meeting Room, Memphis Marriot Downtown Hotel, 250 North Main Street, Memphis, Tennessee 38103.
- Wednesday, April 11, 2012, 1-5 pm Eastern time – Webinar, conference call (audio) and internet (visual only).
- Monday, April 16, 2012, 1-5 pm Eastern time - room 1410A-D, Waterfront Centre Building, National Institute of Food and Agriculture, United States Department of Agriculture, 800 9th Street, SW., Washington, DC 20024.
- Tuesday, May 1, 2012, 1-5 pm Eastern time - Webinar, conference call (audio) and internet (visual only).
Web address for the webinars: http://nifa-connect.nifa.usda.gov/cpp
Conference phone: 888-858-2144
Access Code: 9481364#
Written comments are being requested. Please read the Federal Register Notice for more details and comment submissions.
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