The purpose of this Request for Proposals (RFP) is to develop integrated pest management (IPM) program(s) or pieces of IPM program(s) that can be rapidly implemented if a new invasive pest becomes established in California.
Proposals must identify and justify a high priority target pest from the CDFA target pest list. Project proposals must include details and reasoning on what IPM techniques for that pest (biological/cultural control, monitoring, etc.) will be investigated. Projects may include any number of IPM components, including a single aspect of an IPM system. Projects with biological control components should detail a plan to collect data necessary to obtain a release permit and describe the process for how a permit will be obtained. The focus of the research should be on long term control of the invasive pest that minimizes disruption of urban communities and existing agricultural IPM systems. For example, it would be preferable to prioritize testing selective chemistries, biological chemistries, cultural control, and biological control, over broad spectrum insecticides. Proposals should consider availability of products not registered in California and potential remedies.
- Public Agency
- Tribal Government
Public or private colleges and universities, local and federal government entities including tribalgovernments, and non-profit organizations are eligible to apply.
The project lead(s) and their institutions must be based in California, though it is encouraged tosubcontract with out-of-state collaborators.
How to Apply
State agencies/departments recommend you read the full grant guidelines before applying.
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