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Funding partnership to tackle top horticultural pest and diseases

05/09/2019

Funding partnership to tackle top horticultural pest and diseases

Research funds of £250,000 are now available for five projects to tackle high priority pests and diseases threats for horticulture crops.

This is the result of a new initiative from Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC), part of UK Research and Innovation, and Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB) working together to invest in research for horticultural production.

Researchers are now being invited to submit proposals for five projects, each worth up to £50,000, to tackle priority pests and diseases identified by AHDB through industry-led sector panels, crop associations and risk analysis.

The pilot scheme aims to generate data and outputs which are directly aligned to industry need that could lead to longer-term research programmes and enable access to other funding opportunities.

AHDB has committed to share the results of the research through their knowledge exchange programme.

Read the full announcement on the BBSRC website: Funding partnership to tackle top horticultural pest and diseases.

 


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