Monsanto has pledged an additional $3 million to support academic research on corn rootworm. With this funding, the Corn Rootworm Knowledge Research Program, which started in early 2013, is extended to 2016.
The program provides merit-based awards of up to $250,000 per year (for up to three years) for research projects that address a number of corn rootworm-related topics, including the economics of corn rootworm management, the development of predictive models, the characterization of resistance, and the development of broad survey methods, according to Monsanto.
“By working collaboratively to increase our collective understanding of corn rootworm biology and pest management, we can combat this challenging pest, while providing economical, practical and sustainable solutions for farmers,” said Dr. Dusty Post, Monsanto’s Global Insect Management Lead, and co-chair of the Knowledge Research Program 10-person Advisory Committee.
Applicants and other interested parties should visit Monsanto.com/CRWknowledge for additional information, key dates and instructions on how to apply.
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