Funding Opportunity - Methyl Bromide Replacement Program.

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February 2, 2022

Methyl Bromide Transition Program

Funding Opportunity for the Methyl Bromide Replacement Program. Image courtesy of Adobe Stock.

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NIFA’s Methyl Bromide Transition Program (MBT) addresses the immediate needs and the costs of transitions that have resulted from the phase-out of the pesticide methyl bromide. Methyl bromide has been a pest and disease control tactic critical to pest management systems for decades for soilborne and postharvest pests. MBT focuses on integrating commercial-scale research on methyl bromide alternatives and associated extension activity that will foster the adoption of these solutions. Projects should cover a broad range of new methodologies, technologies, systems, and strategies for controlling economically important pests for which methyl bromide has been the only effective pest control option. Research projects must address commodities with critical issues and include a focused economic analysis of the cost of implementing the transition on a commercial scale. Application deadline: March 17. For more information, read the MBT funding opportunity announcement.