The 2020 FVI program was highly competitive. 56 proposals were received and resources allowed for 12 projects to be funded. The board was particularly pleased to see that three proposals, benefiting multiple commodities, were well received by the farmer review panels. Exciting work to evaluate a nonchemical approach to weed management, biological control of corn and cabbage maggots, and a DIY laser light scarecrow to keep birds out of valuable crops will help fruit, vegetable, and field crop farmers.
Learn more about the work that was selected for funding here.