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Fresno County Cooperative Extension 1720 South Maple Avenue Fresno, CA 93702 (559) 375-3147 mob (559) 600-7228 fax (559) 600-7205 fax email@example.com August 16, 2012 To: Department chairs, garlic and onion researchers, and others interested in garlic and onion research From: Tom Turini, UC Garlic and Onion Liaison Officer Subject: Call for research proposals by the California Garlic and Onion Research Advisory Board The California Garlic and Onion Research Advisory Board will be accepting research and demonstration project proposals for 2010-2011. Please see the document titled ‘CAGORAB Research Priorities’, which is attached with this request, for specific priorities identified by the board. Projects focusing on management of the white rot organism (Sclerotium cepivorum) are especially encouraged. Short, medium and long term projects are acceptable and multiple year projects will be considered. The CA Garlic and Onion Research Advisory Board is in its fifth year of operation. Through mandatory assessments, it is our goal to fund $100,000 annually for basic and applied research as well as for demonstration projects. We encourage proposals that allow cost sharing with other sources. Research proposals are due to Tom Turini UCCE Fresno, by Monday, October 1, 2012. Please submit your proposal electronically to Tom Turini at firstname.lastname@example.org. Do not send a hard copy if at all possible. I will forward the proposal to the California Garlic and Onion Research Advisory Board. If you are within the University of California Agriculture and Natural resources, please enter your proposal information into the grant tracking system. If your institution is not University of California Agriculture and Natural Resources, you must send one hard copy of the following information on a single page to Tom Turini U.C. Cooperative Extension, 1720 S. Maple Avenue, Fresno, CA 93702: Project title Funding Period: March 1, 2013 through Feb. 28, 2014 (based on CAGORAB fiscal year) Principal investigator(s) Cooperating personnel Objectives Abstract of Proposal (a brief summary of the work proposed; include significance, need, and benefit to industry) Total funds requested Date and signature of principal investigator and Dept. Chair, Director, etc. The Garlic and Onion Research Committee will review all proposals by October 18, 2012 and a formal notification on acceptance of research proposals will be issued after final review. Research projects submitted by University of California and California State University researchers will be given first priority. Because of the need for global cooperation on white rot and Iris Yellow Spot Virus research, we encourage researchers to develop collaborative proposals that may be considered by the Research Committee. Written project reports on supported work will be due on February 1, 2013 and presentations will be expected at the CAGORAB annual meeting to be held in February 2013, date and location to be announced. If you have any questions concerning listed research objectives or requirements for completing the research proposal, please contact Tom Turini, UCCE by telephone at (559) 375-3147 or by e-mail at email@example.com, or the Research Advisory Board CEO/Technical Manager, Robert Ehn by telephone at (559) 297-9322 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. We look forward to your proposals. CALIFORNIA GARLIC AND ONION RESEARCH ADVISORY BOARD RESEARCH PROPOSAL FORMAT I. Identification A. Project title B. Funding year (March 1, 2012 through Feb. 28, 2013) D. Principal investigator E. Cooperating personnel F. Total funds requested G. Location(s) where research will be performed II. Rationale A. Significance, need, and benefit to onion and garlic industry B. Brief summary of previous research relevant to proposal C. Long-range objectives, including estimated time frame to achieve objectives III. Immediate Objectives IV. Procedures (for each objective) V. Budget (see below) VI. Signatures REMEMBER: Two items are due October 3, 2011: 1) Electronic copy of proposal to Tom Turini 2) Completion of online grant tracking system (UCANR) or single page (hard copy) of proposal abstract, appropriate signatures, etc. to Tom Turini CALIFORNIA GARLIC AND ONION RESEARCH ADVISORY BOARD Suggested Budget Format March 1, 2012 through Feb. 28, 2013 A. SALARIES Investigator(s) ___________________ Technician(s) ___________________ Lab assistant(s) ___________________ Secretary ___________________ Employee benefits ___________________ Subtotal ___________________ B. EXPENSES Supplies ____________________ Equipment ____________________ Computer analysis ____________________ Field operations ____________________ Travel ____________________ Other items or costs ____________________ Subtotal ____________________ C. TOTAL ____________________ CA GARLIC & ONION RESEARCH ADVISORY BOARD 2012-2013 Research Proposal Priorities (Research interests prioritized within groups) Diseases White Rot (garlic and onions) o Demonstrate commercial effectiveness of the white rot management plan including use of garlic oil/juice (or onion) as a biostimulant followed by a conventional fungicide in a future planting of garlic or processed onions and in a previously infected white rot field. o Determine effective rates for use of garlic/onion oil as a biostimulant. Compare potency of DADS versus natural organo sulfur compounds in garlic/onion extract. o Determine feasibility of utilizing biotech research developed by New Zealand Plant and Food Institute as a platform for continued white rot biotech work on developing white rot resistant constructs. Explore interest by current University of California or other US University Biotechnology researchers in continuing the research program. o Develop system to GPS map areas of detected white rot infestations, utilize mapped areas to chemically spot treat those areas, and to provide electronic data base of infected fields for member companies o Continue evaluation of chemical controls in conjunction with biostimulants. Evaluate mixtures of conventional chemicals. o Evaluate new seed treatments for possible white rot management on onions Garlic Rust (Garlic) o Screen new fungicides for activity o Implement garlic rust management plan using preventative and curative fungicides in a program Botrytis (onions and garlic) o Determine fungicide spray timing for B. alli Bacterial Soft Rots including sour skin (onions and garlic) o Continue to evaluate possible control agents o Determine effects of sprinkler irrigation, varietal differences and low level herbicide damage on disease development Downy Mildew (onions) o Screen new fungicides for activity on mildew Nematodes Bulb and Stem (onions and garlic) o Screen chemical control products as replacement for Vydate Insects/Mites Thrips (onions) o Continue testing new conventional chemistry and biorational pesticides to control thrips feeding and spread of IYSV. Initiate screening trials in Tulelake, Imperial Valley and San Joaquin Valley using new chemistries. Develop data to support Section 18 if needed. o Continue cooperative effort with Allium researchers in CA, WA, OR and CO to evaluate the spread of IYSV in onion crops. In California onion growing areas develop data for: Species ID, virus incidence in weeds and non-symptomatic host crops of IYSV and TSWV in CA onion and garlic areas Determine thrips species present in each onion growing area and their seasonal distribution Based upon data collected, develop treatment thresholds for thrips management based upon thrips populations and stage of plant growth. Determine impact of thrips damage on yield and % solids in harvested crop Maggots (onions) o Screen new in-furrow and seed treatment chemistry for onion and seed corn maggot control o Evaluate ability to use film coated or encrusted seed in current planting equipment. o Determine impact of loss of OP chemistry on control and develop data to show economic loss from maggot damage without chemical control Bulb Mites (onions) o Develop management plan for bulb mites in San Joaquin Valley soils o Determine source of infestation (seed/soil/debris) o Evaluate abamectin for bulb mite control Weeds Screen new herbicides for pre and post-emergence activity in Tulelake and at West Side Field Station. Consider use of low rates with sulfentrazone (Zeus) for weed control. OTHER Continue to evaluate best management practices for onion seed production and determine stressors causing seed yield decline and impact on bees.
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