USDA NIFA SCRI-Funded Project Receives Honorable Mention
Three plant pathology faculty, Drs. Lindsey du Toit, Brenda Schroeder, and Hanu Pappu are Co-principal Investigators on a USDA NIFA Specialty Crops Research Initiative- funded project, The Onion ipmPIPE which received an honorable mention in the NIFA Report (Page 13 of the attached report).
Excerpt from the Report: “Onion and garlic growers benefit from pest management software. Onion and garlic production is a billion-dollar per-year industry in the United States and one where even small improvements can have a big payoff to producers. A team of researchers and extension specialists led by Colorado State University developed online software that enables onion and garlic growers to make timely, smarter, and more economically beneficial integrated pest management decisions. The software combines pest scouting information, weather, plant growth stage, pest and disease thresholds, and economic market monitoring to improve growers’ production and integrated pest management decision making. A profitability estimate predicts a 50-to-1 annual return for the for the original research and extension investment.”