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Plant Production and Protection – Engineering


The objective of this topic area is to enhance crop production by creating and commercializing engineering technologies that enhance system efficiency and profitability and protect crops from pests and pathogens in economically and environmentally sound ways. In addition to the areas listed above, USDA NIFA recognizes Agricultural-related manufacturing technology and energy efficiency and alternative and renewable energy as two crosscutting priorities with relevance to all areas listed in this program solicitation. The USDA NIFA encourages applicants to address these priorities, as appropriate, within their applications. However, these are not meant to be standalone topic areas.
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