2022 BIOAg Award Announcement

The Biologically Intensive Agriculture & Organic Farming (BIOAg) Program is an integral part of CSANR’s mission to promote innovative and applicable research into sustainable agriculture. From developing quinoa for organic farms to utilizing artificial intelligence in irrigated perennial systems, BIOAg has catalyzed research into new areas of sustainability for 16 years. Beyond the Washington specific impact of BIOAg, WSU faculty often utilize BIOAg funding to leverage large, federal research grants. In fact, BIOAg seeded projects leveraged over $12,000,000 from 2016-2020, with numerous journal publications, extension articles, and outreach materials produced. BIOAg is a program close to our hearts at CSANR, and we are excited to announce this year’s funded proposals.

Bee in the middle of a cherry blossom, surrounded by more cherry blossoms.
Figure 1. Cherries in bloom. Nottingham et al., and Northfield et al. will research ways to improve IPM in tree fruit, by addressing barriers to adoption in pears and identifying biocontrol agents in cherries, respectively. Photo: L. Martinez.

The 2022 awarded BIOAg grants not only further the field of sustainable agriculture, but each project also supports a graduate student- effectively developing the future of sustainable agriculture research while producing valuable information. This year’s projects address needs within crop protection, diverse cropping systems, and waste management, and cover exploratory research, applied research, and extension efforts. For more information on each project, check out the links below or visit our Grants Database, where you can find all current and former BIOAg projects.[column padding_top=”1rem” ]


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