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Sign up for Fertilizer Research and Education Program’s quarterly newsletter – “Bringing Research into Practice”

The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) Fertilizer Research and Education Program (FREP) now offers a quarterly newsletter, “Bringing Research into Practice.” With this newsletter, FREP intends to provide updates on the FREP Grant Program, including information on funding … Continue reading

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CDFA awards $1.4 million for research and education projects to improve irrigation and nutrient management

The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) Fertilizer Research and Education Program (FREP) is announcing $1.4 million in grant funding for six projects to advance California growers’ understanding and implementation of improved nitrogen and irrigation management practices. This funding … Continue reading

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Fertilizer research blog highlights project’s assessment of nitrogen content to improve Central Valley crop management

The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) Fertilizer Research and Education Program (FREP) just posted a Research Update blog that highlights a project funded by FREP’s annual grant program. Project Title: Assessment of Harvested and Sequestered Nitrogen Content to … Continue reading

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CDFA-funded research project examines water and nitrogen management for vegetables in low desert

The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) Fertilizer Research and Education Program (FREP) has released another installment of its Research Update series that highlights projects funded by the FREP annual Grant Program. Project Title: Efficient Water and Nitrogen Management Practices … Continue reading

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CDFA accepting pre-proposals for 2023 Fertilizer Research and Education Program grant cycle

CDFA’s Fertilizer Research and Education Program (FREP) is now accepting pre-proposals for the 2023 cycle of the FREP Grant Program. If a pre-proposal is selected to advance in the evaluation process, a full proposal will be requested later. FREP’s annual … Continue reading

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Apply by Aug. 15 to fill vacancies on Fertilizer Inspection Advisory Board Technical Advisory Subcommittee

The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) Fertilizer Research and Education Program (FREP) is announcing three vacancies on the Fertilizer Inspection Advisory Board’s (FIAB) Technical Advisory Subcommittee (TASC). This subcommittee serves as an expert scientific panel on matters concerning … Continue reading

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CDFA accepting concept proposals for 2022 Fertilizer Research and Education Program Grant cycle

The California Department of Food and Agriculture’s Fertilizer Research and Education Program (FREP) is now accepting concept proposals for the 2022 grant cycle. FREP’s competitive grant program funds research that advances fertilization practices and minimizes environmental impacts of fertilizing materials. The … Continue reading

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CDFA awards $4.14 million for research and education to improve nutrient management practices

SACRAMENTO, October 25, 2021 – The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) Fertilizer Research and Education Program (FREP) is announcing $4.14 million in grant funding to agricultural organizations and universities. The funding includes $3 million for the University of California, … Continue reading

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New members appointed to committee that reviews proposals for annual fertilizer research and education grants

The Fertilizer Research and Education Program (FREP) welcomes Jan Hopmans, Daniel Rodrigues and Sebastian Saa to the Fertilizer Inspection Advisory Board (FIAB) Technical Advisory Subcommittee (TASC). FREP also welcomes Jerome Pier as the reappointed TASC chair. TASC is a group … Continue reading

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CDFA awards $2 million for nutrient management projects through FREP Grant Program

The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) Fertilizer Research and Education Program (FREP) announces $2.18 million in grant funds are being awarded to agricultural organizations and universities as a result of the 2020 cycle of the competitive FREP Grant … Continue reading

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