Seven proposals were submitted, for a total request of $26,00, and four were approved for funding. The total of all grants for 2018 is $13,860. Three projects received full funding and one received partial funding.These projects were funded:

  • Investigating Field Approaches to Reducing Reversion in Blackberries – Mark Bolda, University of California Cooperative Extension, $2,160
  • Species Identification and Fungicide Resistance Profiling of Botrytis Isolates Affecting Raspberries and Blackberries in the Mid-Atlantic – Mengjun Hu, University of Maryland, $3,500
  • Modifying Cane Architecture of Primocane-Fruiting Blackberry with Prohexadione Calcium and Summer Pruning – Thomas M. Kon, Gina Fernandez, and Penelope Perkins-Veazie, North Carolina State University, $5,000
  • A New Food-Grade Behaviour Disruptor as a Management Tool for Spotted Wing Drosophila – Vaughn Walton and Marco Valerio Rossi Stacconi, Oregon State University, $3,000

The NABG Research Foundation thanks all donors to the Foundation for their support that makes this research possible. Major donors are listed in the sidebar to right, and many other members also donated. Each year 25% of North American Raspberry & Blackberry Association membership dues are allocated automatically to the Foundation.