The Methyl Bromide Transition Program (MBT) addresses the immediate needs and the costs of transition that have resulted from the phase-out of the pesticide methyl bromide. Methyl bromide has been a pest and disease control tactic critical to pest management systems for decades for soilborne and postharvest pests. The program focuses on integrated commercial-scale research on methyl bromide alternatives and associated extension activity that will foster the adoption of these solutions. Projects should cover a broad range of new methodologies, technologies, systems, and strategies for controlling economically important pests for which methyl bromide has been the only effective pest control option. Research projects must address commodities with critical issues and include a focused economic analysis of the cost of implementing the transition on a commercial scale.
In FY 2023, applications are sought for the following project types:
1. Integrated Projects
2. Extension-Only Projects
Duplicate or Multiple Submissions – duplicate or multiple submissions are not allowed. Interested applicants from within Duke should contact firstname.lastname@example.org as early as possible.
Deadline: Feb. 13, 2023