Methyl Bromide Transition Program

Funding Agency:
US Department of Agriculture

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 as early as possible.

Deadline: Feb. 13, 2023

Agency Website

Areas of Interest

1. Integrated projects focus on research for new alternatives and extension to encourage adoption and implementation of methyl bromide alternatives.

2. Extension-Only projects increase levels of adoption and implementation of pest management strategies by producers and growers.

Eligibility Requirements

Applications  may only be  submitted  by colleges  and universities  (as  defined by section 1404 of the  National  Agricultural  Research,  Extension, and Teaching  Policy Act  of  1977 (NARETPA)  (7 U.S.C. 3103)),  as amended,  Hispanic-serving  agricultural  colleges and  universities (HSACU) and  1994 Land-Grant Institutions  (7 U.S.C.  7626(b)). 

Funding Type





Community Outreach and Engagement
Environmental & Life Sciences

External Deadline

February 13, 2023