Potatoes USA calls for communication on upcoming research efforts

Related imageAhead of the USDA Specialty Crop Research Initiative (SCRI) publishing its fiscal year 2018 request for pre-applications, two industry leaders are calling for those in the research community to publish their plans to seek funding from the SCRI. In a letter, Chairman of the Potato Research Advisory Committee Steve Gangwish and Director of Research at Potatoes USA Ryan Krabill urged those in the potato research community to alert the industry of pending SCRI proposals or plans for an SCRI proposal. They wrote that there is an effort currently underway to develop the foundation for a soil health proposal specific to the potato industry, likely through SCRI. “Soil health is a top priority for the potato industry,” the letter read. “Those of you who are interested in being a part of that discussion are encouraged to let us know directly so that we can ensure that your interest is properly accounted for.” More