Websites for Tree Fruit Agriculture Information
Washington Tree Fruit Research Commission
Technology Roadmap:Research priorities to enhance tree fruit production through technological innovation. http://treefruitresearch.org/resources-a-downloads/technology-roadmap
PNW PEAR RESEARCH PRIORITIES FOR 2018 (paste address into your browser)
WSU TREE FRUIT
Comprehensive Tree Fruit Site
WTFRC / 2018 Apple Crop Protection Research Review
TREE FRUIT RESEARCH & EXTENSION CENTER
Websites for Agriculture Information
U.S. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE
Research and Science
USDA has refocused its science agencies to ensure the most effective and efficient use of its resources, while leveraging the strengths of our partners across the scientific community.
• Global Food Supply and Security
• Climate and Energy Needs
• Sustainable Use of Natural Resources
• Nutrition and Childhood Obesity
• Food Safety
• Education and Science Literacy
• Rural-urban Interdependence/Rural Prosperity
Priorities for Organic Research Funding
These recommendations, developed and submitted in tandem with our partner organization, the National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition (NSAC), have helped to strengthen the OREI priorities for FY 2018:
• Conduct advanced on-farm crop, livestock, or integrated livestock-crop research and development that emphasize observation of, experimentation with, and innovation for organic farms, including production, marketing, and socioeconomic considerations.
• Develop and demonstrate educational tools for Cooperative Extension personnel and other professionals who advise producers on organic practices.
• For both plant and animal–based organic products: evaluate, develop, and improve allowable post-harvest handling, processing, and food safety practices to reduce toxins and microbial contamination, while increasing shelf-life, quality, and other economically important characteristics.
• Strengthen organic crop seed systems, including seed and transplant production and protection, and plant breeding for organic production, with an emphasis on publicly available releases.
• Explore technologies that meet the requirements of the National Organic Program (NOP) and protect soil, water, and other natural resources.
• Develop or improve systems-based animal production, animal health, and pest management practices to improve animal productivity, health, and welfare while retaining or enhancing economic viability.
• Breed, evaluate, and select animal breeds and genotypes adapted to organic systems. This would include but is not restricted to: identification of and selection for pest, parasite, and disease resistance.
• Develop new undergraduate and/or graduate curriculum in organic agriculture.
• Identify marketing, policy, and other socioeconomic barriers to the expansion of organic agriculture in the United States and develop strategies to address them.
Research and Science Centers and Databases
Grants and Education to Advance Innovations in Sustainable Agriculture
More Agriculture Related Databases & Websites
Agriculture Network Information Collaborative
A Knowledge Discovery System for Agriculture
United States Department of Agriculture
Agricultural Research Service