Zhang project receives $2M grant

Wendong Zhang, assistant professor, is a co-PI on a project that has received a $2 million USDA NIFA Organic Agriculture Research and Extension Initiative (OREI) grant. The project, "Resilient Systems for Sustainable Management of Cucurbit Crops," focuses on organic cucurbit crop production in Iowa, Kentucky, and New York.

The project's goal is to validate two innovative strategies to enable organic cucurbit-crop growers to suppress insect pests, diseases, and weeds while achieving consistently high marketable yields.

(Released October 2019)