The Kearney Agricultural Research and Extension Center (KARE) is requesting proposals for new research and demonstration projects for the period Nov. 1, 2015, through Oct. 31, 2016.
Located near Fresno in the San Joaquin Valley, KARE has 330 acres suitable for many types of tree, vine, and row crops and environmental research. There is also the opportunity for research on certified organic land at Kearney. It also has the most extensive specialized agricultural research facilities of any off campus location within UC, including modern greenhouse, post-harvest facilities, sample handling (including cold storage and drying), sensory evaluation, soil weighing lysimeters, and associated research laboratory facilities.
Substantial plantings of grapes, stone fruit, almonds, kiwi, apples and alfalfa are becoming available.
Please submit proposal forms electronically via the “Universal Review System” in the UC ANR portal by Oct. 2, 2015. Click on “Login to Universal Review System”. Under “Open Systems” select “Kearney REC CALL FOR RESEARCH PROPOSALS 2015-2016.” Fill out the “New Proposal” form, then submit it using the “Create Proposal” button at the bottom of the page. Forms are located at http://recs.ucanr.edu/For_Researchers/Research_Proposal_Application_and_Forms.
If you have questions about field research management, contact Chuck Boldwyn at (559) 646-6020 or email@example.com. For questions about the facilities, contact Laura Van der Staay at (559) 646-6030 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Other questions may be directed to center director Jeff Dahlberg at (559) 646-6060 or email@example.com. For assistance with submitting your proposal, contact Janie Duran, firstname.lastname@example.org, (559) 646-6010.
To learn more about Kearney Agricultural Research and Extension Center, visit http://www.kare.ucanr.edu/