Nursery and Christmas Tree

Nursery Research Grant Program

Research grants are awarded annually through a cooperation between the Oregon Department of Agriculture (ODA) Nursery Research and Regulatory Advisory Committee and the Oregon Association of Nurseries (OAN). Financial support for is provided through a research assessment included as part of the ODA’s annual nursery license fee.

Grants are awarded for research projects and investigations directed toward the following:

  • Prevention and elimination of plant diseases and insect pests
  • Development and improvement of cultural methods that are beneficial to the nursery industry

Apply for a nursery research grant

Submit a brief—one to two page—overview of the research proposal. All research project proposals should be for a one year duration only. All pre-proposals must include the following:

  • Name, address, telephone, fax, and email
  • Date
  • Project background and justification
  • Project objectives
  • Overview of methods and timelines
  • Budget summary, including indirect costs for your institution or agency
  • Benefit to nursery industry

Research project pre-proposals are reviewed, evaluated, and prioritized by representatives from the nursery industry. Final approval and grant awards are made by the ODA. For additional information, visit the research page hosted by the Oregon Association of Nurseries. For guidelines, see Nursery Research Grant Pre-propropals in resource section at bottom of this page.

Approved project requirements

Authors of projects approved for funding will do the following:

  • Present research results to the nursery industry
  • Provide a brief written midyear report
  • Provide a final report detailing the research results

Funding

Funding is provided in the following allotments:

  1. 50% paid upon project approval
  2. 25% paid upon receipt and approval of mid-year report
  3. 25% payment paid upon receipt and approval of a final report

​Resources

A continuation of nostoc blue-green algae control solutions in nurseries

Nursery research grant final report for 2014 Document

Beneficial insects for aphid control in willamette valley Christmas tree farms

Nursery research grant final report for 2014 Document

Developing novel, disease resistant forms of nursery crops

Nursery research grant final report for 2014 Document

Developing sterile forms of economically important nursery crops

Nursery research grant final report for 2014 Document

Evaluating compost filter socks for agrichemical remediation of runoff in ornamental nurseries as a cost-­‐effective means to effectively treat water

Nursery research grant final report for 2014 Document

Improved mineral nutrition for hazelnut micropropagation

Nursery research grant final report for 2014 Document

Nursery Grant Research Pre-proposals

Guidelines for nursery grant research pre-proposals Document

Oregon State University North Willamette Research and Extension Center Nursery Production Internship

Nursery research grant final report for 2014 Document

Relative fertility and ploidy levels of selected Rose of Sharon cultivars

Nursery research grant final report for 2014 Document

Surfactants and anti-­transpirants to prevent Phytophthora foliar blight

Nursery research grant final report for 2014 Document

Use of aerial imagery and object based software to obtain plant inventory in an open-field container nursery

Nursery research grant final report for 2014 Document

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Contact​​

Main Office
Nursery & Christmas Tree
635 Capitol St NE
Salem, OR 97301
Phone: 503-986-4644
Fax: 503-986-4786
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