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.

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 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


An Integrated Approach to Mitigating Nostoc Blue-Green Algae in Nurseries

Final Report for 2013 Document

Developing novel, disease resistant forms of nursery crops

Final Report for 2013 Document

Developing sterile forms of economically important nursery crops

Final Report for 2013 Document

Improving Nutrient and Water Use Efficiency of Container-Grown Nursery Plants

Final Report for 2013 Document

Induced polyploidy in six maple species to breed for sterile triploids

Final Report for 2013 Document

Oregon State University North Willamette Research and Extension Production Internship

Final Report for 2013 Document

Retaining an industry-wide benefit by the OSU Ornamental Plant Breeding Program

Final Report for 2013 Document

Using Radio Frequency Identification Technology for Logistics Management in the Nursery Industry

Final Report for 2013 Document




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Nursery & Christmas Tree
635 Capitol St NE
Salem, OR 97301
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