Alfalfa Seed and Alfalfa Forage Systems

Alfalfa Seed and Alfalfa Forage System Program (ASAFS) will support the development of improved alfalfa forage and seed production systems.

Proposals submitted to ASAFS should address one or more of the following priorities:
(1) Improving alfalfa forage and seed yield through better nutrient,

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water and/or pest management; (2) Improving persistence of alfalfa stands by lessening biotic or abiotic stresses; (3) Improving alfalfa forage and seed harvesting and storage systems to optimize economic returns; (4) Improving estimates of alfalfa forage quality as an animal feed to increase forage usage in animal feeds; and/or (5) Breeding to address biotic and abiotic stresses that impact forage yield and persistence and the production of seed for propagation.
Related Programs

Alfalfa and Forage Research Program

Department of Agriculture


Agency: Department of Agriculture

Office: National Institute of Food and Agriculture

Estimated Funding: $4,000,000





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Alfalfa Seed and Alfalfa Forage Systems

Additional Information of Eligibility:
Eligibility Requirements Applications for AFRP may only be submitted by (1) State agricultural experiment stations; (2) Colleges and universities; (3) University research foundations; (4) Other research institutions and organizations; (5) Federal agencies; (6) National laboratories; (7) Private organizations, foundations or corporations; (8) Individuals who are United States citizens or nationals; or (9) A group consisting of two or more of the entities described in (1) through (8).

Award recipients may subcontract to organizations not eligible to apply provided such organizations are necessary for the conduct of the project.

Failure to meet an eligibility criterion by the application deadline may result in the application being excluded from consideration or, even though an application may be reviewed, will preclude NIFA from making an award.

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https://www.nifa.usda.gov/grants/programs/plant-breeding-genetics-genomics-programs

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Date Posted:
2023-04-06

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Archive Date:
2023-06-24



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