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Proposals Sought for Potato Research & Market Development Program

Proposals due November 1, 2017


October 4, 2017 | View PDF

The Montana Potato Advisory Committee is seeking proposals for the Montana Potato Research & Market Development Program. Proposals should relate to demonstration projects, applied research, and market development projects designed to address needs and opportunities for the Montana potato industry.

The committee has established the following research priorities for the 2017-2018 funding cycle:

- Management of potato viruses and their vectors;

- Stem and tuber diseases caused by fungi and bacteria (such as blackleg, scab, soft rot and ringrot); and

- Weeds as alternate hosts for potato pathogens

The committee will review proposals at the first regular meeting of the year. It will review all applications and make recommendations to the department for funding. Projects must be innovative and not duplicate relevant research already available to Montana potato producers. If relevant research is available, the applicant must explain how the proposed research will build upon the previous research.

Visit to apply. All applications must be submitted through the Montana Webgrants system. Questions on applications should be directed to the Montana Potato Research & Market Development Program, PO Box 200201, Helena, MT 59620-0201 or by contacting Jana Mertens at (406) 444-2402 or via email at

The Montana Department of Agriculture’s mission is to protect producers and consumers, and to enhance and develop agriculture and allied industries. For more information on the Montana Department of Agriculture, visit


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