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Projects currently funded by the Research Board require both an executive summary and a full report before the final payment is sent.

Executive Summaries are due December 17,2021.

Request for Proposals for Pistachio Research

The California Pistachio Research Board (CPRB) is requesting proposals for pistachio research to be conducted beginning in March 2022.  Proposals for all aspects of commercial pistachio production are invited but the CPRB is particularly interested in production research on the biology and control of insect pests (navel orangeworm, mealy bug, leaf-footed bug) and diseases (Phytophthora), sanitation quantification, irrigation (optimize water use and stress measures), dormancy/chill, and nutrition (new cultivars, K model validation, rootstock effects).  The experiences of the past crop years demonstrated a lack of understanding of chill physiology/biochemistry and the importance of hull integrity/physiology in reducing insect pressure.  The California pistachio crop is expected to increase significantly in the years ahead and research on harvest timing and optimization is needed.

Proposals must include a cover page (maximum two pages) that has the information on the template provided.

Proposal Presentations

The the CPRB is requesting that a 15-minute visual presentation be sent for each proposal, due by December 31, 2021

Proposal presentations to the CPRB Members and Alternates will be schedules as needed (see RFP memo).

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