The Specialty Crop Research Initiative (SCRI) promotes collaboration, open communication, the exchange of information, and the development of resources that accelerate the application of scientific discovery and technology to solve the needs of the various specialty crop industries.
On Friday, Dec. 9, at 2 p.m. EST, NIFA staff will discuss the SCRI Request for Pre-Application requirements and provide technical assistance to applicants.
Across the nation, researchers and Extension specialists at Land-grant Universities funded by the program are addressing critical needs of the specialty crop industries, including conventional and organic food production systems. Fruits and vegetables, tree nuts, dried fruits, and horticulture and nursery crops, including floriculture, comprise the bulk of specialty crops. Learn more about some of this NIFA-funded work here.