OARDC Receives $2 Million Grant to Support Growing U.S. Greenhouse Tomato Industry

Jan. 28, 2014
January 19, 2011 WOOSTER, Ohio -- The Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center (OARDC) has received a $2 million grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) to improve disease control and food safety in the country’s multi-million dollar greenhouse tomato industry -- which now accounts for nearly 40 percent of all fresh tomatoes sold in American supermarkets.
 
The grant is part of the Specialty Crop Research Initiative (SCRI), which was established by the 2008 Farm Bill to support fruit, vegetable, horticulture and nursery crops by developing and disseminating science-based tools to address specific needs. Read more....