Announcement of ARS Research Grants
Dr. Benjamin D. Hall
Chairman, Research Committee
Grants Awarded in 2000
The ARS Research Foundation awarded three grants in 2000. They are as follows:
1. Clarence Towe, $5,000, "Locating and propagating superior typical and atypical species selections of east coast deciduous azaleas in the Luteum subseries."
2. Mark Starrett, $3,909, "Use of an ericoid mycorrihizal fungus to improve rooting and acclimatization of difficult-to-root microshoots of select cultivars of Rhododendron."
3. Prof. David W. H. Rankin, $5,000, "Growth of rhododendrons on calcareous soils."