ARS Research Foundation Awards Three Grants
The ARS Research Foundation in 2007 awarded three grants on the recommendation of the ARS Research Committee:
1. Carolyn F. Scagel, USDA-ARS-Horticulture Crops Laboratory, Corvallis, Oregon, received a grant of $5,000 for her project "Improving Fertilizer and Water Use Efficiency of Container-grown Rhododendron."
2. William D. Starrett, Mississippi State University, Oktibbeha County, Mississippi, received a grant of $5,000 for his project "Rhododendron Decline of the Southern Appalachian Mountains: Holistic Study of Biotic and Abiotic Factors Compared Between Healthy and Declining Stands."
3. Thomas Ranney, Department of Horticultural Science, North Carolina State University, Fletcher, North Carolina, has received a grant of $5,000 for his project "Breeding Polyploid Rhododendrons and Azaleas."