Home » News
Home » News

State awards funds for fruit, vegetable crops, projects

Published July 12, 2012 7:19 am
This is an archived article that was published on sltrib.com in 2012, and information in the article may be outdated. It is provided only for personal research purposes and may not be reprinted.

The Utah Department of Agriculture & Food has approved 16 projects to receive more than $260,000 in federal funds to help the fruit and vegetable or specialty crop industry.

The recipients are:

• Utah State University, which received grants for nine projects to improve irrigation, tree nutrition, efficient water use, pest control and reduce the use of hazardous insecticides in commercial and home orchards.

• Brigham Young University to improve the nutritional properties of local jams.

• Great Salt Lake Resource Conservation and Development Council to help Community Supported Agriculture programs.

• Wasatch Community Gardens in Salt Lake City for youth gardening classes.

• South Salt Lake City to increase child and adult nutrition knowledge and assist local producers in improving efficiency of the distribution chain.

• Castleland Resource Conservation and Development Council to develop a test plot for commercial asparagus production in Emery County.

• Cornaby's Farm in Utah County to reduce sun-scald in raspberries.

• RoseRed Wildflowers, LLC to help mitigate impacts of aggressive Africanized honeybees in southern Utah. The firm produces docile European queen bees through insemination and makes them available to local and regional beekeepers.




Reader comments on sltrib.com are the opinions of the writer, not The Salt Lake Tribune. We will delete comments containing obscenities, personal attacks and inappropriate or offensive remarks. Flagrant or repeat violators will be banned. If you see an objectionable comment, please alert us by clicking the arrow on the upper right side of the comment and selecting "Flag comment as inappropriate". If you've recently registered with Disqus or aren't seeing your comments immediately, you may need to verify your email address. To do so, visit disqus.com/account.
See more about comments here.
comments powered by Disqus