AAES + Cuba Grants Program Awards

The Auburn University/AAES Grants Program is pleased to announce six new awards (in response to the 2017 Request for Proposals) to support Auburn faculty to develop mutually beneficial projects with scientists in Cuba. These awards will stimulate and strengthen academic collaborations with partnering Cuban institutions and contribute significantly to food security and economic development in the United States and Cuba. The funded projects are listed below.

PROJECT TITLE
AUBURN PI
PI’S DEPT/COLLEGE
ADDITIONAL AU CO-PIS
CUBAN CO-PI
ADDITIONAL CUBAN CO-PIS
Compatibility Studies of Product to Control Plant Parasitic Nematodes and Disease in Crops of Economic Importance to Cuba and the US Rodrigo Rodriguez-Kabana Entomology & Plant Path Lee Simmons Leopoldo HidalgoDiaz Jersys Arevalo Ortega
Identification of Novel Botanical Pesticides for Sustainable Urban Pest Management Arthur Appel Entomology & Plant Path Oriela Pino Pérez
Turfgrass Management in Cuba: A Whole Systems Approach as Significant Golf Course Construction Looms Beth Guertal Crop, Soil & Env. Sc. Kathy Lawrence; David Held Mayra G. Rodriguez Leopolgo Hidalgo Diaz; Luis Hernandez; Arturo Martinez
Capacity Building for Detection of Avian Influenza Virus and Safe Disposal of Organic Materials in Case of an Outbreak Joseph Giambrone Poultry Sc. Kenneth Macklin Pastor Alfonso Carmen Perera
Building Capacity among Cuban Scientists in the Application of Crop Simulation Models and Decision Support Systems Brenda Ortiz Crop, Soil & Env. Sc. Ileana Miranda Ivan Castro; Luis Gomez
Develop Strategies to Evaluate Land Use Management for Sustainable Food Production and Environmental Protection Brenda Ortiz Crop, Soil & Env. Sc. Eve Brantley, Julie Howe, Thorsten Knappenberger, Joey Shaw Herberto Vargas Marlen Robaina, Ivan Castro, Ileana Miranda, Luis Gomez, Olegario Muniz, Berta Lina Muiño García, Maybe Campo