SARE Funded Projects

Southern SARE offers grant opportunities to individuals and institutions in the Southern region. Below is a list of presently funded SARE projects in Florida. To find a complete list of reports on previously funded projects in Florida, search the Project Database. Reading through some of the project reports can help you understand the types of projects SARE funds before you submit a grant yourself.

Research and Education Grants

LS23-381 Establishing Domestic Vanilla Cultivation in Southern Florida, Puerto Rico, and the US Virgin Islands

LS23-380 Passionfruit: Laying the Groundwork for an Emerging Specialty Fruit Crop in Florida

LS22-370 Using Rootstocks to Increase Blueberry Farming Sustainability in the Southeast

LS21-360 Specialty Pumpkin: Laying the groundwork for an emerging crop and lucrative products

LS21-354 The Use of Cyanobacteria Biofertilizers to Increase Crop Productivity, Improve Soil Health, and Agricultural Sustainability in Florida

LS21-353 Evaluating the Dual-Purpose of Chickpea: A cash and cover crop for agricultural production systems in the Southeast

LS20-342 Enhancing Hedgerow Systems in Fruit Tree Production to Improve Beneficial Insect Diversity and Abundance

LS30-334 Optimizing Nutrient and Water Management for Organic Mixed Vegetable Production Systems

Education Grants

EDS23-046 Local Food Needs Local Seed: Increasing Production and Use of Locally Adapted Seed with a Farm to Community Network

EDS22-34 Community Apiary -- Providing Experiential Education and Access for Novice Beekeepers in an Urban Setting

Graduate Student Grants

GS22-268 Identifying the Microbial-mediated Strategies for Optimum Phosphorus Uptake in Bahiagrass and Rhizoma Peanut Mixture

GS22-267 Improving Blueberry Farming Sustainability Through Better Fertilizer Timing

GS22-262 How Do Soil Microbes Respond to Chickpea Replacing a Bare Fallow Period in Southeastern Row Crop Agroecosystems?

GS22-256 Sustainable Strategies to Alleviate Heat Stress in Lettuce

GS22-255 Beetle Herding: Development of Strategies to Optimize Biological Control of Air Potato Using Attractants

GS22-254 Integration of Root-knot Nematode Resistant Pepper Cultivars into an Organic and Sustainable Production System in Florida

GS21-249 Forecasting Pasture Productivity from Satellite Imagery for Use in Adaptive Grazing Management

GS21-247 Small-scale Farmer Networks in Florida: Understanding and measuring their impacts and exploring the role of extension in their success

GS21-244 What's the Buzz? Assessing Efficacy, Synergisms, and Sustainability of Pollinators in Southern Highbush Blueberry

GS21-243 Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Fungal Associations in Tea Under Sustainable Production Systems in Florida

GS21-239 Quantifying and Understanding Factors Affecting Tissue Nitrate Accumulation in Organic Celery

GS21-238 Sustainable Management Practices for Vanilla Cultivation

GS21-235 Examining Field Crop Farmers’ Climate Change Perceptions, Adaptation Strategies, and Resilience in Florida: A spatial econometric approach

Professional Development Program Grants

SPDP21-03 Bridging the Food Supply and Sustainable Agriculture Systems with the Nonprofit Sector

On-Farm Research Grants

OS23-164 On-farm Development of Innovative Compost-based Tabletop Systems for Improving Local Strawberry Production in Florida

OS22-153 Enhancing Stink Bug Biological Control for Increased Sustainability of Rice Production in Florida

OS21-148 Plant Sap Analysis as a Tool to Optimize Fertilizer Application for Sustainable Citrus Production

OS21-146 Evaluating Sorrell Varieties for Production in Florida

Producer Grants

FS22-339 Methodology to Enhance Nutrition and Economics of Microalgae Use as Live Feeds in Marine Aquaculture