BCIP is a USDA program that develops technologies addressing the spread and impacts of invasive plants.
Successful proposals will directly address the following priorities.
1) Developing improved rearing, host range testing, distribution and post-release monitoring techniques for a biological control agent
2) Development and/or implementation of technologies for monitoring/assessing plant trends and quantitative assessment of biological control impacts
3) Integrated weed management with a biological control component that is part of a methods development approach to determine efficacy and is not considered an operational treatment
4) Development of biological control strategies through funding of pilot projects
Project proposals must be submitted through BCIP Regional Representatives by October 18, 2019.