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I’ll be happy to weigh in with support for your justification for keeping the name. 

 

Doug

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Douglas D. Buhler

Michigan State University

Director, MSU AgBioResearch &

Assistant Vice President for Research and Innovation

 

 

 

From: Water Management and Quality for Ornamental Crop Production and Health <[log in to unmask]> On Behalf Of Fisher,Paul
Sent: Wednesday, May 20, 2020 4:36 PM
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Subject: Re: Revisions to NC1186 proposal - feedback this week please

 

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Hi everyone

 

Thanks to all of you who have provided feedback already. Please keep it coming!

 

A quick update on item 1, which has prompted the most discussion. I have discussed with USDA and they have followed up with the reviewers. We should be able to keep the current title, but will need to provide a justification and show how our project does not overlap with other teams. There was no clear winner among the poll options so far, and some concern was expressed with changing the title at all. So please do not worry about adding more responses to the qualtrics survey below, and I will be following up on the justification to keep with “Water Management and Quality for Specialty Crop Production and Health”.

 

Please DO, however, continue to provide input in the other areas below.

 

Thanks and best regards, Paul

 

Paul Fisher, PhD

Professor and Extension Specialist, Environmental Horticulture Dept.

University of Florida, PO Box 110670, 2549 Fifield Hall, 2550 Hull Rd., Gainesville FL 32611-0670

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From: Fisher,Paul
Sent: Tuesday, May 19, 2020 5:14 PM
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Subject: Revisions to NC1186 proposal - feedback this week please

 

Hi everyone

 

Our NC1186 proposal has been positively reviewed. The proposal is approved with minor revisions, so thank you and great job by everyone. I will be submitting revisions in one week, on Tuesday May 26 to meet the June 1 deadline. By Monday May 25 at 5 pm ET, please provide your input on the following. If you do not provide input by Monday, I will interpret this to mean that you are already feeling blissful and content to leave revisions to other colleagues:

 

1. Amend the project title

Reviewer comment:  NC1186 has been an excellent project with collaborative efforts resulting in successful grants followed by a multitude of quantifiable impacts and accomplishments. The current proposal will build upon these successful efforts by continuing their focus and with additional work in greenhouses and rooftops in urban areas. Water quantity and quality, environmental impacts, urban stormwater management and biotic and abiotic contaminants will be the comprehensive focus. Consequently, reviewers suggested some descriptive change in the project title would be more reflective of the project’s activities such as including ‘….for Container-grown Specialty Crops’; ‘…Production and Health of Specialty Crops Grown in Soilless Media’; or ‘…Production and Health of Container Grown Specialty Crops’.

 

Current 2014-2019: Water Management and Quality for Ornamental Crop Production and Health

Our suggested 2020-25: Water Management and Quality for Specialty Crop Production and Health

Please indicate your preference for the project title by Monday May 25 5 pm ET using this link: https://ufl.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_3928lVhDcrvkXqZ. Unless there is agonizing disagreement, I will go with the top-ranked option.

I will be getting back with you on justifying our suggested title ” Water Management and Quality for Specialty Crop Production and Health”

 

2. Reviewer comment: Demonstrate the non-duplicative nature of the work

I will conduct a CRIS search as they requested, nothing required of rest of team

 

3. Reviewer comment: Provide examples of integrated, multifunctional participant assignment descriptions

In the Methods section where it is in yellow highlight at the bottom of each objective, please add your state abbreviations where you plan on participating. I have seeded the lists from the individuals who volunteered to help write the sections.

 

4. Reviewer comment: Provide some description of methods proposed to be used within selected objectives. These do not have to be all encompassing, yet some depth in expertise needs to be demonstrated

I obviously made the methods section too brief, sorry, so this is the main area to please add specific methods to the bullets in the blue highlight at the bottom of each objective. I have provided examples.

 

5. Reviewer comment: Membership

While it was mentioned that new members and graduate students are integrated into meetings and the project, the current participant list has national representation, yet about half of the number of states and less than half of overall membership. In the prior project USDA ARS was a member as well.  We encourage more participation in the renewed project by encouragement nationally and with prior members.

We should each encourage our colleagues to join. Please check that your state is listed in the green highlighted section. This is autopopulated by NIMSS in the final proposal.

 

Thanks and best regards, Paul

 

Paul Fisher, PhD

Professor and Extension Specialist, Environmental Horticulture Dept.

University of Florida, PO Box 110670, 2549 Fifield Hall, 2550 Hull Rd., Gainesville FL 32611-0670

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