Participants in the Process – Draft

Stakeholder Representatives

IR-4 Commodity Liaison Committee

This committee is a group of farmers, growers, and trade representatives who serve to ensure IR-4 direction and research activities continue to benefit Specialty Crop producers.

Cooperating Government Agencies

This collection of domestic and international government agencies collaborate with IR-4 in establishing research priorities, funding research, conducting joint research projects, and/or receiving IR-4 reports and submission documents to make regulatory decisions.

Crop Protection Industry

Collectively the crop protection industry supplies various tools to manage pathogens, pests, and weeds of Specialty Crops, as well as managing the growth of these crops. Historically, the crop protection industry focuses efforts on developing products for large row crop agriculture. IR-4 helps to fill the gap for specialty crop producers including food (fruits, vegetables, nuts) and environmental horticulture (trees, shrubs, flowers). The crop protection industry provide biopesticide and conventional active ingredients for testing.

IR-4 Representatives

People who Identify & Request Projects

Project Management & Research Oversight

Field & Lab Researchers

Quality Assurance

Acknowledgements & Disclaimers

This website is based upon work that is supported by the National Institute of Food and Agriculture, US Department of Agriculture, under award number 2017-34383-27100 with substantial cooperation and support from the State Agricultural Experiment Stations, USDA-ARS, USDA-APHIS, and USDA-FAS. In accordance with Federal Law and US Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability.