Week Of Workshops 2019

Dear Friends, Following up on my message earlier this year, IR-4 is getting closer to our first ever Week of Workshops, September 23-26, 2019 at the Delta Hotel (Marriott) in Hunt Valley, Maryland (just north of the Beltway around Baltimore). Recall, IR-4 is combining its traditional Food Use Residue priority setting with Food Crop Integrated […]

Pollinator Research Project Website

Author – Carolina Simao Roe-Raymond Our pollinator website (https://protectingbees.njaes.rutgers.edu/) was first launched around this time last year. It was a great starting point to present the Pollinator Research Project and introduce the ability to search for pollinator plants, but we wanted the website to reach a wider audience and hone in on the main purpose […]

Crop Vignette: Petunia

This first appeared as “EHC Corner: Petunia, the worthless tobacco” in the IR-4 Newsletter 50(1):14. Plant Information Modern petunia varieties we know and love are derived from two petunia species discovered in South America during the mid-1700’s through early 1800’s. The Latin name Petunia originated from one of the native Tupi-Guarani words ‘petun’ meaning ‘worthless […]