Week Of Workshops Results 2019

Dear Friends, We are pleased to provide you updates and preliminary results from IR-4’s first Week of Workshops (WOW). The stakeholder research priority setting event occurred September 23-26, 2019 at the Delta Marriott in Hunt Valley, Maryland. Over 225 IR-4 stakeholders and team members participated. The first day included a keynote address from USDA-National Institute […]

Food Use & IS Project Nominations 2019

Dear Friends, The on-line project nomination process to assist IR-4 and its specialty crop stakeholders prioritize the 2020 IR-4 research plan under the Food Use Program (residue studies and product performance research) and Integrated Solutions (residue mitigation, organic, PPWS or resistance research) is available Aug 29 thru Sept 11, 2019. The process is similar to prior […]

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 […]

Spotted Lanternfly Conference 2019

Author – Thomas Pike, IR-4 Assistant Coordinator The spotted lanternfly is an invasive pest that was introduced to Berks County, PA sometime around 2014. Since then, it has spread further within Pennsylvania and into surrounding states. Given the damage it can cause to fruit trees and grape vines, as well as its potential as a […]

Northeast Region SLR/CLC Meeting 2019

Authors – Marylee Ross and Megan James Northeast region liaisons and researchers gathered at the Adele H. Stamp Student Union on the main campus of the University of Maryland (UMD) in College Park. The objective of this meeting was to discuss our challenges and successes throughout the year as well as identify our priorities for […]

Western Region SLR/CLC Meeting 2019

Author – Stephen Flanagan, WSR Assistant RFC The Western Region IR-4 group had a lively strategy and planning meeting in Mt Vernon Washington with old hands present along with new state representatives from Nevada, Colorado and