Announcement: Gowan Aquires Fenamidone from Bayer

Hello IR-4 Stakeholders, We have been informed by Bayer CropScience that as of December 1, 2019, Gowan has acquired their fenamidone business (the AI in Reason® 500 SC fungicide). The companies are collaborating to enable a smooth transition of the business. Gowan will continue to make Reason® 500 SC fungicide available to U.S. specialty crop […]

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 […]

Florida Fruit & Vegetable Association Honors Dr. Richard Raid

The Florida Fruit & Vegetable Association presented its Researcher of the Year Award to Dr. Richard Raid, professor of plant pathology at the University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences’ Everglades Research and Education Center in Belle Glade. The award is given to deserving individuals who have dedicated themselves and their work to […]

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 […]

A GLP Audit in Salinas

  A Good Laboratory Practice (GLP) Standards inspection and data quality audit was conducted on December 11, 2018 at the USDA-ARS, Crop Improvement and Protection Research facility in Salinas, CA.