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.

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 […]

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