IR-4 hosts Lunch & Learn with Senate Agriculture Committee

Author – Katie Chriest Until recently, many of us never imagined that foods we know and love might be missing from our grocery store shelves. We’ve taken for granted that the watermelons, tomatoes and avocados we depend upon will be there—perfectly shaped, blemish-free and abundantly stocked. Until recently, many of us never imagined that foods […]

Hawaii IR-4 Field Research Center

Exploring some IR-4 Tropical Similarities… After attending the 2020 IR-4 National Education Conference (NEC) during last week of February held in San Diego CA, the IR-4 team from University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez (UPRM), Dr. Wilfredo Robles and Luis E. Almodóvar traveled to Honolulu, Hawaii. The reason for this trip was to observe and compare […]

Three Awarded Distinguished Service to New Jersey Agriculture Citations

THREE AWARDED DISTINGUISHED SERVICE TO NEW JERSEY AGRICULTURE CITATIONS Awards Presented During State Agriculture Convention For Immediate Release: February 11, 2016 Contact: Lynne Richmond (609) 633-2954 lynne.richmond@ag.state.nj.us (ATLANTIC CITY) – Harry “Skip” Bartlett, Dr. Gerald M. Ghidiu, and Dr. Bradley Majek were honored February 10 with Distinguished Service to Agriculture Citations by the New Jersey State […]

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 […]