You may have noticed some changes recently to the IR-4 website. We’re adding new elements including new types of posts to showcase impacts for food program activities and improving the location of content and menu items. Updated Home Page with our Mission and Recent News To make our news items more visible, we updated the […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Introduction: Unconditional registration of the first food crop uses for the active ingredient (AI) pyrifluquinazon was granted by the EPA on November 19, 2018.
For over 25 years, Keith Dorschner had been the lead Entomologist with IR-4. As Senior Research Scientist, Keith attended numerous domestic and
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.
Authors – Kathryn Homa (IR-4 Headquarters), Dan Kunkel (IR-4 Headquarters), Mike Aerts (Director, Scientific & Regulator Affairs, Florida Fruit and Vegetable Association) One plane ticket to Southwest Florida International Airport: $200…
Authors – Kathryn Homa, Roger Batts, Marylee Ross, and Stephen Flanagan There’s no project too big or too small – IR-4 will handle them all! There’s no doubt that IR-4 Field Research Directors (FRDs) work long, hard days to conduct difficult trials.