The on-line project nomination process to assist IR-4 and its specialty crop stakeholders prioritize the 2021 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 21 thru Sept 3, 2020. Only projects given at least one “A” nomination (the highest nomination level) will be discussed at the 2020 Virtual Workshop the week of September 14, 2020.
Project nominations for both Food Use and IS can be accomplished in one of two ways. The preferred way is to send a list of project requests you’d like to nominate as “A”, “B” or “C”, along with a brief justification for any “A” nomination, to your appropriate IR-4 Regional Field Coordinator. Engaging the IR-4 Regional Field Coordinator has the added benefit of providing information that allows them to better advocate for your important projects, throughout the project selection process. The other way to accomplish project nominations is to nominate projects yourself.
If you choose to nominate Food Use or Integrated Solution projects yourself, you will need to access the project nomination process. On this log-in page, prior users simply log-in, while first-time users must create a user log-in. After log-in, you will arrive at the project nominations site, where you will click the “Food Use” or “Integrated Solutions” button, and proceed to follow the detailed instructions to nominate your most important project requests.
If you encounter any difficulties accessing or making on-line nominations, please contact IR-4 Headquarters (Susan Bierbrunner, firstname.lastname@example.org 732-932-9575 x4611 or Van Starner, email@example.com x4621), or your Regional Field Coordinator for assistance.
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