Residue and Product Performance

The Residue program and supporting Product Performance program generate residue, efficacy, and crop safety data required by product manufacturers and regulatory agencies to support registration of a single product for the management of a specific pest on a specific crop. 

Depending on the requirements needed to support the registration of a specific pesticide, these programs can generate:

  • Residue data aimed at establishing a tolerance for the crop
  • Product performance data aimed at assessing the efficacy and crop safety of the pesticide on the pest and crop of interest respectively 

Submitting a Request

Start the process by filling out the Request For Assistance form. 

For questions or help with this form, contact your regional field coordinator.

IR-4 Headquarters reviews requests that are submitted throughout the year. If a request is approved to move forward, IR-4 will share it with the regional field coordinator so it can be considered among other local needs during regional priority discussions each summer. Projects prioritized locally are then considered for national prioritization at the annual Food Use Workshop in September. If the project is prioritized at the workshop, researchers will be contacted in the following months to finalize research plans for the following calendar year.