Thanks to international partnerships and IR-4 research, ginseng and lowbush blueberry growers have a new tool to improve crop health and yields.
Post Author: Jennifer Heiss
U.S. Hop Growers Have a New Tool to Manage Two-Spotted Spider Mite
Two-spotted spider mites are attacking hops. Hop growers now have a new tool to fight back thanks to IR-4 research.
2022 SOAR Award Winners
IR-4 is pleased to announce the winners of the 2022 SOAR Award. This award honors partners who exemplify Service, Outreach, Altruism, and Research, while supporting growers and the mission of the IR-4 Project.
Virtual Crop Tour: Hops
Experts gathered on April 18, 2022, to provide an overview of the hop industry, pest management issues, and international demand for American-grown hops.
2021 Annual Report and Executive Director Message
The 2021 IR-4 Project Annual Report and Year-End Summary are now available.
Commodity Liaison Committee Elects New Chair, Vice Chair
Todd Scholz and Keith Pitts have been elected chair and vice chair of the IR-4 Commodity Liaison Committee, respectfully.
Save the Dates: 2022 Industry Technology Session and Food Use Workshop
Dates announced for the 2022 Industry Technology Session and Food Use Workshop. More information on each event will be available later this year.
2022 SOAR Award Nomination Period Now Closed
The SOAR Award was established to recognize external partners who excel in serving growers of specialty and minor use crops. Nominations will be accepted until Monday, February 28, 2022, at 5 p.m. EST.
New Tool Identified in Fight Against Fungal Disease on Pomegranates
Historically growers have not had fungicides available for use on pomegranates. Labels for use of Merivon on pomegranates are expected to be approved in 2022 in California and Florida.
IR-4 Project at NC State University to Host Four International Borlaug Fellows in 2022
Four mid-career researchers from Indonesia, Peru, South Africa, and Vietnam will join the IR-4 team for 19 days in fall of 2022.