For the first time, IR-4 has received a four-year grant for its operations, rather than a traditional one year grant. NC State University will award funding each year to IR-4’s regional host universities through subawards built into the grant. Indirect costs have been waived for the first year.
Experts from Hawaii and Puerto Rico will provide a high level overview of the coffee crop, including pest management issues, economic value of domestically-produced coffee, and more.
The analytical laboratory located at Michigan State University will close effective July 31, 2022. The closure will have no impact on current or future IR-4 research or studies.
Effective October 1, 2021, The IR-4 Project headquarters has officially transitioned operations to NC State University.
Debbie Carpenter, Ph.D., has been named IR-4’s associate director and chief regulatory officer.
International approval of mandipropamid MRLs on citrus is currently being evaluated by Codex.
Projects nominated as “A” priorities have been posted for viewing in advance of the 2021 Food Use Workshop. Only projects nominated as “A” priorities will be considered for funding at the annual priority setting event.
Nominations for 2022 research projects will be accepted from August 18 through September 1. Research projects that were submitted must be nominated in order to be considered at the workshop.
Registration is now open for the 2021 Food Use Workshop! Research priorities for food residue studies, efficacy and crop safety research, as well as integrated solutions projects for 2022 will be identified during this four-day virtual workshop.
Producers of greenhouse-grown vegetables and herbs have a new tool in the fight against thrips, mites and other insects thanks to efforts of the IR-4 Project.