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.
Experts gathered on April 18, 2022, to provide an overview of the hop industry, pest management issues, and international demand for American-grown hops.
The 2021 IR-4 Project Annual Report and Year-End Summary are now available.
Todd Scholz and Keith Pitts have been elected chair and vice chair of the IR-4 Commodity Liaison Committee, respectfully.
Dates announced for the 2022 Industry Technology Session and Food Use Workshop. More information on each event will be available later this year.
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.
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.
Four mid-career researchers from Indonesia, Peru, South Africa, and Vietnam will join the IR-4 team for 19 days in fall of 2022.
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 provide a high level overview of the coffee crop, including pest management issues, economic value of domestically-produced coffee, and more.