Each year, the IR-4 Project holds multiple events, trainings, and workshops across the country. Starting in 2020, we have adapted some of these events to be accessible with a virtual option. Explore the event pages linked below for additional information.
Upcoming and Recent Events
Dear Friends, We are pleased to share with you the results of the 2020 IR-4 Priority Setting Workshop. The workshop was held in a virtual format from Monday, September 14 to Thursday, September 17. During the four-day workshop, the 200 plus participants established IR-4’s research priorities for residue studies (40), product performance research (9) and […]
Dear Friends, 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 […]
Dear Friends, IR-4 is getting closer to our first ever Virtual Workshop, September 14-17, 2020 with the Registrant Product Presentations on July 29, 2020. The planned schedule is as follows: Times Wednesday 7/29/2020 Monday 9/14/2020 Tuesday 9/15/2020 Wednesday 9/16/2020 Thursday 9/17/2020 11 am – 4 pm ET 8 am – 1 pm PT Registrant Product […]
Dear Friends, We are pleased to provide you updates and preliminary results from IR-4’s first Week of Workshops (WOW). The stakeholder research priority setting event occurred September 23-26, 2019 at the Delta Marriott in Hunt Valley, Maryland. Over 225 IR-4 stakeholders and team members participated. The first day included a keynote address from USDA-National Institute […]
Dear Friends, The on-line project nomination process to assist IR-4 and its specialty crop stakeholders prioritize the 2020 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 29 thru Sept 11, 2019. The process is similar to prior […]
Dear Friends, Following up on my message earlier this year, IR-4 is getting closer to our first ever Week of Workshops, September 23-26, 2019 at the Delta Hotel (Marriott) in Hunt Valley, Maryland (just north of the Beltway around Baltimore). Recall, IR-4 is combining its traditional Food Use Residue priority setting with Food Crop Integrated […]
Author – Thomas Pike, IR-4 Assistant Coordinator The spotted lanternfly is an invasive pest that was introduced to Berks County, PA sometime around 2014. Since then, it has spread further within Pennsylvania and into surrounding states. Given the damage it can cause to fruit trees and grape vines, as well as its potential as a […]
Northeast region liaisons and researchers gathered at the Adele H. Stamp Student Union on the main campus of the University of Maryland (UMD) in College Park. The objective of this meeting was to discuss our challenges and successes throughout the year as well as identify our priorities for the upcoming year. We were pleased to […]
Priority Setting Workshops
Food Use Workshop (Annual)
Environmental Horticulture Priority Setting Workshop (Biennial)
Virtual Crop Tours
The IR-4 Project has conducted multiple crop tours for Environmental Protection Agency staff, industry and university researchers, stakeholders, and the general public to learn more about pest management problems and solutions on specific crops. View the presentations here.
The following is a list of upcoming training opportunities across the country, compiled and updated by the IR-4 Education and Training Committee from various sources. All requests for more information and/or registration materials should be made directly to the listed website or contact.
Date and Time
GLP Study Director and Principal Investigator Training
$510 – $660
Previous Events and Training
Looking for information from previous events? Visit our presentation archive.