The IR-4 Project is “a cooperative program of the USDA and the SAES, with the principle goal of developing data to support and to expedite regulatory clearances of newer, reduced risk pest control products for specialty crop growers.” More information on the IR-4 Project can be found at http://ir4.rutgers.edu. As the IR-4 liaison for the state of New Jersey, my main responsibility is to represent the pesticide needs of minor crops in New Jersey at the IR-4 Food Use Workshop meeting.
This year, the IR-4 Food Use Workshop will take place on Tues.-Wed., Sept. 11-12, at the St. Louis Union Station Marriott, downtown St. Louis, MO. New projects must be submitted no later than August 15. [Read more…]