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Home Publications National Nursery Proceedings 1998 IR-4 Crop Pest Management Program

IR-4 Crop Pest Management Program

The project which is known as IR-4 was established in 1963 to obtain national pesticide registrations for use on food and fiber minor crops. This national program now involves USDNARS and USDN CSREES, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), State Agricultural Experiment Stations (SAES), agricultural chemical companies, commodity organizations, and individual growers. The IR-4 Program was expanded in 1975 when SAES established regional laboratories to provide regional coordination and analytical services. In 1976, USDN Agricultural Research Service (ARS) established a minor use program to provide further support for IR-4. The IR-4 program was expanded in 1977 to include ornamentals research on nursery and floral crops. This research now also includes label expansion for the commercial landscape, interior plantscapes, forestry production, turf, tissue culture, and Christmas tree production. In 1982, national label registration research was initiated to include biological pest control agents such as microbials and biochemicals.

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Author(s): J. Ray Frank

Publication: National Nursery Proceedings - 1998

Event: Northeast Forest Nursery Conference and Workshop
1998 - Preston, MD

Section: Northeastern Forest Nursery Conference and Workshop