IR-4 Survey

The mission of IR-4, more formally know as Interregional Research Project #4, is to facilitate the registration of sustainable pest management technology for specialty crops and minor uses. Since all horticultural uses are minor in the big picture of pest management, IR-4 is instrumental in expanding labels to include ornamentals, fruits and vegetables.

The IR-4 team recently opened a new survey to help them focus their
research efforts on diseases, insects, and weeds. They will target those
diseases, insects, and weeds that impact crop production but do not have
enough, or any, good tools. The information garnered between now and
next August will be used at a workshop next fall to set research
priorities for 2014 & 2015.

You can complete the survey on line at

http://ir4.rutgers.edu/Ornamental/Survey/index.cfm

The survey only takes a few minutes–about 7 for me–and could help you solve your most difficult pest management problems.

About Laura Miller

Laura M. Miller is the Texas AgriLife Commercial Horticulture Extension Agent for Tarrrant County. She provides informal educational programs and problem solving services to all aspects of the commercial horticulture industry, from green industry professionals to fruit, vegetable, and ornamental plant growers. Prior to taking on her present position in March 2008, she was a University of Florida/IFAS Extension Agent for seven years. A sixth generation Texan, she’s a graduate of Eagle Pass High School who earned a Bachelor of Science in Horticulture and a Master of Education in Agricultural Education from Texas A&M University in College Station.
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