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Author(s):Thompson, D. C.; Baron, J. J.; Kunkel, D. L.
Author Affiliation:Interregional Project Number 4, Cook College, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey
Title:The IR-4 Project - a minor-use program for pest management solutions in the United States
Section:Maintaining availability of pesticides for use on minor and specialist crops
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Meeting Info.:Brighton, UK: November 13-16, 2000
Source:Brighton Crop Protection Conference - Pests and Diseases- 2000. Vol. 3, 2000, p. 1253-1260.
# of Pages:8
Publishing Information:Farnham, Surrey, England: British Crop Protection Council
Keywords:TIC Keywords: Pest control; Networking; Organization profile; Pesticide residues; Pesticides; Research priorities; USEPA; Food Quality Protection Act; Biopesticides; Technology; Residual effects; Health
Business Name:IR-4, in Rutgers University, New Jersey
Abstract/Contents:"The Interregional Research Project Number 4 (IR-4), established in 1963, involves cooperation between the USDA's Agricultural Research Service (ARS), the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), State Agricultural Experiment Stations (SAES), the Cooperative State Research, Education and Extension Service (CSREES), agricultural chemical companies, commodity organizations and individual growers from California to Florida. The IR-4 Mission is to provide pest management solutions to growers of fruits, vegetables and other minor crops. People who benefit from IR-4 are minor crop growers, food processors and consumers. IR-4 develops data for submission to EPA to support registrations of new crop protection chemicals on minor food and ornamental crops and assists in the maintenance of existing product registrations. IR-4 provides help in the development and registration of biopesticides and expedites new pest control technologies for minor crops. Since inception, IR-4 has obtained over 5000 food-use clearances over 8600 ornamental clearances and over 150 biopesticides clearances. These clearances comprise over 40% of the total granted by EPA. As the Food Quality Protection Act (FQPA) of 1996 threatens to restrict or eliminate many long-standing pest control products, IR-4 is focusing on "reduced risk" and safer chemistry to ensure that producers of minor crops have an adequate number of pest control products, both traditional and biopesticides."
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ASA/CSSA/SSSA Citation (Crop Science-Like - may be incomplete):
Thompson, D. C., J. J. Baron, and D. L. Kunkel. 2000. The IR-4 Project - a minor-use program for pest management solutions in the United States. Brighton Crop Prot. Conf. Pests Dis. 3:p. 1253-1260.
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