2012 Annual Report
1a.Objectives (from AD-416):
Obtain performance data and/or residue samples or analyze crop samples to support
the registration of minor-use pesticides for food, ornamental and specialty crops.
1b.Approach (from AD-416):
Minor-use pesticides alone or in combination with cultural and mechanical methods
will be evaluated under field, orchard, nursery and greenhouse conditions through
determination of pest control by species, crop injury and crop yield. Plant samples will be collected for determination of pesticide residues according to protocols and good laboratory practices specified by the National IR-4 Headquarters.
The ARS, IR-4 Ornamental Projects performed 44 studies on woody plants and herbaceous perennials. In 2011 using good laboratory practices, 22 IR-4 projects were conducted. Results of these field trials will be used for minor use label registration under IR-4 program. Trials were held in conjunction and cooperation with the following Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center locations: Wooster Campus, Snyder Farm, Muck Crops Agricultural Research Station, Huron County and at the North Central Agricultural Research Station, Huron County and at the North Central Agricultural Research Station, Sandusky County.
Project will help fulfill the Secretary’s Goal’s for Food Safety, Children’s Nutrition and Global Food Security with more judicious and reduced pesticide use (REE goals #2, 3, & 4).