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Research Project: Coordination of Research Activities to Register Minor Use Pesticides, and Research in Food and Ornamental Crops to Support the IR-4 Program

Location: Vegetable Research

Project Number: 0500-00007-117-000-D
Project Type: In-House Appropriated

Start Date: Jul 29, 2020
End Date: Jul 28, 2025

1. Obtain efficacy and residual data of insecticides, miticides, herbicides and fungicides on vegetable crops and ornamentals against insects and mites. 2. Provide national leadership in coordination of the minor use pesticide program in ARS; ensure compliance with all Federal GLP directives; and review, evaluate, and coordinate the development of data on efficacy, phytotoxicity, and residue data and ensure that these data are acceptable toward obtaining registrations for minor crops.

Field evaluations of insecticides, miticides, fungicides, and herbicides will be conducted on vegetable and ornamental crops. Research will be conducted according to IR-4 protocols and good laboratory practices. No specific treatments can be mentioned ahead of time because program needs change depending on industry requests. Residue samples will be assayed by appropriate federal, state, or private laboratories.