Your Help Needed to Guide IR-4
Jill Calabro, Ph.D.
April 11 2017
A great deal of the horticulture industry’s success at managing insects, mites, pathogens, and weeds would not be possible without the IR-4 Ornamental Horticulture Program, a USDA-sponsored entity dedicated to increasing the specialty crop industry’s access to labeled control products. We have come to rely on the sound research sponsored by the IR-4 Program for both assistance in pest control solutions and responsiveness to invasive species outbreaks.
For example, when boxwood blight was first documented in the U.S., the IR-4 Ornamental Horticulture Program ...
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Author: Jill Calabro, Ph.D.
Jill Calabro serves as AmericanHort’s research and science programs director. She provides strategic direction and oversight to research funded by the Horticultural Research Institute, the research affiliate of AmericanHort, and to research initiatives carried out in collaboration with the U.S. Department of Agriculture and others who share an interest in advancing horticulture industry progress through research. She also applies scientific perspective to managing and resolving ongoing and emerging plant health, trade, and environmental challenges.
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