USDA-ARS provides financial support to IR-4 Headquarters for QA audits and supplements the salaries and travel of QA personnel in the IR-4 regional offices who audit ARS sites and data. USDA-ARS also supports the IR-4 Ornamental Horticulture Research Center to conduct research to meet growers' needs for pest management tools. A freezer malfunction at an ARS facility resulted in the loss of residue samples. Regional offices will coordinate the repeat field trials to replace the lost residue samples. Contract laboratories will conduct residue analysis for glyphosate, diflubenzuron and/or linuron.
|Effective start/end date||4/15/12 → 4/14/15|
- National Institute of Food and Agriculture (National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA))