Projects & success stories

North Central Region Research Highlights

The NCR team has secured strategies for many pressing regional pest issues, including:

Downy mildew on cucumbers

Spotted wing drosophila on fruit crops

Botrytis on greenhouse ornamentals

Rusty root on ginseng


Success Stories

Fruit crops

Global MRLs

Root crops

Oil seed crops


Have a pest management problem (or solution) in mind?
Connect with the NCR team to get involved, submit a Project Request, or seek assistance:

Regional Field Coordinator
Nicole Soldan
(517) 353-0416


Michigan State University
Plant and Soil Sciences Building, Room A448
1066 Bogue St.
East Lansing, MI 48824


North Central Regional News

IR-4 Highlights Allison Robinson

Allison Robinson is an IR-4 Field Research Director based at Ohio State University, and was recently interviewed by IR-4. This article discusses her recent award and her passion for agriculture research.


The IR-4 Project Inducts Bernard Zandstra into Hall of Fame

Bernard Zandstra, Ph.D. received the Hall of Fame Award for his 40+ years as a Field Research Director. The Hall of Fame is the highest recognition awarded by The IR-4 Project. This article discusses his accomplishments with the IR-4 Project.