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Papers & Presentations 2006

Photos from 2006 – the Sixth Annual Conference on Pesticide Stewardship

 

The Pesticide Stewardship Alliance (TPSA)
Sixth Annual Conference on Pesticide Stewardship

February 12 – 15, 2006
Austin, Texas

Conference Proceedings

Monday, February 13, 2006

Opening Session: Dan Schweitzer, President, The Pesticide Stewardship Alliance
Welcome: Kenneth Dierschke, President, Texas Farm Bureau

Plenary Session (A)

(1) Keynote Speaker: Stewardship Activities of the Plant Science Industry: A global overview; Keith Jones, PhD, CropLife International; Manager, Stewardship and Sustainable Agriculture, Brussels, Belgium

Plenary Session (B)

(2) Pesticide Life Cycle Stewardship and Extended Product Responsibility Initiative: Introduction of a New Paradigm.

  • Cam Davreux, CropLife Canada, Etobicoke, Ontario, Canada

  • Terrell Hamann, Austin Area Rancher

  • Gene Maahs, Ag Northwest, Hermiston, Oregon

  • Roger Springman, Wisconsin Dept. of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection

Concurrent Sessions (C)

(3) Disposal of Unused Pesticides: Program Updates – What is Being Collected?

Moderator: Margaret Jones, U.S. EPA Region 5

(4) Container Stewardship, Panel Presentation: Combining State and Contractor Experience to Develop the Ideal Container Collection Program.

Moderator: Gail Amos, Washington State Department of Agriculture

 

Concurrent Sessions (D)

(5) Pesticide Applicator Training & Pesticide Stewardship

  • Pesticide Applicator Training for Job Readiness; Angela O’Callaghan, University of Nevada Cooperative Extension

  • Develop and Deliver Online Pesticide Stewardship Training Modules; Carol Ramsay, Washington State University

  • Invasive Weed Control Training for Federal Land Managers; Maria Ryan, University of Nevada Cooperative Extension

Moderator: Pat Hipkins, Virginia Tech Pesticide Programs

(6) International Pesticide Container Management, Panel Presentation: Breadth of the Programs and Highlights of Innovation in Latin America, Europe and the Pacific.

  • Panelists: Detlef Döhnert, PhD, BASF AG, Limburgerhof, Germany; Bruce Emerson, Program Manager for “Agrecovery”, New Zealand’s Chemical Container Recovery Program, Hastings, New Zealand; Dirk Epp, Latin America Crop Protection Association, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Moderators: Rob Denny, Arrowchase, Inc.; Keith Jones, PhD, CropLife International

Concurrent Sessions (E)

(7) Promoting Pesticide Stewardship Through Pesticide Safety

Moderator: Angela O’Callaghan, University of Nevada Cooperative Extension

(8) Plastics Stewardship, Panel Presentation: Open Burning of Agricultural Plastics (Including Pesticide Containers): What’s the Problem and How to Solve It?

  • Panelists: Jude Andreasen, U.S. EPA Office of Pesticide Programs; Lois Levitan, Cornell University Environmental Risk Analysis Program; Erin Newman, U.S. EPA Region 5

Moderators: Margaret Jones, U.S. EPA Region 5; Lois Levitan, Cornell University Environmental Risk Analysis Program

Tuesday, February 14, 2006

Breakfast Roundtable Discussion Groups

Pesticide Life Cycle Stewardship

Concurrent Sessions (F)

(9) School IPM Initiatives


Moderator: Chuck Cubbage, TPSA Board Member, Retired from Michigan Dept. of Ag.

(10) What is New and Exciting at EPA? – Panel Presentation: Updates on Pesticide Applicator Training, Worker Protection, International Collaboration, Container and Containment Regulations, Container Recycling and More!

  • Panelists: Jude Andreasen, U.S. EPA Office of Pesticide Programs; Nancy Fitz, U.S. EPA Office of Pesticide Programs; Kevin Keaney, U.S. EPA Office of Pesticide Programs

Moderator: Nancy Fitz, U.S. EPA Office of Pesticide Programs

Concurrent Sessions (G)

(11) Container Stewardship, Panel Presentation: Status of Pesticide Container Stewardship in the United States.

  • Panelists: Don Bradley, Murray Equipment, Inc.; Rob Denny, Arrowchase, Inc.; Gene Maahs, Ag Northwest; Jim Thrift, Agricultural Retailers Association

Moderator: Don Gilbert, Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture

(12) Disposal of Unused Pesticides – Program Modification Panel Presentation: Combining Agricultural and HHW Disposal Programs.

Moderator: Joe Hoffman, Washington State Department of Agriculture

Concurrent Sessions (H)

(13) International Pesticide Stewardship Activities

Moderator: Don Mullins, Ph.D., Professor of Entomology, Virginia Tech

(14) Pesticide Life Cycle Stewardship and Extended Product Responsibility Initiative Work Session: What Comes Next?

Concurrent Sessions (I)

(15) Container Recycling Initiatives

Moderator: Lois Levitan, Cornell University Environmental Risk Analysis Program

(16) “Responding to Pesticide Spills” – An Interactive Training Session; Thomas Dewhirst, Kalamazoo County Clean Sweep, Michigan