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Papers & Presentations – 2014

Papers and Presentations can be found by Topic within the Program Overview below

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14th Annual TPSA Conference
San Diego, CA – Feb. 4-6, 2014

WELCOME TO SUNNY SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA!

Welcome to San Diego and we hope you enjoy the 14th Annual Conference for The Pesticide Stewardship Alliance. TPSA consists of exceptional volunteers who make all this happen year after year and we want to thank everyone who has contributed to putting this program together. In addition, TPSA would not be able to host this conference without the assistance of all our sponsors. We kindly ask that you take time to thank each of our sponsors who helped to make this possible

We have put together three separate tracks this year which should allow everyone to find something of great interest. We are also pleased to welcome all newcomers who are here for the Ag Plastics track and encourage you to meet and get to know the other attendees.

Please take the opportunity to explore and enjoy a few things that are right outside. The sandy beach of the Pacific Ocean is just one block from the front door of the hotel. If you choose to exercise, you’ll find a great running/walking path that goes around Mission Bay out the back of the hotel. There’s a wonderful garden in the courtyard with many interesting plants and animals to intrigue anyone. Yes, we have put together a full conference and some great networking opportunities, but don’t forget to “stop and smell the roses.”

We highly encourage you to stop by at least one session that might be outside your area of expertise just to get an idea of the scope TPSA covers. Each track has exceptional topics and speakers so you won’t go wrong exploring other opportunities.

Enjoy the conference and enjoy the Catamaran Resort.

Bryan Gran
Chairman of the Board
Ples Spradley
President

Many Thanks to TPSA 2014 Gold Sponsors
$5,000 or more

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charles-pearsonKeynote Address: Feeding 9 Billion People: Why Stewardship MattersDr. Charles Pearson
Head of Product Safety North America
Syngenta Crop Protection, LLC
Dr. Charles Pearson is the head of product safety in North America for Syngenta Crop Protection, LLC. His team is responsible for delivering safety studies and assessments supporting registrations of crop protection, seed care, lawn and garden, and biotechnology products. The department conducts research in toxicology, ecotoxicology, environmental fate, metabolism, protein and molecular characterization, nutritional equivalence, and human and environmental exposure. This information is used to evaluate potential risks to humans and environmental non-target organisms.Dr. Pearson joined the company in 1990 as a field development scientist. Over his career he has served as a technical brand manager, senior regulatory manager, regional R&D manager, and held several leadership positions within product safety, including; USA head of dietary safety, head of environmental exposure and effects, and global lead for operator and consumer safety. In 2012, Dr. Pearson was named regional head of product safety.Dr. Pearson received his undergraduate degree in Plant Science from the Pennsylvania State University and his Master and Ph.D. degrees in Plant Pathology from Kansas State University.

 

2014 TPSA Conference Agenda

14th Annual Pesticide Stewardship Conference – February 4-6, 2014 at the Catamaran Resort Hotel & Spa, San Diego, CA Featuring sessions on pesticide safety and stewardship, pesticide disposal programs, container recycling and agricultural plastics management

Tuesday, February 4, 2014
Tues 1:00-5:00p TPSA Board Meeting (all are welcome) Location: Kon Tiki Ballroom
Tues 2:00-6:00p Registration Location: Kon Tiki Foyer
Tues 6:30-8:30p Opening Reception for Participants and Location: Kon Tiki
Ballroom
Guests
Wednesday, February 5, 2014
Wed 6:30-7:15a
7:30-9:00a
Breakfast
Welcome to San Diego by TPSA Board Chair Bryan Gran
Keynote Address: “Feeding 9 Billion People: Why Stewardship Matters,”

Dr. Charles Pearson, Syngenta Crop Protection, LLC, Head of Product Safety North America Location: Macaw/Toucan Rooms
Wed 9:00-9:15a Break – Exhibitor and Sponsor Displays
Location: Kon Tiki Ballroom
Wed Concurrent Session 1
9:15 -10:45a
Emerging Issues: California Topics

Moderator: Scott Birchfield, Syngenta Crop Protection, LLC


Incinerator Processes, Requirements and Restrictions

Moderator: Dan Schweitzer, MXI Environmental Services


New Products from Old Plastic: Update on End Markets for Recycled Agricultural Plastics

Moderator: Lois Levitan, Recycling Agricultural Plastics Project, Cornell University

Wed 10:45 -11:00a Break – Exhibitor &
Sponsor Displays

Location: Kon Tiki Ballroom
Wed Concurrent Session 2
9:15 -10:45a
Emerging Issues: National Topics

Moderator: Jeffrey Rogers, Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services


Pressurized Cylinder Processing and Disposal

Moderator:
Don Gilbert, Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture


New Products from Old Plastic: Update on End Markets for Recycled Agricultural Plastics (continued)

Moderator: Lois Levitan, Recycling Agricultural Plastics Project, Cornell University

Wed 12:30-1:45p Lunch
Location: Patio
Wed 1:45-2:00p Break – Exhibitor and Sponsor Displays
Location: Kon Tiki Ballroom
Wed Concurrent Session 3
2:00-3:30p
Personal Protective Equipment – High Exposure Scenarios

Moderator: Kerry Richards, Penn State University


Pesticide Disposal Contracts: Perspectives from the States and Contractors

Moderator: Stan Kaminski, Minnesota Department of Agriculture


Manufacturers’ Take-Back Programs for Recycling Agricultural Plastics

Moderators: Annie Macmillan, Vermont Agency of Agriculture and Rodney Scholten, Raven Industries

Wed 3:30-3:45p Break – Exhibitor & Sponsor Displays
Location: Kon Tiki Ballroom
Wed Concurrent Session 4
3:45-5:15p
Occupational Exposure and Personal Protective Equipment

Moderator: Ples Spradley, University of Arkansas


California’s Pesticide Container Recycling Law

Moderator: Nancy Fitz, US
EPA Office of Pesticide Programs


The session on the California Pesticide
Container Recycling Law is a joint session of the container and agricultural
plastics tracks.

Wed 5:15-5:30p Break – Exhibitor & Sponsor Displays
Location: Kon Tiki Ballroom
Wed 5:30-6:30p TPSA Annual Members Meeting
Location: Toucan Room
Wed 7:00-10:00p Grand Reception for Members and Guests and Silent Auction
Location: Kon Tiki Ballroom
Thursday, February 6, 2014
Thurs 6:30-7:15a Breakfast Roundtables
Location: Kon Tiki Ballroom
Communications Committee Meeting
Chair: Kristine Schaefer, Iowa State UniversityDisposal Roundtable: Explore Incentives and Options for More State Programs to Dispose of CylindersModerator: Don Gilbert, Pennsylvania Department of AgricultureAg Plastics Roundtable: TPSA’s Agricultural Plastics Information Exchange: Next Steps
Moderator: Roger Springman, Agricultural Plastics Consultant
Thurs Concurrent Session 5
7:30-9:00a
Personal Protective Equipment – Moving the Dialogue Forward
This session will be an open dialogue for discussion on label improvements related to pesticide protective clothing (coveralls, headwear and boots).
Moderator: Jack Peterson, Arizona Department of Agriculture

Caged Tank Recycling: Is the Problem Solved?
Moderated Panel Discussion

Panelists:

  • Scott Birchfield, Syngenta Crop Protection, LLC
  • Don Bradley, Olympus Seed Treatment Formulator
  • Nancy Fitz, US EPA Office of Pesticide Programs
  • Mary Sue Gilliland, Agri-Plas, Inc.
  • Kate Graue, National Container Group
  • Mike Harding, IBC North America
  • Linda Hendrickson, Crop Production Services
  • Clint Shocklee, Tri-Rinse, Inc.

Moderator: Bryan Gran, FarmChem


Solving Processing Problems for Agricultural Plastics

Speakers:

Moderator: Ian Kyle, NBF PlasticsThurs9:00-9:15aBreak – Exhibitor & Sponsor Displays
Location: Kon Tiki BallroomThursConcurrent Session 6
9:15-10:45a

Pesticide Application Technology and Education

Moderator: Kristine Schaefer, Iowa State University


Disposal Forum Q&As with Expert Panel
A panel of state and industry experts will answer questions related to pesticide disposal submitted prior to and during the conference.
Moderator: Derrick Bell, North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services


Is There a Role for Biodegradable Plastics in Agriculture?

  • Historical Perspective
    Keith Williamson, Guardian Agricultural Plastics
  • Positive Uses of Biodegradable Plastics in Agriculture
    Steve Arsenault and Dr. Graham Chapman, EcoPoly Solutions, Inc.
  • Discussant Panel:
    Keith Williamson and Shane Mckenna, Creative Polymer Solutions

Moderator: Lois Levitan, Recycling Agricultural Plastics Project, Cornell University

 

Thurs10:45-11:00aBreak – Exhibitor & Sponsor Displays
Location: Kon Tiki BallroomThursConcurrent Session 7
11:00a-12:30p

Real World Pesticide Use Issue

Moderator: Gail Amos, Washington State Department of Agriculture


EPA’s Pesticide Container-Containment Regs: Where Do Things Stand?

Moderator: Jeffrey Rogers, Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services


Alternative Models for Collecting Agricultural Plastics

Moderator: Barry Friesen, CleanFARMS Inc.

Thurs12:30-1:45p
Awards Lunch
Location: PatioThurs1:45-2:00p
Break – Exhibitor & Sponsor Displays
Location: Kon Tiki BallroomThursConcurrent Session 8
2:00-3:30p

Bee Health: Regulatory Updates

Moderator: Allan Hovis, Bayer CropScience


Pesticide Stewardship Programs: Disposal and Containers

Moderator: Pam Hodge, Wilbur-Ellis Company


States and Provinces Respond to Agricultural Plastics Challenge

Moderator: Roger Springman, Agricultural Plastics Consultant

ThursConcurrent Session 9
3:45-5:15pBee Health Industry Stewardship Plans: Effectiveness, Messaging and Assessment

 

Moderator: Ples Spradley, University of Arkansas


Pesticide Disposal Data Base/Clean Sweep Report Work Session

This work session will review and revise data elements for the TPSA pesticide disposal data base proposal under development.

Nancy Fitz, US EPA Office of Pesticide Programs


Work Session: Agricultural Plastics Workgroup: Staying Connected and Moving Ahead

Facilitator: Annie Macmillan, Vermont Agency of AgricultureThurs3:30-3:45pBreak – Exhibitor & Sponsor Displays
Location: Kon Tiki BallroomThurs7:00–10:00pOff Site Event: Enjoy a cruise of the Mission Bay – with refreshments and hors d’oeuvres – aboard the Bahia Belle, a “Turn of the Century” Mississippi-style sternwheeler.


Many Thanks to TPSA 2014 Silver Sponsors
$1,000 – $4,999

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Many Thanks to TPSA 2014 Bronze Sponsors
$500 – $999

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