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Papers & Presentations – 2015

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

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15th Annual TPSA Conference
February 10-12, 2015, in Savannah, GA

WELCOME TO SAVANNAH!

Welcome to Savannah and we hope you enjoy the 15th 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 ask you to please take the time to thank each of our sponsors who helped to make this possible.

We extend a warm welcome to all first time attendees and encourage everyone to meet and get to know the other attendees.

We’ve changed the format and are ending early on Wednesday with no reception that night, and varied the lengths of the sessions.  Please let any of the Board members know what you think of these changes.  We have two separate tracks which should allow everyone to find something of interest.  Each track has exceptional topics and speakers so you won’t go wrong exploring other opportunities outside your area of expertise.  This helps us all better understand the scope of what TPSA covers.

Please take the opportunity to explore and enjoy the Spanish Moss draped trees along cobblestone streets, eating and drinking establishments, and the American History that is but a few steps from the hotel.
Enjoy the conference and enjoy the Hilton Savannah Desoto Hotel.  Thank you for attending!

Jack Peterson
TPSA President
Bob Magee
Conference Chair

 

Many Thanks to TPSA 2015 Gold Sponsors
$5,000 or more

ACRC logo image BASF logo image Bayer logo image Dow AgroScience logo image
Dupont Logo Snyder Industries logo image Syngenta logo image

 


 

Fred BedoreKEYNOTE SPEAKER
Wednesday, February 11 – 8:00 a.m. – Cumberland Room
Keynote Address: Reflections on a Career as an Environmental Steward Courtesy of Rachel Carson’s ‘Silent Spring’
Phil Retallick
Senior Vice President, Compliance and Regulatory AffairsClean Harbors Environmental Services, Inc Phillip G. Retallick has 37 years of professional experience in the Environmental Management arena having served in both Government and Industry.  Phil currently serves as Senior Vice President for Compliance and Regulatory Affairs with Clean Harbors Environmental Services, Incorporated, North America’s largest Environmental and Energy Services Company. He joined the Company as part of the Safety-Kleen/CSD Acquisition, in September 2002. He also served as Chief Compliance Officer with the Rollins Environmental Services Company, Laidlaw Environmental Services Company and Safety-Kleen, Inc. Previously, Phil held leadership positions with the United States Environmental Protection Agency and the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control.Phil received a Bachelor of Sciences Degree in Geosciences from the Pennsylvania State University.  He also received a Graduate Certificate in Environmental Management from the University of Southern California.

 


 

2015 TPSA Conference Agenda15th Annual Pesticide Stewardship ConferenceFebruary 10-12, 2015 at the Hilton Savannah Desoto, Savannah, GA
Featuring sessions on Pollinator & Specialty Crop Protection, Precision Ag and Big Data, Personal Protective Equipment, Pesticide Safety, Pesticide Disposal, and Rinsing Pesticide Containers
Tuesday, February 10, 2015
Tues 1:00-5:00pm TPSA Board Meeting (all are welcome) Location: Pulaski Room
Tues 2:00-6:00pm REGISTRATION – IN FOYER
Tues 5:30-7:30pm President’s Reception for Participants and Location: Madison Ballroom Guests
Wednesday, February 11, 2015
WedWed 6:45-7:45am
Plenary Session
8:00-8:55am
Breakfast
“Welcome to Savannah” by TPSA President Jack Peterson Keynote Address: Reflections on a Career as an Environmental Steward Courtesy of Rachel Carson’s ‘Silent Spring’
Phil Retallick, Senior Vice President, Compliance and Regulatory Affairs, Clean Harbors Environmental Services, Inc. Location: Cumberland Room
Wed Session Continues
9:00-9:55am
EPA Retail Sector & RCRA NODA Panel
Drew Lausch, U.S. EPA Office of Resource Conservation and Recovery
Kristin Fitzgerald, U.S. EPA Office of Resource Conservation and Recovery
Phil Retallick, Clean Harbors Environmental Services, Inc.
Robert Gass, Lowe’s Companies, Inc.
Wed 9:00-9:15am Break – Exhibitor and Sponsor Displays
Location: Kon Tiki Ballroom
Wed Concurrent Session 1
10:00-10:55am
Crop-Adapted Spraying Year 2, Doing More with Less
Jason Deveau, Ph.D., Ontario Ministry of Agriculture
Moderator: Carol Somody, Syngenta Crop Protection


Compressed Gas Cylinder Management
Jeffrey Gold, Integrated Environmental Services Inc.

Moderator: Derrick Bell, North Carolina Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services

Wed 11:00 -11:15am Break – Visit Exhibitors Displays
Location: Madison Ballroom
Wed Concurrent Session 2
11:15 -12:15pm
Personal Protection and Equipment

Moderator: Carol Somody, Syngenta Crop Protection


Myth Busters

Moderator: Carli Lofing, Montana Department of Agriculture

Wed 12:15-1:30pm Annual Member Meeting Luncheon
Location: Madison Ballroom
Wed 1:30-1:45pm Return to Concurrent Sessions
Wed Concurrent Session 3
1:45-3:00pm

Moderator: Bob Magee, DuPont Crop Protection


State Program Updates

Moderator: Carli Lofing, Montana Department of Agriculture

Wed 3:00-4:00pm Networking Session with Exhibitors & 15th Anniversary Cake and Ice Cream Celebration
REMEMBER TO HAVE YOUR NETWORKING CARDS SIGNED BY THE
EXHIBITORS TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR THE PRIZE DRAWINGS
AT THE AWARDS LUNCHEON ON THURSDAY!!
Location: Madison Ballroom
Wed 4:00pm ENJOY DOWNTOWN SAVANNAH!!
REST OF THE DAY ON YOUR OWN!
Thursday, February 12, 2015
Thurs 6:45-7:45am Breakfast Location: Madison Ballroom
Thurs Concurrent Session 4
8:00-9:15am
Tool for Personal Protection

Moderator: Allan Hovis, Bayer CropScience


Contracts, Contractors, and Due Diligence: Part 1
Speakers:

Moderator: Joe Hoffman, Washington State Department of Agriculture

Thurs 9:00-9:15a Break – Visit Exhibitors Displays
Location: Madison Ballroom
Thurs Concurrent Session 5
9:30-10:45am
Pollinator and Specialty Crop Protection

Moderator: Carol Black, Washington State University


Contracts, Contractors and Due Diligence: Part 2

Same speakers as previous session

Moderator: Joe Hoffman, Washington State Department of Agriculture

Thurs 10:45-11:00am Break – Visit Exhibitors Displays
Location: Madison Ballroom
Thurs Concurrent Session 6
11:00a-12:15p
“Key Trends In Precision Agriculture and Their Role in Crop Protection and Pesticide Stewardship”Paul Schrimpf, Precision Ag Magazine – Meister Media
Moderator: Carol Black, Washington State University


Q&A Forum / Disposal Recap

Moderator: Derrick Bell, North Carolina Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services

Thurs 12:15-1:45pm Awards Luncheon – Awards & Visit Exhibitors Displays
Location: Madison Ballroom
Thurs Concurrent Session 7
2:00-3:30m
Variable-Rate Technology and Sustainable Ag

Moderator: Allan Hovis, Bayer CropScience


Container Emptying / Rinsing Issues

Moderator: Jack Peterson, Arizona Department of Agricultur

Thurs 3:30 – 3:45 pm Break – Visit Exhibitors Displays
Location: Madison Ballroom
Thurs Concurrent Session 8
3:45-5:15pm
CFATS Applicability to Retail Fertilizer and Pesticide DealersPeter Kroll, P.E., CSP, AECOMModerator: Bob Magee, DuPont Crop Protection


Pesticide Disposal Data Base Work Group Session
Moderator: Nancy Fitz, U.S. EPA Office of Pesticide Programs

Thurs 6:30–9:00pm Evening Reception and Off-Site Event
Savannah Riverfront
6:30 – 9:00
Shuttles depart at 6:00 PM and 6:30 PM
Steamboat departs at 7:00 PM
Networking + Fun!!

 

 


Many Thanks to TPSA 2015 Silver Sponsors
$1,000 – $4,999

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Goat Throat Pumps logo image Interstate AG Plastics logo image MACA logo image
JR Simplot logo image PSC logo image Tanklink logo image TRI Rinse logo image
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Many Thanks to TPSA 2015 Bronze Sponsors
$500 – $999

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