Papers - 2011

2011 TPSA Conference – San Antonio, Texas – photos Photo credit to Don Mullins VTU

Pesticide and Agricultural Plastics Stewardship 11th Annual Conference

WELCOME!

Welcome to San Antonio and the 11th Annual Conference of The Pesticide Stewardship Alliance. It’s great to have so many enthusiastic people from such diverse backgrounds gathered in one place with the same vision. TPSA is proud to facilitate such a gathering and very appreciative of its sponsors, who make this event possible through their generous financial contributions.

Attendees to the conference representing industry, academia, state and federal government are from all over the United States and several foreign countries. We have enjoyed participation from the international community for a number of years now and are excited that this year is no different.

The world-famous River Walk, also known as the “world’s largest hotel lobby,” is one of the top visitor destinations in Texas and is the perfect place for networking, nightlife and entertainment. No trip to San Antonio is complete without a visit to The Alamo, an enduring symbol of courage and freedom recognized worldwide. Located in the heart of downtown, The Alamo is a must see for visitors to the Alamo City.

We hope you enjoy your time in San Antonio. We are pleased with what we feel is a fantastic program put together by some very hard working people within TPSA.

Kevin W. Neal
President TPSA
Fred Gabriel
Board Chairman TPSA




Many Thanks to TPSA’s 2011 Corporate Sponsors!

 

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The Pesticide Stewardship Alliance (TPSA) is a non-profit organization that brings together technical experts, researchers, pesticide applicators, regulators, educators, crop protection industry, hazardous waste industry, agricultural plastic recyclers, environmental and public health constituents, students and others to promote and support improvements in stewardship of pesticides and agricultural plastics in the United States and internationally.



KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

Sunday, February 13 – 4:00 p.m. – Navarro A
Hans Dobson
Senior Scientist, Natural Resources Institute,
University of Greenwich, UK

The Challenges of Pesticide Stewardship in Africa

Hans Dobson is an entomologist, zoologist and agricultural engineer with over 27 years experience working in 34 countries in Africa, Asia and the Middle East. He is currently the principle contractor-manager on a CropLife International project that joins the forces of several governmental and non-governmental agencies dedicated to eliminating obsolete stocks of pesticides in Cameroon, Africa. Hans and John Linton, NRI Commercial Director, are World Bank contractors on an obsolete pesticide disposal project in Ethiopia that is part of the Africa Stockpiles Programme. And Hans is also heading up a WHO effort to find acceptable final dispositions for Long Lasting Insecticide-impregnated Nets (LLINs) used for malaria control throughout tropical regions.



Monday, February 14 – 8:00 a.m. – Navarro A
Leonard Gianessi
Director, Crop Protection Research Institute,
Washington, DC, USA

The Importance of Pesticides for Sustainable Crop Production in the US

Leonard Gianessi has served as director of the Crop Protection Research Institute since January 2004. He has authored several comprehensive reports on the benefits of using herbicides, fungicides and insecticides in U.S. crop production. In addition to being published in a number of peer-reviewed journals, Gianessi has developed a series of popular slide shows (War of the Weeds, Spore Wars, BugBusters) that serve as educational overviews of pest problems. Gianessi’s educational efforts include approximately 40 presentations per year for a wide variety of audiences. Gianessi’s research and outreach activities are financially supported by CropLife America and 17 of its member companies. His international research activities are supported by CropLife International.

Prior to joining the CropLife Foundation, Gianessi was a senior research associate at the National Center for Food and Agricultural Policy (NCAFP), where he led studies of the potential impacts of biotechnology on U.S. and European crop production. His work at NCFAP was partially supported by a grant from the Rockefeller Foundation. Gianessi began his professional career with a 17-year appointment at Resources for the Future (RFF) where he specialized in the development of databases for studies of air and water pollution and pesticide use. His work at RFF was supported by USEPA, USGS, and USDA and led to published articles in numerous conference proceedings and journal articles, including Quarterly Journal of Economics and Land Economics.



PROGRAM DETAILS
TPSA Pesticide and Agricultural Plastics Stewardship Conference – February 13-15, 2011 The Westin Riverwalk Hotel, 420 West Market Street, San Antonio, Texas USA 78205

SUNDAY - FEBRUARY 13, 2011

Sun

1-3:30p

TPSA Board Meeting (all are welcome)    Location: Navarro A

Sun

4-6p

Plenary: The Challenges of Pesticide Stewardship in Africa;   Location: Navarro A

Moderator:  Robert L. Denny II, Arrowchase, Inc., Environmental Project Management and TPSA Board Member

  • Welcome - Kevin Neal,Pesticide Investigator, Office of the Indiana State Chemist,  and President, TPSA
  • Keynote: The Challenges of Pesticide Stewardship in Africa
    Hans Dobson, Senior Scientist, Natural Resources Institute University, Greenwich, UK

Sun

6-8:30p

Opening Reception    Location:  Hidalgo

 
MONDAY - FEBRUARY 14, 2011

Mon

7-7:45a

Breakfast    Location:  Navarro B

Mon

8-9:30a

Plenary:  The Importance of Pesticides for Sustainable Crop Production in the US   Location:  Navarro A

Moderator:  Kevin Neal, Pesticide Investigator, Office of the Indiana State Chemist, and President, TPSA

  • Keynote:  The Importance of Pesticides for Sustainable Crop Production in the US
    Leonard Gianessi, Director, Crop Protection Research Institute

Mon

9:30-9:45a

Break – Exhibitor and Sponsor Displays      Location:  Navarro Foyer

Mon

Concurrent Session 1
9:45-11:15a

1B and 1C.  Current Mini Bulk Pesticide Container Recycling Activities   Location:  Navarro A

Moderator:  Kevin Neal, Pesticide Investigator, Office of the Indiana State Chemist, and President, TPSA

Mon

11:15-11:30a

Break

Mon

11:30a-1p

Awards Lunch & Member Meeting   Location:  Navarro B

Mon

1-1:15p

Break before afternoon sessions

Mon

Concurrent Session 2
1:15-2:45p

2A. Ongoing Trials and Tribulations of Drift Label Language and Its Enforcement       Location: Villa

Moderator: Kevin Neal, Pesticide Investigator, Office of the Indiana State Chemist

2B. Pesticide Container and Rinsate Management:  Panel Discussion   
Moderator:  Ed Cranson, EHS Manager, J.R. Simplot Company


2C.Network with Stakeholders in Agricultural Plastics Production and Stewardship   
Location:  Carranza

Participants are asked to bring a one-page handout that tells (i) your name and company/organization affiliation, (ii) the products or services your company/organization provides, and (iii) the resources and contacts you need to move your plastics stewardship mission to the next level. Participants will have five minutes at the podium to present this information, and are welcome to bring a few PowerPoint slides to illustrate and summarize. This session continues at 8p this evening during the Grand Reception.

Moderators:  Mark Jordan, VP Sales and Marketing, Techmer PM, and James Garthe, Agricultural Engineer, Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering, Pennsylvania State University


Mon

2:45-3p

Break

Mon Concurrent Session 3
3-4:30p

3A. Pesticide Disposal Programs:  Update from the States   Location: Villa

Moderator:  Jeff Rogers, Environmental Program Planner, Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services 

  • Don Gilbert, Environmental Specialist, Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture
  • Derrick Bell, Pesticide Disposal Assistance Program Manager, North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services
  • Danny Siebeneicher, Agricultural Waste Pesticide Collection Program Lead, Texas Commission of Environmental Quality

3B. International Pesticide Container Recycling Activities   Location:  Zapata

Moderator:  Margaret L. Jones, US EPA Region 5, and Co-Chair, TPSA International Committee
  • CropLife International Global Container Management. Where We Are? Where We Are Going? – Cam Davreux, VP, CropLife Canada
  • Pesticide Container Disposal in Peru and Campo Limpio Activities – Alfredo Malarin, Campo Limpio, Peru
  • Pesticide Safety Training in West Africa – Don Mullins and Pat Hipkins, Department of Entomology, Virginia Tech University

3C. The Backstory on Insecticide-Impregnated Netting Used for Vector Control  Location:  Carranza

Material and chemical composition of nets and packaging materials. Life cycle of insecticide-impregnated netting. Quantity used and thrown away. Disposal plans and challenges. Avenues and impediments for better stewardship. Possible exposure points for humans/environment in reverse distribution. Future of resins and other materials used for vector control. Panel coordinated by Robert L. Denny II, Arrowchase, Inc. Environmental Project Management, Vilnius, Lithuania

Moderator: Annie Macmillan, Toxicologist, VT Agency of Agriculture              
  • Presenter - Robert L. Denny II, Arrowchase, Inc. Environmental Project Management, Vilnius, Lithuania
  • Panelist - Hans Dobson, Senior Scientist, Natural Resources Institute, University of Greenwich, UK
  • Panelist - Richard Marberger, USAg Recycling, Waller, TX
  • Panelist - Representative of Clarke Mosquito Control (invited)

Mon

4:30-4:45

Break

Mon

Concurrent Session 4
4:45-6:15p

4C. Product Stewardship of Agricultural Films   Location: Carranza 

What's happening? What’s possible? What’s needed to move forward? Forum with agricultural plastics product manufacturers/distributors.

Moderators: Mark Jordan, VP Sales and Marketing, Techmer PM, and Barry Friesen, General Manager, CleanFARMS™ Inc.

Mon

7-10p

Grand Reception for Participants and Guests   Location: Hidalgo

8p: Continue morning networking session for stakeholders in agricultural plastics production and stewardship, with special focus on plastics-to-oil initiatives (in Carranza)

 
TUESDAY - FEBRUARY 15, 2011

Tues

7-8:15a

Breakfast    Location: Navarro B

Tues

7:15-8:15a

Breakfast Roundtables   Location: Navarro B

TPSA Communications Committee Meeting
Facilitated by Nancy Fitz, US EPA Office of Pesticide Programs, and Chair, TPSA Communications Committee

International Participation in TPSA
Facilitated by Don Mullins, Department of Entomology, Virginia Tech University and Margaret Jones, US EPA Region 5

Tues

Concurrent Session 5
8:30-10a

5A. Writing and Adopting a State Certification Manual and Exam for the Stewardship of Soil Fumigants    Location:  Villa

Moderator:  Jerry Krebs, NovaSource Tessenderlo Group 

  • Carol Ramsay, (additional info) National Association of State Departments of Agriculture Research Foundation (by phone)
  • Jack Peterson, Arizona Department of Agriculture
  • Ples Spradley, University of Arkansas

5B. Disposing of Pesticides Collected in State-Sponsored Programs    Location:  Zapata

Moderator:  Cary Hamilton, Program Manager, New Mexico Department of Agriculture

  • Fred Gabriel, Household Hazardous Waste Sales Specialist, Clean Harbors Environmental Services
  • John Rhyne, Southern Regional Sales Representative, EQ-The Environmental Quality Company

5C. Completing the Circle: Promoting Purchase of Products Made from Recycled Agricultural PlasticsLocation:  Carranza

Working session to advance a TPSA initiative to identify, brand and promote products made from recycled agricultural plastics. Issues: Is a "TPSA Approved" ecolabel a good idea?  What does it mean to be a "third-party certifier"?  What criteria must products meet to receive the label?  Who decides, and by what process?  How will these products and the "TPSA Approved" ecolabel be publicized and gain traction?

  • Facilitated by Lois Levitan, Program Leader, Recycling Agricultural Plastics Project, Cornell University

Tues

10-10:15a

Break

Tues

Concurrent Session 6
10:15-11:45a

6A. Soil Fumigants Label Language and Enforcement on Stewardship Issues
Location:  Villa

Moderator: Jerry Krebs, TKI

  • Andrea Mojica, Pesticide Registration Division, Risk Management, US EPA
  • Jack Peterson, Arizona Dept. of Agriculture

6B. Transporting and Manifesting Pesticides in State-Sponsored Collection Programs
Location:  Zapata

Moderator: Dan Schweitzer, Agriculture Program Manager, MXI Environmental Services

  • Michael Roberts, Transportation Specialist, US Department of Transportation, Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration
  • Nancy Fitz, Chemical Engineer, US EPA Office of Pesticide Programs
  • Joel Anderson, Waste Section Manager, Texas Commission on Environmental Quality

6C. Cement Kiln Fuel: Potential, Reality and Constraints of Agricultural Plastic Film as a Fuel Alternative to CoalEmerging Technologies for Destruction of Obsolete Pesticides and Residues
Location:  Carranza
Reports from Southeast US, Central America and Africa. What’s happening now? What’s the potential? What are the problems and constraints? What do we know/not know about emissions and regulations?

Moderators: Keith Williamson, VP and General Manager, Guardian Agricultural Plastics, and Eugene B. Jones, CEO, Southern Waste Information Exchange (SWIX)

Tues

11:45-noon

Break

Tues

Noon-1p

Lunch    Location:  Navarro B

Tues

1-1:15p

Break

Tues

Concurrent Session 7
1:15-2:45p

7A. Off-target Modeling of Soil Fumigants to Prevent Human Exposure    Location:  Villa

Moderator: Jack Peterson, Associate Director, Environmental Services Division, Arizona Department of Agriculture 

  • David Sullivan, Sullivan and Associates
  • Jeff Dawson, US EPA Office of Pesticide Programs

7B. Complying with the New Repackaging Requirements:  Panel Discussion    Location: Zapata

Moderator: Nancy Fitz, Chemical Engineer, US EPA Office of Pesticide Programs

  • Common Practices for Refillable Container Management - Scott Birchfield, Emergency Response/Environmental Stewardship Manager, Syngenta Crop Protection, LLC
  • Update – Actions Taken Toward Rule Compliance - J.D. Fish, Application Technology Manager, Bayer CropScience
  • Repackaging Information Update from Monsanto - Steve Adams, Chemical Regulatory Affairs Manager, Monsanto
  • Repackaging Information Update from Helena - David Wieties, Safety, Health and Environmental Engineering Manager, Helena Chemical Company
  • Challenges that Distributors Face in Complying with the Container Regulations - Pam Hodge, SSRE Manager, Wilbur-Ellis

7C. Getting Agricultural Plastics to the Marketplace: In-Field and In-Plant Equipment Options and Processes
Location:  Carranza 

Moderator: Roger Springman, Agricultural Plastics Management Consulting

Tues

2:45-3p

Break

Tues

Concurrent Session 8
3-4:30p

8A. Enzyme Based Pesticide Remediation Technology
Technology Location: Villa

Moderator: Robert L. Denny II, Arrowchase, Inc. Environmental Project Management


8B. Complying with the New Refillable Container Requirements
Location:  Zapata

Moderator: Allan Hovis, Manager, Stewardship/Technical Issues, Bayer CropScience

  • Updates on the Pesticide Container and Containment Regulations - Nancy Fitz, Chemical Engineer, US EPA Office of Pesticide Programs
  • What a Refillable Container Owner Needs to Know about Periodic Pressure Testing to be Compliant with the EPA 2011 Rule – How to, How Often, and Exceptions - Bill Anderson, Sales – chemical group, Farm Chem
  • Container Identification Systems - Rod Conner, CEO/President, Ag Gateway Corporation
  • Tracking and Managing Mini Bulk Containers at the Ag Supplier - Clyde Martin, President, AgWorks Inc.

8C. What’s Next for TPSA's Agricultural Plastics Stakeholder Group?   Roundtable
Location:  Carranza

Tues

7p onwards

Off-site Event at La Magarita Restaurant and Oyster Bar, 120 Produce Row in Historic Market Square.




PROGRAM OVERVIEW TPSA Pesticide and Ag Plastics Stewardship Conference – February 13-15, 2011

The Westin Riverwalk Hotel, 420 West Market Street, San Antonio, Texas USA 78205 (Color scheme refers to meeting rooms)

Location of Concurrent Sessions –Ballroom Level: A: Villa B: Zapata C: Carranza
SUNDAY - FEBRUARY 13, 2011
1-3:30p TPSA Board Meeting (all are welcome) Location: Navarro A
4-6p Plenary #1 Location: Navarro A TPSA President’s Welcome: Kevin Neal, Office of the Indiana State Chemist Keynote: The Challenges of Pesticide Stewardship in Africa Hans Dobson, Principle Scientist, Natural Resources Institute University of Greenwich, UK
6-8:30p Opening Reception Location: Hidalgo
MONDAY - FEBRUARY 14, 2011
7-7:45a Breakfast & Roundtable Roundtable: TBD Location: Navarro B
8-9:30a Plenary #2 Location: Navarro A Keynote: The Importance of Pesticides for Sustainable Crop Production in the US Leonard Gianessi, Director, Crop Protection Research Institute
9:30-9:45a Break - Exhibitor & Sponsor Displays Location: Navarro Foyer
9:4511:15a Concurrent Session #1
Current Mini Bulk Pesticide Container Recycling Activities Current Mini Bulk Pesticide Container Recycling Activities
11:15a Break
11:30a-1p Awards Lunch & Member Meeting Location: Navarro B
1-1:15p Break
1:15-2:45p Concurrent Session #2 On Going Trials and Tribulations of Drift Label Language and It’s Enforcement Pesticide Container & Rinsate Management: Panel Discussion Network with Stakeholders in Agricultural Plastics Production and Stewardship
2:45-3p Break Location: Navarro Foyer page 1
3-4:30p Concurrent Session #3 Location of Concurrent Sessions Pesticide Disposal Programs: Update from the States Villa International Pesticide Container Recycling Activities Zapata The Backstory on Insecticide-Impregnated Netting Used for Mosquito Control Carranza
4:30-4:45p Break Location: Navarro Foyer
4:45-6:15p Concurrent Session #4

Product Stewardship of Agricultural Films
7-10p Grand Reception for Participants and Guests Location: Hidalgo

TUESDAY - FEBRUARY 15, 2011
7-8:15a 7:15-8:15a Breakfast Roundtable Roundtable: TPSA Communication Committee Meeting Roundtable: International Participation in TPSA Location: Navarro B
8:30-10a Concurrent Session #5 Writing and Adopting a State Certification Manual and Exam for the Stewardship of Soil Fumigants Disposing of Pesticides Collected in State-sponsored Programs Completing the Circle: Promoting Purchase of Products Made from Recycled Agricultural Plastics
10-10:15a Break
10:1511:45a Concurrent Session #6 Soil Fumigants Label Language and Enforcement on Stewardship Issues Transporting & Manifesting Pesticides in State-sponsored Collection Programs Cement Kiln Fuel: Potential, Reality and Constraints of Agricultural Plastic Film as a Fuel Alternative to Coal
11:45-noon Break
noon-1p Lunch Location: Navarro B
1:15-2:45p Concurrent Session #7 Off-target Modeling of Soil Fumigants to Prevent Human Exposure Complying with the New Repackaging Requirements: Panel Discussion Getting Agricultural Plastics to the Marketplace: In-Field and In-Plant Equipment Options and Processes
2:45-3p Break
3-4:30p Concurrent Session #8 Enzyme Based Pesticide Remediation Technology Complying with the New Refillable Container Requirements What’s Next for TPSA's Agricultural Plastics Stakeholder Group
7p onward Off-site event at La Magarita Restaurant & Oyster Bar, 120 Produce Row in historic Market Square.  

Many Thanks to TPSA’s 2011 Conference Sponsors!
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