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8th Annual Pesticide Stewardship Conference
Stewardship Strategies and Tools
Asheville , North Carolina – February 24-27, 2008

The Pesticide Stewardship Alliance promotes networking and cooperation among parties from around the world who work to improve stewardship efforts – increasing effectiveness and efficiency through proper labeling, judicious application, proper handling of empty containers and waste minimization.

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Sun9:30a-3p TPSA Tour: Sustainability at the Biltmore Estate - Open to Members & Guests
Sun3p-8pRegistration Open
Sun4p-6pTPSA Board Meeting - Open to Members & Guests
SunDinner on your own
Sun7-8:30pOpening Reception - Poster & Displays

PDPA Lasermeasurements Wind tunnel experiments
Field drift experiments

Comparison between drift measuring techniques Application of nematodes Optimization of spray equipment Poster_Mohr_Spray_Drift

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Mon6:45-8a Full Breakfast and Roundtables

1) TPSA Future and PESP Strategy

2) Reconciling the Diversity of Drift Language on Labels

3) Engaging Ag Film Product Manufacturers in Life Cycle Stewardship – continued Tuesday at breakfast
Mon7-noon Registration Open
Mon8-8:30a Opening Session and Welcome - Carol Ramsay, TPSA President, Washington State University; Wayne Buhler, North Carolina State University; and Howard Isley, Assistant Commissioner, North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services
Mon8:30-10a Plenary – Stewardship from the Legal Perspective - Bill Ferguson, Bayer CropScience
Mon10-10:15a Break
Mon10:15-11:45a Session I-A

Emerging Markets for Recycling Ag Plastic Films and Rigid Products
Session I-B

Pesticide Spray Drift Mitigation Programs and Perspectives
Mon12-12:45p Luncheon
Mon1-2:30p Session II-A

Integrated Ag Plastics Management: Case Study from Wisconsin-Minnesota
Session II-B

Pesticide Spray Quality & Droplet Sizes for Stewardship and Efficacy
Session II-C

Stewardship Activities in West Africa
Mon2:35-3:00 Submitted Papers ASubmitted Papers B Submitted Papers C
Mon3:00-3:15 Break
Mon3:15-4:45 Session III-A

Needed! An Improved Pesticide Label System for Stewardship
Session III-B

Recordkeeping: Documenting Pesticide Application Stewardship
Session III-C

More Bang for the Buck: Building Disposal Program Sustainability by Adding Services
Mon4:45-6:00p TPSA Member Meeting – All conference attendees welcome!
Mon6-9p Grand Reception and Awards Ceremony - Posters & Displays

Open to Members & Guests

Also: Demonstration of Big Foot Baling Equipment
Tues7-8:15a Breakfast and Roundtables

1) Engaging Ag Film Product Manufacturers in Life Cycle Stewardship - continued

2) Multi-stakeholder Engagement on Pesticide Spray Drift Mitigation

3) Video-based Review of High Hazard Waste Management

4) Development of International Programs
Tues8:30-10a Session IV A

Pesticide Volatility Stewardship Activities
Session IV B

Recycling Plastic Pesticide Containers: Volume Reduction Technologies
Tues10-10:15a Break

Silent Auction: Bidding ends for 3 Items
Tues10:15-11:45a Session V A

Managing Hazardous Wastes Smarter: Using All Tools at Your Disposal
Session V B

Plastic Pesticide Container Recycling Rules & Approaches
Tues12-1:30p Luncheon

Silent Auction Completion through the Luncheon
Tues1:45-3:15p Session VI A

What’s in that Container? Case Studies in Specialty Waste Management
Session VI B

Programs Designed to Reach Applicators and Protect the Public/Environment from Pesticide Misapplications
Tues3:15p Break
Tues3:30-5:00p Session VII A

Stewardship Visions for Dynamic E-Labeling
Session VII B

Pesticide Container Collection Logistics
Tues6-9p North Carolina Style Pig Pickin’ Dinner and Entertainment at the Farm

Open to Members & Guests
Wed7:30-8:45a Continental Breakfast
Wed8:30a-3:30p Workshop: Beyond DOT – Hazardous Waste Shipment in a Multi-Stream World Workshop: Off-Target Movement Modeling: Uses and Limitations
Wed12-1p Lunch

Biltmore Tour: The Biltmore House is a 250-room French Renaissance chateau that remains America ‘s largest privately owned home and 8,000-acre estate which houses the Vanderbilt’s winery.. It was built for George Vanderbilt in the 1890’s. Through a self-guided tour, discover original art from masters such as Renoir, Napoleon’s chess set, a library with 10,000 volumes, a Banquet Hall with a 70-foot ceiling, 65 fireplaces, an indoor pool, bowling alley, and priceless antiques. Among many other attractions, self-guided visits to the mansion and winery which each take about 90 minutes to 2 hours. The self-guided visit of the Winery concludes in the Tasting Room where you can enjoy complimentary wine tasting.

 

A bus will depart from the Renaissance Hotel at 9:30 am on Sunday, February 24 and arrive at the Biltmore Estate by 10:00. We’ll distribute tickets that will allow admission to the home and winery. Lunch from 12 noon to 1:30 pm will be at the Stable Cafe, adjacent to the chateau. We will depart from the Estate by 3:00 pm.

 

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Plenary Address:

Stewardship from the Legal Perspective:
No Good Deed Goes Unpunished?

Bill Ferguson
Vice-President and
Associate General Counsel of Bayer CropScience LP

Session Details and Presentations

Sessions Listed in Sequence

Session I A - 10:15-11:45a

Emerging Markets for Recycling Ag Plastic Films and Rigid Products

Moderator: Lois Levitan, Cornell University
Think Plastics® Produces Baleboard: Franchising the Operation – Chuck Sparks and Lisa Lackenbauer, Think Plastics, New Hamburg , Ontario , Canada

Ag Plastic Recycling – John Schmitz, Agsi Plastic, Savage, MN
Session I B - 10:15-11:45a

Pesticide Spray Drift Mitigation Programs and Perspectives

Moderator: Jack Peterson, Arizona Department of Agriculture
Spray Drift Reduction Technology and Activities Stemming from Pesticide Program Dialogue Committee Workgroup – Jay Ellenberger , US EPA OPP

Australia's Spray Drift Mitigation Measure– Andrew Hewitt, Univ. of Queensland , Australia

Europe’s Application Monitoring and Equipment Verification – Dirk Rautman, Institut für Anwendungstechnik im Pflanzenschutz, Germany

Canada’s Use of Buffers for Risk Mitigation – Ted Kucknicki, Pesticide Management Regulatory Agency , Canada

Drift Mitigation Education Within the Chemical Industry – Mark Ledson, Syngenta
Session II A - 1:00-2:30p

Integrated Ag Plastics Management: Case Study from Wisconsin-Minnesota

Moderator: Roger Springman, Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection
Total Ag Plastics Management: Case Study from Wisconsin-Minnesota

Perspective from the Farm, Dennis Haubenschild, Minnesota Dairy Farmer
State Government: Role of Economic Development Agency – Wayne Gjerde, Minnesota Office of Environmental Assistance
Marketplace – John Schmitz, Agsi Plastic, Savage, MN



The Big Foot Baler – Dennis Sutton, Big Foot Baler
Session II B - 1:00-2:30p

Pesticide Spray Quality & Droplet Sizes for Stewardship and Efficacy

Moderator: Carol Ramsay, Washington State University
Droplet Size Calculators: Generic Models for Application Support and Product-Specific Models For Label Compliance – Andrew Hewitt, University of Queensland

Calibrating for Droplet Size – Robert E. Wolf, Kansas State University

Drop to the Crop: Droplet Sizes Needed for Insect, Fungi, Weed Control and Drift Mitigation? – Dennis Gardisser, University of Arkansas

Educating Applicators about Drift Potential – Steve Pearson, Spraying Systems

Application Tools that Applicators Need –Lonnie Reed, Southern States Cooperative, NC
Session II C - 1:00-2:30p

Stewardship Activities in West Africa

Moderator: Don Mullins, Virginia Tech
Crop Quality Assurance in West Africa (and other emerging nations): Pesticide Safety Education – Pat Hipkins, Virginia Tech

Mali Central Veterinary Laboratory – Safiatou Berte DEM, Environmental Toxicology and Quality Control Laboratory, Central Veterinary Laboratory , Mali

Pesticide Residue Analysis In West Africa : Introducing the Quechers Method – Jean Cobb, Pesticide Residue Laboratory, Department of Biochemistry, Virginia Tech
Session A – Submitted Papers

2:35-3:00p
Activities and Services of EPA’s Environmental Stewardship Branch – Frank Ellis, U.S. EPA, Office of Pesticide Programs, Larry Elworth, Center for Agricultural Partnerships, Jeff Citrin, EnDyna Inc

Oregon Pesticide Stewardship Partnerships: Water Quality Success Story – Kevin Masterson, Agency Toxics Coordinator, Oregon Department of Environmental Quality
Session B – Submitted Papers

2:35-3:00p
Comparison of Drift Potentials Between Air Induction and Conventional Nozzles – Heping Zhu, USDA Agricultural Research Service, Ohio

Outreach and Stewardship Needs for Dry Flowable and Water-Dispersible Granule Formulation Products – Pat Hipkins, Virginia Tech Technology Research Unit
Session C – Submitted Papers

2:35-3:00p
Using Web Sites to Promote Global Product Stewardship, William H Hendrix, III, Michael C. Shaw and John J. Fitt, Jr., Dow AgroSciences

Reaching Consumer Retailers with Stewardshipip – Frank Gaspirini, Responsible Industry for a Sound Environment
Session III A - 3:15-4:45p

Needed! An Improved Pesticide Label System for Stewardship

Moderator: Nancy Fitz, US EPA Office of Pesticide Programs
EPA Activities on Stewardship Label Language Improvements – Jim Roelofs , US EPA OPP AAPCO Discussion of Label Language – Dave Scott, Office of Indiana State Chemist Regulatory and Industry Constraints on Drift Label Language – Aldos Barefoot, DuPont and CropLife America

Applicator Outreach Issues on Complex Label Language – Ples Spradley, University of Arkansas , AAPSE President
Session III B - 3:15-4:45p Recordkeeping: Documenting Pesticide Application Stewardship

Moderator: Jeff Haynes, USDA Agricultural Marketing Service
Benefits of Recordkeeping – Bob Bellinger, Clemson University Issues for Changes to Federal Recordkeeping Requirements – Bonnie Poli, USDA Agricultural Marketing Service How to Educate Applicators on Importance of Keeping “Smart” Items? – Carol Ramsay , Washington State University

What Can TPSA Do To Support Recordkeeping Education and Regulation? Gail Amos, Washington State Department of Agriculture
Session III C - 3:15-4:45p
More Bang for the Buck: Building Disposal Program Sustainability by Adding Services

Moderator: Fred Gabriel, Clean Harbors Environmental Services
Perspectives for Innovative Strategies: Adding Services and Building New Partnerships to Maintain Growth for Hazardous Chemical Collection Programs

Kelby Neal, PSC Industrial Services
Eddie Raynard, Greensboro & Guilford County / HHW Council
Kenn Webb, ECOFLO Environmental Services

Perspectives for Innovative Strategies: Adding Services and Building New Partnerships to Maintain Growth for Hazardous Chemical Collection Programs

Kelby Neal, PSC Industrial Services
Eddie Raynard, Greensboro & Guilford County / HHW Council
Kenn Webb, ECOFLO Environmental Services

Session IV A - 8:30-10:00a Pesticide Volatility Stewardship Activities

Moderator, Jerry Krebs, Tessenderlo Kerley
Metam Sodium Task Force Update - David Sullivan, Sullivan Environmental Consulting, Inc
EPA Perspectives on Pesticide Volatility –Veronique LaCapra, US EPA OPP
Off-Target Activities of Fumigants – Vince Hebert, Washington State University
The Volatile Organic Compounds Initiative - Jim Wells, Environmental Solutions Group

Good Stewardship Measures to Minimize Airborne Exposures to Agricultural Fumigants: Steps Applicators and Growers Can Take to Anticipate Evolving Environmental Regulations - David Sullivan, Sullivan and Associates
Session IV B - 8:30-10:00a Recycling Plastic Pesticide Containers: Volume Reduction Technologies

Moderator: Don Bradley, Murray Equipment
Baling Technologies: Benefits and Limitations – Sergio Firpo, Azure Technologies

Volume Reduction Technologies – Ron Perkins, Ag Container Recycling Council

Open Discussion on Volume Reduction Technologies – Rick Yabroff, United Agri Products
Session V A - 10:15-11:45a Managing Hazardous Wastes Smarter: Using All Tools at Your Disposal.

Moderator: Dan Schweitzer, Care Environmental Services
Successful Hazardous Chemical Collection Programs: Using a Wide Range of Tools, Techniques, and Practices to Maximize Efficiency and Serve New Audiences



Tim Taylor, Effective Environmental Inc.
Cary Hamilton , New Mexico Department of Agriculture
Session V B - 10:15-11:45a Plastic Pesticide Container Recycling Rules and Approaches

Moderator: Steve Pizzitola, Tri-Rinse Inc.
Approaches for Southern States Recycling – Sam Gibson, US Ag Recycling

North Carolina Container Recycling Successes and Challenges – Henry Wade, North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services

Container Recycling – An International Perspective – Cam Deveraux, CropLife Canada

Update on EPA’s Pesticide Container Recycling – Nancy Fitz, US EPA OPP
Session VI A - 1:45-3:15p What’s in that Container? Case Studies in Specialty Waste Management

Moderator: Roger Springman , Wisconsin Dept. of Agriculture
What’s Out There? Approaches for Identification for Packing, Labeling, and Transporting for High Hazard Business and Ag Wastes

Joe Hoffman, Washington State Department of Agriculture
David Lambrecht, Veolia Environmental Services
Session VI B - 1:45-3:15p Programs Designed to Reach Applicators and Protect the Public/Environment from Pesticide Misapplications

Moderator: Vince Hebert, Washington State University
Engaging Growers in Stewardship Actions for Drift Mitigation – Frank Hall and Roger Downer,

Ohio State University
Operation S.A.F.E. and PAASS, Andrew Moore, National Agricultural Aviation Association
Spray Safe Program: A Communication Model from Kern County , CA - Dale Nicol, Syngenta
Fumigant Management Plans – Kurt Volker, Private Consultant

Michigan Drift Management Plans – Brian Rowe, Michigan Department of Agriculture
Session VII A - 3:30-5:00p Stewardship Visions for Dynamic E-Labeling

Moderator: Liza Fleeson, Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services
E-Labeling – What It Is and What It Could Be for Stewardship – Jim Gray, North Dakota Department of Agriculture

Web-labeling/Stewardship Referrals are Here – Bill Hendrix, DowAgroSciences

Web-based Labeling: EPA Assessment of Possibilities – Jim Roelofs, US EPA OPP

Stewardship Vision of E-Labeling for the Ag Industry – Michele Schulz, Syngenta

Open Discussion of Prospect for Stewardship and Web-based Labeling– Carol Ramsay, Washington State University
Session VII B - 3:30-5:00p Pesticide Container Collection Logistics

Moderator: Johnny Berry, Syngenta
Container Recycling Survey of Growers, Commercial Applicators and Dealers – Danna Moore, Social & Economic Sciences Research Center, Washington State University

Challenges Faced When Designing and Developing A Container Recycling Program – Rick Yabroff, United Agri Products

Open Discussion for Collection Logistics– Don Bradley, Murray Equipment
Optional Workshop: Beyond DOT: Hazardous Waste Shipment in a Multi-Stream World Wednesday 8:30-3:30 Moderator: Derrick Bell, North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services Goal: bring attendees current on rules, regulations, and scenarios involved with transporting regulated and non-regulated, mixed materials across state and county lines

Clean Harbors Environmental Services transportation specialist US DOT hazardous waste representative

State of North Carolina highway transportation specialist.
Optional Workshop: Off-Target Movement Modeling: Applications and Limitations Wednesday 8:30-3:30 Moderator: Harold Thistle, USDA Forest Service, West Virginia Goal: Showcase new, current, and revised spray drift models and discuss their unique applications and limitations.

8:30 am Model Presentations

SprayAdvisor ­ Jackie Strager, West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV, USA
Bystander Exposure to Drift from Ground Spraying ­ Clare Butler-Ellis, The Arable Group, Silsoe, UK
Empirical Modeling of Deposition from Ground Spraying, ­ David Nuyttens, Institute for Agricultural and Fisheries Research (ILVO), Merelbeke, Belgium
Swath Offset Modeling & Integrated Avionic Systems ­ Gerry Cormier, Forest Protection Limited, Fredericton, NB, CA
Modeling Emissions and Dispersion of Volatile Pesticides ­ David Sullivan, Sullivan Environmental, Alexandria, VA
Modeling of In-canopy Dispersion of Pheromones Using a Puff Model ­ Tara Strand, Pacific Northwest Laboratories, USDA Forest Service,

10:00 Break
10:15 Model Presentations

Status and Applications of the AGDISP/AgDrift Modeling Systems ­ Harold Thistle, USDA Forest Service, Morgantown, WV, USA
Site specific assessment of spray drift hazard for avocados in New Zealand - John-Paul Praat, Simon Woodward and Rob Connell Lincoln Ventures Ltd., New Zealand
WTDisp and the Use of Wind Tunnels in Estimating Drift from Ground Sprayers Andrew Hewitt, University of Queensland, Gatton, Queensland, AU
Using FLUENT to Model Pheromone Movement in Plant Canopies ­ Steve Edburg, Washington State University, Pullman, WA, USA
The EPA Ground Sprayer Deposition Model ­ Milt Teske, Continuum Dynamics Inc., Ewing, NJ, USA
DriftSim Ground Sprayer Spray Drift Model ­-Heping Zhu, USDA-ARS, Wooster, OH, USA ( Erdal Ozkan, alternate presenter)

11:15 Interactive Session with Models Available to View
12:00 Lunch
1:00 Afternoon Session and Panel
3:30 Adjourn

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