Akademie Fresenius is currently sending out invites to their 21st International AGRO Conference “Behaviour of Pesticides in Air, Soil and Water” in Mainz/Germany on 25 and 26 June. This conference is specially designed for all those responsible for environmental behaviour, exposure and risk assessment, registration and regulatory affairs as well as monitoring and modelling. At this international event, experts from Europe and Canada will be discussing the latest requirements, strategies and procedures for assessing, authorising and monitoring plant protection products. At this two-day conference, representatives from the European Commission and the national authorities in Norway, Great Britain, Denmark, Poland and the Netherlands will be providing insights into initiatives now in place and those down the road and looking at existing pesticide programmes.
One representative from the European Commission will be reporting on where the revamping of the plant protection authorisation process currently stands and on Plant Protection Regulation (EC) No 1107/2009. In addition, representatives from the SETAC (Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry) working groups will also be reporting on strategies for derivation of drift profiles and the European regulatory network on pesticide groundwater monitoring (SETAC DRAW and the Environmental Monitoring Advisory Group on Pesticides SETAC EMAG-Pest). This conference will also be taking a look at the latest activities in the field of environmental behaviour and exposure assessment in the agricultural sectors in Canada and Latin America.
- Paulien Adriaanse, Wageningen UR
- Sabine Beulke, Enviresearch
- Colin Brown, University of York
- James Hingston, British Chemicals Regulation Division (CRD)
- Bernhard Jene, BASF
- Dennis Kalf, Dutch Ministry for Infrastructure and the Environment
- Igor Kondzielski, Institute of Environmental Protection – Polish National Research Institute
- Christopher Leake, Bayer Crop Science Division
- Tim MacDonald, Health Canada
- Karin Nienstedt, European Commission
- Cathrine Skaar Hoel, Norwegian Food Safety Authority (Mattilsynet)
- Michael Stemmer, Austrian Agency for Health and Food Safety (AGES)
- Aaldrik Tiktak, Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency (PBL)
- Wiebke Tüting, German Federal Office of Consumer Protection and Food Safety (BVL)
- Harry Vereecken, Forschungszentrum Jülich
- Marc Voltz, French National Institute for Agricultural Research (INRA)
Full programme details will be available here shortly!
Dates: 25 and 26 June 2019