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18th International AGRO Conference “Behaviour of Pesticides in Air, Soil and Water” by Akademie Fresenius from 20 to 21 June 2016 in Mainz/Germany

Behaviour of Pesticides in Air, Soil and Water

Experts all over the world expedite the research on the environmental effects of pesticides. The Akademie Fresenius will gather again some of the most important international representatives of the field at their AGRO Conference “Behaviour of Pesticides in Air, Soil and Water” which takes place from 20 to 21 June 2016 in Mainz (near Frankfurt)/Germany. This year, scientists from other European countries such as France, Austria, Norway, Sweden and the Netherlands as well as from Brazil will participate. Likewise expected in Mainz: representatives of EFSA and the European Commission.

Scheduled presentations in the topic area of “Regulatory issues” comprise news by EFSA regarding EU guidance and the research on PECs in soil as well as information about current harmonisation activities in the Northern, Central and Southern zone. The adjoining topic area “Environmental fate” deals among other things with pesticide sorption, leaching and degradation, with the new OECD TFD guidance document and the pesticide uptake of plants. The third area of the conference focuses on the topics “Exposure, risk assessment and risk mitigation”. The programme for the area includes presentations regarding aquatic risk assessment and environmental exposure assessment in Brazil, the issue of spray drift, the Greenhouse Emission Model and risk mitigation measures for non-relevant metabolites in drinking water.


  • Nicole Baran, French Geological Survey (BRGM)
  • Jos Boesten, Alterra/Wageningen University
  • Arnaud Boivin, French Agency for Food, Environmental and Occupational Health and Safety (ANSES)
  • Colin Brown, University of York
  • Andrew Chapple, Bayer CropScience
  • Joachim Dayteg, Austrian Agency for Health and Food Safety (AGES)
  • Lai Gui, Health Canada
  • Nick Jarvis, SLU Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences
  • Bernhard Jene, BASF
  • Dennis Kalf, Dutch Ministry for Infrastructure and the Environment
  • Christopher Leake, Bayer CropScience
  • Paulien Mulder, Norwegian Food Safety Authority (Mattilsynet)
  • Wolfgang Reinert, European Commission
  • Dieter Schäfer, Bayer CropScience
  • Andrea Schnepf, Forschungszentrum Jülich
  • Carola Schriever, BASF
  • Rômulo Penna Scorza Júnior, Embrapa (Brazilian Agricultural Research Corporation)
  • Michael Stemmer, AGES and EFSA PPR Panel
  • Wiebke Tüting, Federal Office of Consumer Protection and Food Safety (BVL)
  • Harry Vereecken, Forschungszentrum Jülich
  • Louise Wipfler, Alterra/Wageningen University


The conference programme can be found here!

Date: 20 to 21 June 2016

Location: Mainz/Germany

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Die Akademie Fresenius GmbH

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44379 Dortmund

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