Behaviour of Pesticides in Air, Soil and Water

For many years now, this conference has been a major event in the plant protection industry. Listen to the various viewpoints represented by the authorities, the industry, and the research sector. This event is of interest to anyone involved in the assessment of pesticides in air, soil and water.

06.06. — 07.06.2024
Dorint Hotel Düren
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Overview

Plant protection products (PPP) are strictly regulated within the European Union. The risk management and environmental assessment of PPPs, essential to produce compliant products, poses challenges across the entire plant protection industry.

The conference brings together representatives from regulatory and industry backgrounds, as well as political decision-makers to discuss the latest regulatory developments. It keeps track of scientific progress, advances in environmental fate and exposure as well as recent developments in risk assessment and risk mitigation.

Newcomers to the topic of environmental behaviour of pesticides benefit from this exchange just as much as experienced e-fate managers.

Early Bird Bookings: 10% discount valid until 8 April 2024 with discount code: AGRO10

Highlights of the conference

Regulatory issues

  • Regulation (EC) No 1107/2009 update
  • View from the Northern zone
  • Harmonisation in the Central zone and interzonal developments
  • Feedback on risk assessment in the Southern zone
  • EFSA/ECHA Guidance document on the impact of water treatment processes on residues of active substances or their metabolites in water abstracted for the production of drinking water
  • Update on new hazard classes: PMT/vPvM (persistent, mobile and toxic and very persistent and very mobile) substances
  • Update on the GB pesticide regulatory regime

Environmental fate

  • Comparison of monitoring of pesticides in small stream in Europe and what is means for the authorisation
  • Soil monitoring of pesticides and putting findings into context

Exposure, risk assessment and risk mitigation

  • Status of the OECD efforts in drafting the guidelines on the PUF experiments
  • Update on SDLM (Spatially Distributed Leaching Modelling) – focus on the use in regulation
  • Considering precision agriculture in regulatory exposure assessments of pesticides – update on the European Precision Application Task Force (EUPAF)
  • NTAs – linking e-fate effects with exposure
  • Update on key steps for risk assessment of Non-Target Terrestrial Organisms (NTTO) linking exposure and effects

Excursion to FZJ

A special highlight will be an excursion to the Forschungszentrum Jülich, where you have the chance to learn about state-of-the-art digital technologies for sustainable crop production.

Programme IBG-2

  • Digital Phenotyping
  • KI in analysis of phenotypic data
  • agriPV
  • agroRobotics

Programme IBG-3

  • AgraSim – the soil-plant time machine
  • Drones in agrosphere research
  • Cosmic Ray technology
  • The water monitor – public online tool access for everyone

Who should attend this conference?

Professionals working in the fields of:

  • Environmental behaviour
  • Field inspection
  • Research & development
  • Legal & regulatory affairs
  • Registration
  • Ecotoxicology
  • Exposure & risk assessment
  • Monitoring & computer modelling

Sectors that should take part:

  • Agrochemical industry
  • Research institutes from the area of agriculture, soil, hydrology and air
  • Authorities (agricultural inspection offices, registration and control authorities)
  • Water supply enterprises
  • Professional associations

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Programme

Thursday, 6 June 2024


Morning Session | 08:45 – 12:40 CEST
08:15
Registration and coffee
08:45
Welcoming speech by the organisers and the Chairs

Dieter Schäfer, Bayer Crop Science Division, Germany
Harry Vereecken, Forschungszentrum Jülich, Germany

Regulatory issues
09:00
(EC) No 1107/2009 – update and ongoing activities
  • EU Regulatory updates
  • Developments on guidance
  • Other topics and ongoing projects

Mónica García Aguilar, European Commission, Belgium (virtual presentation)

09:30
Harmonisation in the Central zone and interzonal developments

Joachim Dayteg, Austrian Agency for Health and Food Safety (AGES), Austria

10:00
Update on the GB Pesticides Regime

Lily Summerton, HSE Chemicals Regulation Division (CRD), UK (confirmed)

10:30
Coffee break
11:00
Update from EFSA
  • ECHA/EFSA guidance on drinking water treatment processes and identification of disinfection by-products and subsequent risk assessment
  • Further upcoming activities

Chris Lythgo, European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), Italy (virtual presentation)

11:40
The 2024 update of the SETAC working group on Spatially Distributed Leaching Models (SDLM)
  • Progress report, spatial data incorporated in the system and technology
  • First results and consequences for the FOCUS tiered approach

Aaldrik Tiktak, PBL Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency, The Netherlands

12:10
Update on new hazard classes: PMT/vPvM (persistent, mobile and toxic and very persistent and very mobile) substances

Bernhard Jene, BASF, Germany

12:40
Lunch break


Afternoon Session | 13:40 – 18:00 CEST
13:40
Northern zone update 2024
  • News from the Northern zone
  • Topics currently under discussion by Member States

Nadja Stadlinger, Swedish Chemicals Agency (KEMI), Sweden (virtual presentation)

Risk mitigation
14:10
Considering precision agriculture in regulatory exposure assessments of pesticides – update on the European Precision Application Task Force (EUPAF)

Anne Alix, Corteva Agriscience, UK

14:40
Effectiveness of pesticide mitigation practices

Rafael Muñoz-Carpena, University of Florida, USA (virtual presentation)

15:10
Coffee break
15:50
Departure for the visit to Forschungszentrum Jülich (bus transfer)

Learn about state-of-the-art digital technologies for sustainable crop protection!

16:10
Arrival at Forschungszentrum Jülich and start of the programme at the Institutes

Institute IBG-2 Plant Science

  • Digital Phenotyping
  • KI in analysis of phenotypic data
  • agriPV
  • agroRobotics

Institute IGB-3 Agrosphere
  • AgraSim – the soil-plant time machine
  • Drones in agrosphere research
  • Cosmic Ray technology
  • The water monitor – public online tool access for everyone

Harry Vereecken, Forschungszentrum Jülich, Germany

18:00
End of the programme at the institutes and the first conference day

Bus transfer back to the conference hotel and Dinner



Friday, 7 June 2024


Morning Session | 08:20 – 12:30 CEST
08:20
Short address by the Chairs

Dieter Schäfer, Bayer Crop Science Division, Germany
Harry Vereecken, Forschungszentrum Jülich, Germany

08:30
Feedback from the Southern zone

Representative from the Southern zone (invited)

Environmental fate
09:00
Comparison of monitoring of pesticides in small stream in Europe and what it means for the authorisation

Marion Junghans, Swiss Centre for Applied Ecotoxicology, Switzerland

09:30
Soil monitoring of pesticides and putting findings into context

Vera Felix da Graca Silva, Wageningen University & Research (WUR), The Netherlands

10:00
Coffee break
10:30
Status of the OECD project “New Test Guideline to determine the uptake of chemicals by plant roots“
  • Study design and efforts in drafting the guidelines on the PUF experiments
  • Outcome from the OECD discussions

Marc Lamshöft, Bayer Crop Science Division, Germany

Exposure, risk assessment and risk management
11:00
Mandatory use of drift-reducing technology – benefits for plant protection management

Gertje Czub, German Federal Office of Consumer Protection and Food Safety (BVL), Germany

11:30
Linking exposure and effects for off-crop non-target terrestrial organisms: Drifting into realism
  • Drift interactions with vegetation/non-target organisms (NTOs) in the off-crop as a key element of improving the risk assessment
  • Analysis, experiments, ideas and projects to support a meaningful link between exposure and effects for the non-target organism drift risk assessment

Rena Isemer, Bayer Crop Science Division, Germany

12:00
Some key elements for the environmental risk assessment (ERA) of non-target terrestrial organisms (NTTOs)
  • Definition of exposure areas with potentially different specific protection goals
  • Exposure routes and relevant exposure quantities
  • Update on the AENEAS project on non-target arthropods
  • Building blocks for EU environmental scenarios, for ERA of non-target organisms (EESE project)

Paulien Adriaanse, Wageningen University & Research (WUR), The Netherlands

12:30
Lunch and end of the conference

Speakers

Name

Company

Adriaanse

Paulien Adriaanse

Wageningen University & Research (WUR), The Netherlands

Paulien Adriaanse is a Senior Scientist at Wageningen University & Research. She works on environmental fate and exposure modelling of pesticides in the area of surface waters, as well as on how to link exposure in the field to ecotoxicological effects observed in (e.g. laboratory) experiments with imposed exposure regimes. She has been a member of the EFSA Panel on Plant Protection Products and their Residues (PPR) since 2015. From September 2019 up to May 2023 she has been a member of the EFSA WG on the Revision of the EFSA Guidance on the risk assessment for bees, and from May 2022 up to May 2023 of the EFSA WG on the Statement of the PPR Panel on design and conduct of groundwater monitoring studies.

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Alix

Anne Alix

Corteva Agriscience, UK

Anne Alix joined Dow AgroSciences, now Corteva Agriscience, in 2011, as distinguished laureate in Policy and Risk Management for Europe, Middle East and Africa, where she advises on Sustainability policies and precision applications. She has been working in the area of plant protection products risk assessment for 23 years. After a PhD in Integrated Pest Management (IPM) at the University of Rennes, Anne joined the French National Institute for Research in Agronomy (INRA) as an ecotoxicologist in the scientific unit for the risk assessment of crop protection products. Anne was nominated head of the Environment and Ecotoxicology risk assessment unit at the French Agency on the safety of Food (AFSSA, now ANSES), where she initiated scientific collaborations with the pesticide unit of EFSA. Anne then joined the French Ministry of Agriculture as the deputy head of the Section for Regulation of Plant Protection Products and fertilizers, in charge of the implementation of risk mitigation measures for pesticides and of post registration monitoring.

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Gertje Czub

German Federal Office of Consumer Protection and Food Safety (BVL), Germany

Dayteg

Joachim Dayteg

Austrian Agency for Health and Food Safety (AGES), Austria

Joachim Dayteg joined the Institute for Plant Protection Products of AGES Vienna in 2008 as an Environmental Fate and Behaviour Risk Assessor. He is the initiator of the harmonisation efforts in fate and behaviour in the Central zone.

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Vera Felix da Graca Silva

Wageningen University & Research (WUR), The Netherlands

García Aguilar

Mónica García Aguilar

European Commission, Belgium

Mónica García Aguilar is a Policy Officer at the Directorate General for Health and Food Safety (DG SANTE) of the European Commission. She is responsible for amending the EU Regulation concerning the labelling on plant protection products, developing a guidance on risk mitigation measures and handling of the decision-making procedure for chemical and micro-organisms active substances. She is also coordinating a group of technical experts from Member States and EFSA that provide scientific and regulatory guidance on environmental topics. Before that, she worked as researcher in a Horizon 2020 project on the uptake of innovative spraying equipment in Europe. She also worked in the Stockholm Environmental Institute contributing to research projects on water and waste management governance in Colombia and Bolivia. She holds a Double Degree Master Programme in Environmental Sciences in Europe from the University of Copenhagen and the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences.

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Isemer

Rena Isemer

Bayer Crop Science Division, Germany

Rena Isemer is an Ecotoxicology Expert specialising in non-target plants at Bayer Crop Science Division in Monheim, Germany. A molecular biologist by training, Rena has previously worked as research associate at the University of Kiel.

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Jene

Bernhard Jene

BASF, Germany

Bernhard Jene is an Environmental Scientist at BASF in Limburgerhof with a PhD in soil physics. He has more than 20 years of experience in the area of environmental fate and exposure modelling of pesticides.

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Marion Junghans

Swiss Centre for Applied Ecotoxicology, Switzerland

Marion Junghans is the Team Leader Risk Assessment at the Swiss Centre Ecotox. Her areas of expertise include the risk assessment for micropollutants in water, the prediction of mixture toxicity and OECD test methods in the fields of aquatic ecotoxicology, biological degradability and environmental behaviour, as well as risk communication.

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Lamshöft

Marc Lamshöft

Bayer Crop Science Division, Germany

Marc Lamshöft has a professional background in chemistry and 20 years of experience as Laboratory Head and Metabolism & Kinetics Expert. He joined Bayer Crop Science Division in 2014 and is currently Head of Laboratory at Bayer Crop Science Division.

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Lythgo

Chris Lythgo

European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), Italy

Chris Lythgo has a background in agricultural chemistry, soil science and microbial biotransformations. He is working at EFSA, in the PLANTS Unit assessing the environmental exposure consequent from the intended uses of plant protection products and since 2005 he has been a Team Leader of one of the risk assessment teams involved in the Pesticides Peer Review activities of EFSA. He is involved in the peer review of the Draft Assessment Reports prepared by the Competent Authorities of the EU Member States. Chris has worked in the field of regulatory risk assessment of pesticides for over 28 years.

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Muñoz-Carpena

Rafael Muñoz-Carpena

University of Florida, USA

Schäfer

Dieter Schäfer

Bayer Crop Science Division, Germany

Dieter Schäfer has a professional background in environmental sciences and 25 years of experience in the environmental fate and exposure assessment of pesticides. He was the Head of the E-fate Expert Group and the Environmental Exposure Modelling Team at Bayer Crop Science Division in Monheim/Germany and is currently the Head of Environmental Exposure leading a team of experimental, modelling and assessment experts.

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Stadlinger

Nadja Stadlinger

Swedish Chemicals Agency (KEMI), Sweden

Nadja Stadlinger is an Ecotoxicologist and joined the Swedish Chemicals Agency (KEMI) in Sundbyberg, Sweden, in 2021. Since then she has been working at the unit of environmental assessment with pesticide fate evaluations. She has a previous background as a researcher at Stockholm University.

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Lily Summerton

Health and Safety Executive, Chemicals Regulation Division (CRD), UK

Tiktak

Aaldrik Tiktak

PBL Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency, The Netherlands

Aaldrik Tiktak is a Senior Researcher Soil and Water at the PBL Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency in The Hague. He is involved in policy evaluation and environmental risk assessment of pesticides and is one of the chief developers of the PEARL model. He has been a member of the EFSA Panel on Plant Protection Products and their Residues (PPR) since 2012. From May 2022 up to May 2023 he was chair of the EFSA working group on the Statement of the PPR Panel on design and conduct of groundwater monitoring studies. He is also co-chair of the SETAC working group on Spatially Distributed Leaching Models (SDLM).

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Vereecken

Harry Vereecken

Forschungszentrum Jülich, Germany

Harry Vereecken is a Professor and the Director of the Institute Agrosphere within the Department of Bio- and Geosciences at the Forschungszentrum Jülich.

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Venue

Dorint Hotel Düren
Moltkestraße 35
52351 Düren
Phone : +49 2421 4402-0
Email: info.dueren@dorint.com
https://hotel-dueren.dorint.com/

From Cologne-Bonn Airport, you can reach the Dorint Hotel in Düren in less than one hour by direct train connection. There is also a direct train connection from Dusseldorf airport that takes just a little more than one hour. The hotel is located within walking distance from the train station in Düren.


We have reserved a limited number of rooms for our participants at reduced rates at the hotel. These rooms can be booked up to 4 weeks prior to the start of the event. Please book early and directly through the hotel quoting „Akademie Fresenius“ as reference.

Prices & Services

Participation Fee: € 1,995.00 plus VAT.

The registration fee includes the following benefits:

  • Event participation
  • Event documentation
  • Lunch
  • Coffee breaks and event beverages
  • The evening event on the first day
  • Certificate of attendance

Representatives of an authority or a public university are therefore eligible for a reduced fee of € 895.00 plus VAT per person (please provide evidence). The reduced fee cannot be combined with other rebates.

Group Reductions
For joint bookings received from one company we grant a 15% discount from the third participant onwards.

Terms of Cancellation / Book without Risk
Written cancellations or transfers will be accepted free of charge up to four weeks prior to the start of the event. After this date and up to a week prior to the start of the event we will reimburse 50% of the registration fee. We cannot, unfortunately, provide refunds for later cancellations. However, in this case we will provide you with the event documentation after the event.
Please note that you can name a substitute free of charge at any time.

Event Documentation

Would you have liked to attend this event, but cannot spare the time?

For the price of 295,00 € plus VAT you can order a complete set of event documentation. A few days after the event you will receive the access data for the restricted download section of our Website. There you will find all presentations (subject to the approval of our speakers) as pdf-files.

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Sabine Mummenbrauer

Your Contact

Sabine Mummenbrauer
Programme and conceptual design

+49 231 75896-82
smummenbrauer@akademie-fresenius.de

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Your Contact

Sabine Mummenbrauer
Programme and conceptual design

+49 231 75896-82
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Organisation and participant management

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Danielle Sörries

Your Contact

Dr. Danielle Sörries
Organisation and participant management

+49 231 75896-74
dsoerries@akademie-fresenius.de

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You can personally present your products and services directly to your specified target group. We are happy to provide you with further information on our range of available options – from displaying company information at the reception counter to presenting your company with an exhibition stand.

We would be pleased to assist you personally:

Monika Stratmann

Monika Stratmann
Phone: +49 231 75896-48
info@akademie-fresenius.de

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