19th International Fresenius AGRO Conference "Behaviour of Pesticides in Air, Soil and Water"

19 Jun - 20 Jun 2017, Atrium Hotel Mainz/Germany

19th International Fresenius AGRO Conference "Behaviour of Pesticides in Air, Soil and Water"

Overview Programme Speakers Venue Prices & Services

Overview

Highlights

Regulatory issues

  • Regulation (EC) No 1107/2009 update
  • EFSA update on developments in the fate area
  • View from Austria on zonal and interzonal developments
  • Feedback from France on Article 43 product renewal implementation in the Southern zone
  • Member State experiences with the Annex I Renewal process at active substance level

Environmental fate

  • Revision of the draft guidance on aged sorption
  • Root uptake of chemicals in regulatory environmental fate modelling

Exposure, risk assessment and mitigation

  • Dutch surface water scenario for spraying in fruit crops
  • Pesticide exposure for aquatic risk assessment in Brazil – Update of latest developments
  • Landscape-based environmental risk assessment – Reporting on the EFSA workshop
  • German risk management strategies for potentially volatile active substances
  • Update on spray drift – Risk management and mitigation toolbox
  • Update on the TOPPS Water Protection Project – Best management practices for drainage and leaching

Who do you meet?

Groups that should take part:

Managing directors, boards of directors, members of supervisory boards, managers and scientists in the field 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

Programme

Get-Together on Sunday, 18 June 2017

Will you arrive on Sunday? Come to the hotel bar at 8 p.m. and meet other participants and speakers in a relaxed atmosphere.

Monday, 19 June 2017

9.00 Registration and coffee

9.30 Welcome address by Akademie Fresenius and the Chair

Christopher Leake, Bayer Crop Science Division, Germany

Regulatory issues

9.40 EFSA update on the developments on EU guidance in the fate and ecotox area

Member of the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), Italy

10.00 Update from the EFSA working group “PEC in soil”

Michael Stemmer, Austrian Agency for Health and Food Safety (AGES), Austria, on behalf of EFSA

10.20 Panel discussion

10.50 Coffee break

11.20 Update on the Working Document on harmonisation in the fate section in the Central zone and view from Austria on zonal and interzonal developments

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

11.40 Article 43 product renewal implementation in the Southern zone – Feedback from France

Arnaud Boivin, Agency for Food, Environmental and Occupational Health and Safety (ANSES), France

12.00 Member State experiences with the Annex I Renewal process at active substance level

Claire Glennie, HSE Chemicals Regulation Division, UK

12.20 Panel discussion

13.00 Lunch

Chair: Harry Vereecken, Forschungszentrum Jülich, Germany

14.30 Update from Health Canada on pesticide regulation and developments in environmental assessments in Canada

Heather Simmons, Health Canada, Canada

Environmental fate

14.50 Remobilisation of pesticides from sediments – the role of bioturbation 

Mirco Bundschuh, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU), Sweden

15.10 Root uptake of chemicals in regulatory environmental fate modelling: experiences in uptake testing

  • Novel study design tested with different plants
  • Uptake behaviour of various compounds

Carola Schriever, BASF, Germany

15.30 Additional testing and revision of the draft guidance on aged sorption of pesticides in soil

  • Revision of the 2012 guidance in response to the EFSA statement and the new research
  • Implications of the revised guidance for real datasets
  • Procedures to combine lower and higher tier degradation and sorption endpoints
  • Open points and way forward

Sabine Beulke, Enviresearch, UK

15.50 Panel discussion

16.20 Coffee break

Exposure, risk assessment and risk mitigation

Chair: Colin Brown, University of York, UK

16.50 Dutch surface water scenario for sideways/upward spraying in fruit crops

  • Probabilistic approach of spray drift including emission reducing techniques
  • Based on detailed GIS and meteorological data

Jos Boesten, Wageningen University & Research, The Netherlands

17.10 Pesticide exposure for aquatic risk assessment in Brazil: update of latest developments

Rômulo Penna Scorza Júnior, Embrapa (Brazilian Agricultural Research Corporation), Brazil

17.30 Panel discussion

18.00 End of the first conference day

19.00 Departure time for the evening event

After the first conference day Akademie Fresenius would like to invite you to a leisurely evening at the vineyard Allendorf in the wine-growing region Rheingau. You have the opportunity of better getting to know other participants you met during the day over a relaxed wine tasting and meal.

Tuesday, 20 June 2017

8.30 Landscape-based environmental risk assessment – Outcome of the EFSA Workshop

Lorraine Maltby, The University of Sheffield, UK

8.50 Landscape risk assessment – some thoughts from an industry perspective

  • The role of landscape risk assessment in the registration of PPP
  • Risk maps, probabilities and protection goals
  • Landscape risk assessment and landscape modelling
  • Landscape risk assessment, local risk assessment and risk mitigation
  • What is going on – what do we need in the future

Gerhard Görlitz, Bayer Crop Science Division, Germany

9.10 Updates from the SETAC Environmental Monitoring Advisory Group on Pesticides (EMAG-Pest)

Arnaud Boivin

9.30 Panel discussion

10.00 Coffee break

10.30 Regulation (EC) No 1107/2009 update

Wolfgang Reinert, European Commission, Belgium

10.50 Questions and answers

11.00 German risk management strategies for potentially volatile active substances

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

11.20 Developments with characterisation, representation and management of spray drift in environmental risk assessments

  • Practical efforts with measurement of spray drift
  • Proposals for enhanced modelling to support improved risk assessment – Testing, validation and recommendations for improvement
  • Progress towards development of more confident regulatory reference standards for drift
  • Development of options for implementation and reinforcement of risk management and mitigation toolbox

Neil Mackay, DuPont Crop Protection, UK

11.40 ECPA TOPPS (Train Operator and Promote Best Practices & Sustainability) Water Protection Project

  • Development of best management practices to reduce drainage and leaching transfer
  • The new farmyard emission scan tool
  • TOPPS EU Expert Academy: concept and pilot

Volker Laabs, BASF, Germany on behalf of ECPA

12.00 Severn Trent Environmental Protection Scheme – A catchment management perspective from the UK water industry

Stephanie Pullan, Penman Consulting, UK

12.20 Panel discussion

13.00 Lunch and end of the conference

Speakers

Name

Company

Johan Axelman

Swedish Chemicals Agency (KEMI)

Johan Axelman has been Project Manager for rational environmental risk assessments, a development project at Swedish Chemicals Agency (KEMI) to improve quality and efficiency for environmental risk assessments for plant protection products since 2015. Prior to that he has had management positions in the department for pesticide authorisations at KEMI. Johan is a biologist and environmental chemist and before joining the KEMI in 2006 he has worked as an application scientist at GE Healthcare (Sweden) and as a research group leader at Stockholm University (Sweden).

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Beulke

Sabine Beulke

Enviresearch, UK

Sabine Beulke is a Risk Assessor at the Environmental Consultancy Enviresearch. She previously worked for Cranfield University and Fera. She has been actively involved in the development of regulatory recommendations, including guidance on aged sorption, on behalf of the UK CRD.

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Boesten

Jos Boesten

Wageningen University & Research, The Netherlands

Jos Boesten is a Senior Researcher at Wageningen University & Research. He works currently on leaching to groundwater, exposure assessment of soil and aquatic organisms and bees, and on emissions from covered crops.

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Boivin

Arnaud Boivin

ANSES - French Agency for Food, Environmental and Occupational Health and Safety, France

Arnaud Boivin is the Deputy Head of the Ecotoxicology and E-Fate Unit at the Regulated Products Department of ANSES. He joined ANSES in 2007 and he also used to work for INRA and USDA/ARS.

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Brown

Colin Brown

York University, UK

Colin Brown is Professor in Environmental Science at the University of York/UK. He has more than 20 years experience of research into the fate and effects of organic contaminants in the environment

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Bundschuh

Mirco Bundschuh

Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU), Sweden

Mirco Bundschuh is Environmental Scientist with specialization in aquatic ecotoxicology and Researcher at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU). He recently got interested in the fate of pesticides depending on their environmental setting.

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Dayteg

Joachim Dayteg

Agency for Health and Food Safety (AGES), Austria

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

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Glennie

Claire Glennie

HSE Chemicals Regulation Division, UK

Claire Glennie works at the HSE Chemicals Regulation Division where she is responsible for assessing the environmental fate of pesticides. She has 15 years of experience in this area and 10 years of previous experience in project managing new active substance applications.

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Görlitz

Gerhard Görlitz

Bayer Crop Science Division, Germany

Gerhard Görlitz is the Leader of the Environmental Modelling Group of Bayer Crop Science Division since 2002. He was a founding member of the Focus Steering Committee. Presently he chairs the Environmental Exposure Assessment Team of ECPA.

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Kula

Christine Kula

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

Christine Kula is a Scientific Officer at the Federal Office of Consumer Protection and Food Safety (BVL) in Braunschweig. She is responsible for risk management of plant protection products. She has been involved in ecotoxicological risk assessment and risk management with special background in soil ecotoxicology.

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Laabs

Volker Laabs

BASF, Germany

Volker Laabs has been with BASF for 9 years and is currently leading the Global Product Stewardship Team. He has more than 15 years experience in the area of environmental fate of pesticides.

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Émilie Larivière

Health Canada, Canada

Émilie Larivière is currently Senior Scientific Evaluator in the Environmental Assessment Directorate of the Pest Management Regulatory Agency of Health Canada.

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Leake

Christopher Leake

Bayer Crop Science Division, Germany

Christopher Leake is an Environmental Safety Manager at Bayer Crop Science Division responsible for the areas of environmental fate, ecotoxicology and risk assessment. He has over 30 years of experience in this area.

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Mackay

Neil Mackay

DuPont, UK

Neil Mackay is Senior Research Scientist in the Environment Safety Assessment Group of DuPont Crop Protection and his previous work experience includes employment in contract research and as a consultant to both industry and government bodies, primarily in Europe.

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Maltby

Lorraine Maltby

The University of Sheffield, UK

Lorraine Maltby is a Professor of Environmental Biology at the University of Sheffield and has over 30 years research experience in aquatic ecology and ecotoxicology. Having served on several UK and European advisory committees/expert groups she is currently a Member of the ECETOC Scientific Committee and the UNEP Scientific Expert Group on Chemicals and the Environment.

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Stephanie Pullan

Penman Consulting, UK

Stephanie Pullan is Senior Environmental Scientist at Penman Consulting in the UK.

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Wolfgang Reinert

European Commission, Belgium

Wolfgang Reinert is a biologist and was trained in soil biology. He was been working in research and advisory service on plant pathology and plant breeding before joining the European Commission in 2002. Since then, he is working with the unit in charge of approval of active substances and placing of plant protection products on the market. Since 2014, he is heading the sector for placing on the market of pesticides within the unit on pesticides and biocides.

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Carola Schriever

BASF, Germany

Carola Schriever is a Geoecologist and has been working as Environmental Fate Modeller at BASF since 2007. She has more than 10 years of expertise in the area of environmental exposure and risk assessment of pesticides.

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Scorza Júnior

Rômulo Penna Scorza Júnior

Embrapa (Brazilian Agricultural Research Corporation), Brasil

Rômulo Penna Scorza Júnior has worked as a Researcher at Embrapa for 14 years. His emphasis is on pesticide fate and exposure modelling in Brazilian agricultural scenarios. He is member of the working group for pesticide risk assessment in Brazil.

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Michael Stemmer

Agency for Health and Food Safety (AGES), Austria, on behalf of EFSA

Michael Stemmer started to work at the Austrian AGES in 2005 as an Environmental Risk Evaluator for the use of pesticides. He is member of the EFSA PPR Panel.

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Vereecken

Harry Vereecken

Forschungszentrum Jülich, Germany

Harry Vereecken is Professor and Director of the Institute Agrosphere within the Department of Biogeosciences at the Forschungszentrum Jülich.

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Venue

Atrium Hotel Mainz
Flugplatzstr. 44
55126 Mainz
Phone: +49 6131 491- 0
E-Mail: infoatrium-mainz.de
www.atrium-mainz.de

Directions

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„Fresenius“ as reference.

Prices & Services

Participation Fee: € 1,895.00 plus VAT.

The registration fee includes the following benefits:

  • conference participation
  • conference documentation
  • lunch
  • coffee breaks and conference beverages
  • the evening event on 19 June 2017

Representatives of an authority or a public university are therefore eligible for a reduced fee of € 795.00 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 (it doesn’t apply for representatives of an authority or a public university).


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