20th International Fresenius AGRO Conference "Behaviour of Pesticides in Air, Soil and Water"

18 Jun - 19 Jun 2018, Atrium Hotel Mainz/Germany

20th International Fresenius AGRO Conference "Behaviour of Pesticides in Air, Soil and Water"

Overview Programme Speakers Venue Prices & Services

Overview

Highlights

Regulatory issues

  • European Commission update on Regulation (EC) No 1107/2009
  • EFSA update on developments in the fate area
  • Updates in the Northern, Central and Southern zones
  • Guidance of FOCUS Degradation Kinetics
  • Surface water, national assessment and harmonisation

Environmental fate

  • Glyphosate adsorption in soils
  • Plant uptake for regulatory environmental fate modelling
  • Application of knowledge on plant uptake including modelling
  • The Triazole-Story: Clarification of sources, fate and footprint
  • Landscape study into pesticide fate: Pesticide losses to surface water

Exposure, risk assessment and mitigation

  • Aquatic exposure assessment in Latin America
  • EFSA OECD 106 evaluators checklist
  • SETAC EMAG-Pest groundwater group
  • Health Canada’s drift mitigation strategies
  • SETAC DRAW and BUVARD: Practical measures on drift and runoff

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, 17 June 2018

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, 18 June 2018

9.00 Registration and coffee

9.30 Welcoming speech by Akademie Fresenius and the Chair

Christopher Leake, Bayer Crop Science Division, Germany

Regulatory issues

9.40 Risk assessment in the Southern zone – an update view from France

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

10.00 View from the Central zone – status quo and still open points

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

10.10 Updates in the Northern zone Guidance Document – 2018

  • Current harmonisation status
  • Future work

Mari Haugene, The Norwegian Food Safety Authority (Mattilsynet), Norway

10.30 Panel discussion

11.00 Coffee break

11.30 Current vs. new soil exposure assessment and ongoing EFSA e-fate working groups

  • Impact assessment of the new EFSA PEC soil guidance
  • EFSA working group on aged sorption
  • EFSA working group on the FOCUS surface water repair action

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

11.50 Development of the FOCUS Degradation

  • Kinetics Guidance Document
  • Project initiation
  • Aims and scope
  • Key issues and examples

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

12.10 Towards harmonisation: Critical look on the national aspects based on data

  • Comparison of results of national assessment and EU assessment for surface water
  • Insight when a national assessment is necessary for safe use and when not
  • The procedure for Non Target Arthropods and Non Target Plants

Maarten Klunder, Dutch Board for the Authorisation of Plant Protection Products and Biocides (Ctgb), The Netherlands

12.30 Panel discussion

13.00 Lunch

Environmental fate

Chair: Harry Vereecken, Forschungszentrum Jülich, Germany

14.30 Glyphosate and AMPA adsorption in soils and geological materials: Laboratory experiments and pedotransfer rules

  • Sorption and columns experiments
  • Fluvio glacial materials
  • Unsaturated zone

Nicole Baran, French Geological Survey (BRGM), France

14.50 Study design to determine plant uptake for regulatory environmental fate modelling – update on current activities

  • Comparison of experimental results with other data on plant uptake
  • OECD project proposal

Carola Schriever, BASF, Germany

15.10 Coupled root water and solute uptake – first applications of RoSI model to real-world scenarios

  • Detailled mechanistic description of root uptake processes coupled with 3-D soil model
  • Discrete representation of plant root
  • Application to regulatory exposure scenarios representing real-world conditions

Klaus Hammel, Bayer Crop Science Division, Germany

15.30 Panel discussion

16.00 Coffee break

16.30 The Triazole-Story: Clarification of sources, fate and footprint in the environment of the molecule 1,2,4-triazole (fertiliser additive, metabolite from fungicidal active substances, commodity chemical and natural formation)

  • Different sources
  • Different regulations
  • Different risk assessment

Martin Blank, Bayer Crop Science Division, Germany

16.50 Spatial and temporal patterns of pesticide losses to surface water in a small agricultural catchment

Jenny Kreuger, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU), Sweden

17.10 Development of groundwater exposure simulation tool for pesticides used in rice paddy in China

  • Establishment of exposure scenarios
  • Construction of exposure simulation tool
  • Application of simulation tool

Junying Zhou, Nanjing Institute of Environmental Sciences, China

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 of Joachim Flick 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, 19 June 2018

Exposure, risk assessment and risk mitigation

Chair: Colin Brown, University of York, UK

8.30 Aquatic exposure assessment in Latin America

  • Basic approaches
  • Country specific scenarios
  • Models

Bernhard Jene, BASF, Germany

8.50 EFSA OECD 106 evaluators checklist

  • Background, aims and objectives
  • Quality checks
  • Decision making
  • Further work

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

9.10 Work of the SETAC EMAG-Pest groundwater group to develop the scientific basis for guidance for regulatory groundwater monitoring

  • Representative study designs as a function of exposure assessment option
  • Data quality considerations (well installation, sampling, sample analysis, etc.)
  • Reporting of study results

Dirk Liss, SGS Germany, Germany

9.30 Panel discussion

10.00 Coffee break

10.30 Regulation (EC) No 1107/2009 update

Wolfgang Reinert, European Commission, Belgium

11.00 Questions and answers

11.10 An overview of current challenges in pesticide risk assessment

  • Definition of exposure assessment goals
  • Coherent effect and exposure assessment goals
  • Overcoming regulatory resistance to scientific improvements

Jos Boesten, Wageningen UR, The Netherlands

11.30 Involving informed choice of farmers to tackle trending plant protection products in surface waters – exploring new risk management

Mats Allmyr, Swedish Chemicals Agency (KEMI), Sweden

11.50 Panel discussion

12.10 Lunch

13.10 Health Canada’s Pest Management Regulatory Agency drift mitigation strategies: Buffer zone calculation tool

  • Methods employed to calculate spray drift buffer zones in Canada
  • Overview of tool developed to help growers minimise off target pesticide drift
  • Future planned work

John David Whall, Health Canada’s Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA), Canada

13.30 Challenges and options for addressing spray drift in environmental risk assessments

  • Current regulatory constraints
  • Background on framework for current regulatory assessments
  • SETAC DRAW: Introduction of further options and options for more effective management / mitigation of spray drift

Neil Mackay, FMC Agricultural Solutions, UK

13.50 BUVARD: An on-line tool to design vegetative buffer zones in a French context

  • Method to design vegetative buffer zones considering the characteristics of the implantation site
  • Towards a model at the catchment scale, taking into account landscape features

Nadia Carluer, Irstea – French National Research Institute of Science and Technology for Environment and Agriculture, France

14.10 Panel discussion

14.40 End of the conference

Speakers

Name

Company

Mats Allmyr

Swedish Chemicals Agency (KEMI), Sweden

Mats Allmyr is the Swedish Chemicals Agency (KEMI) representative of the Plant Protection Council Secretariat in Sweden. He was previously involved in the regulatory process and the evaluation of environmental fate assessments of plant protection products for registration in Sweden and the Northern EU zone. He is now involved in facilitating the dialogue and exchange of information between stakeholders and authorities in Sweden with a broad focus on forward planning on needs, availability and long term-term sustainability of plant protection methods for the Swedish agriculture.

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Baran

Nicole Baran

French Geological Survey (BRGM), France

Nicole Baran is an Hydrogeologist and an expert in groundwater contamination. She has been a Research Scientist and a Project Manager at BRGM (French Geological Survey) since 1999. As a hydrogeologist, specialized in the thematic of diffuse pollution in groundwater, Nicole Baran is implied in French and European projects. At the national level, she also acts as expert for the French Ministry of Ecology and Sustainable Development and for the ANSES.

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Blank

Martin Blank

Bayer Crop Science Division, Germany

Martin Blank is as an Ecologist by training. He is assessing since 30 years the impact of projects and chemical in all compartments of the environment. His career started at the Technical University of Darmstadt (Dept. of Biology and Civil Engineering), than he worked for more than 18 years in a consulting engineering company (as Head of the Environmental Department and lately CEO) and joint BAYER in 2009.

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Boesten

Jos Boesten

Wageningen University and 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 form covered crops.

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Boivin

Arnaud Boivin

French Agency for Food, Environmental and Occupational Health and Safety (ANSES)

Arnaud Boivin is the Head of Ecotoxicology and E-Fate Risk Assessment Unit for pesticides and fertilisers at ANSES. He joined ANSES in 2007 and he also used to work for INRA and USDA/ARS.

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Carluer

Nadia Carluer

Irstea - National Research Institute of Science and Technology for Environment and Agriculture, France

Nadia Carluer works in the non-point pollution team, in Irstea Lyon. The team is interested in the dissipation and transfer of pesticides from the cultivated field to water resources. It focuses its researches on the role of buffer zones, as well as on the dynamic of pesticides concentrations in freshwater. Nadia is involved in the development of modelling tools, at the local (buffer zones) and catchment scales.

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Simon Compton

HSE Chemicals Regulation Division, UK

Simon Compton is an experienced Fate Specialist working at the UK’s Chemicals Regulation Division, responsible for assessing submissions in support of new and existing active substances and products. He is the Environmental Fate Technical Lead for all mutual recognition applications. Prior to joining CRD Simon was a Study Director at a large Contract Research Organisation, where he worked on the full range of environmental fate studies.

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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 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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Klaus Hammel

Bayer Crop Science Division, Germany

Klaus Hammel is an Environmental modelling expert at Bayer Crop Science Division with more than 20 years (academia + industry) of experience in modelling of soil water flow and transport processes including environmental fate and exposure modelling of pesticides

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Haugene

Mari Haugene

The Norwegian Food Safety Authority (Mattilsynet), Norway

Mari Haugene is a Pesticide Risk Assessor at the Norwegian Food Safety Authority, National Registrations Department. She is part of the environmental fate and behaviour group.

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Hingston

James Hingston

HSE Chemicals Regulation Division, UK

James Hingston leads a team of 22 regulatory environmental fate specialists at the Chemicals Regulation Division, part of the UK Health and Safety Executive. CRD is the UK competent authority with responsibility for pesticides, biocides, detergents and general chemicals under REACH.

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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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Klunder

Maarten Klunder

Ctgb - Board for the Authorisation of Plant Protection Products and Biocides, The Netherlands

Maarten Klunder is working as a Regulatory Assessor (fate and behaviour) at the plant protection product authorization authority in the Netherlands (Ctgb). He has worked seven years in the field of fate and behaviour of pesticides of which two years in the industry and five years as Dutch Regulatory Authority (Ctgb).

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Kreuger

Jenny Kreuger

SLU - Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Sweden

Jenny Kreuger is an Environmental Scientist in the Department of Aquatic Sciences and Assessment and the Director of the Centre for Chemical Pesticides at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences in Uppsala.

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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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Dirk Liß

SGS Instiut Fresenius

Dirk Liss is a hydrogeologist at SGS INSTITUT FRESENIUS leading a team of specialists for environmental fate laboratory and field studies. He has 15 years of professional experience in groundwater resource management and in recent years focuses particularly on groundwater monitoring studies in relation to pesticide registration.

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Mackay

Neil Mackay

FMC Agricultural Solutions, UK

Neil Mackay is an Environmental Fate Modelling specialist in FMC Agricultural Solutions. He is active in strategic product development and regulatory exposure and risk assessment activities. He previous work experience includes employment as a Senior Research Scientist in the Environment Safety Assessment Group of DuPont Crop Protection and as a consultant to both industry and government bodies, primarily in Europe.

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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 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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Michael Stemmer

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

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Harry Vereecken

Forschungszentrum Jülich, Germany

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

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Whall

John David Whall

Health Canada's Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA), Canada

John David Whall is a Senior Evaluation Officer at Health Canada’s Pest Management Regulatory Agency in the Environmental Assessment Directorate. He has 16 years of experience in the environmental risk assessment of pesticides and is currently managing a group of employees who work on the development of methods to mitigate spray drift.

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Junying Zhou

Nanjing Institute of Environmental Sciences (NIES), Ministry of Environmental Protection (MEP), China

Junying Zhou has been a Professor at the Nanjing Institute of Environmental Sciences of the Ministry of Environmental Protection of China.

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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

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 18 June 2018

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.

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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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