22nd International Akademie Fresenius AGRO Conference "Behaviour of Pesticides in Air, Soil and Water" +++ONLINE CONFERENCE+++

5 Nov - 6 Nov 2020, Online Conference | Die Akademie Fresenius GmbH

22nd International Akademie Fresenius AGRO Conference "Behaviour of Pesticides in Air, Soil and Water" +++ONLINE CONFERENCE+++

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Overview

+++ ONLINE CONFERENCE +++

For many years, the Akademie Fresenius International AGRO Conference "Behaviour of Pesticides in Air, Soil and Water" has been the perfect platform for bringing together the regulatory, industrial and consulting communities. With the COVID-19 crisis, it has become difficult to gather physically. However, since we all need to continue to learn from one another, we have decided to keep up our dialogue in the virtual space. We therefore cordially invite you to join this year’s Online Conference. Plenty exciting presentations are awaiting you! And they will all be accessible from the comfort of your home or your office, thus reducing travel on the one hand and increasing accessibility on the other hand. We are looking forward to meeting you!

Highlights

Regulatory issues

  • European Commission update on Regulation (EC) No 1107/2009
  • EFSA update on developments
  • Harmonisation updates in the Northern, Central and Southern zones
  • FOCUS degradation kinetics guidance
  • Plant protection regulation update from Health Canada
  • KEMI’s dialogue-based multi stakeholder approach

Environmental fate

  • Non-extractable residues (NER) in
  • degradation assessment
  • Field dissipation studies in the Netherlands
  • Lipophilicity of (non-)ionised chemicals and root uptake
  • TFA in a long-term semi-field study
  • Aquatic exposure assessment of pesticides in Latin America

Exposure, risk assessment and mitigation

  • Pesticide monitoring in the Netherlands
  • Spatial modelling for groundwater: Use for registration, design, interpretation of monitoring
  • Risk assessment measures aimed at
  • preventing pesticide contamination in small catchments
  • Guidance document on treated seeds
  • Drift modelling and landscape assessment

Who do you meet?

Groups that should take part:

Managing directors, boards of directors, members of supervisory boards, managers and scientists 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

Programme

PLEASE NOTE: The indicated times refer to Central European Time CET.

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Thursday, 5 November 2020

10:45 CET - Start of the Online Conference

Welcome address and opening remarks by the Chairs

Christopher Leake, Bayer Crop Science Division, Germany

Colin Brown, University of York, UK


11:00 CET - Regulatory issues

Risk assessment in the Southern Zone – updated view from France

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


Authorisation of plant protection products and the zonal evaluation system – Central zone view

Gábor Tökés, National Food Chain Safety Office, Hungary


Northern zone view, update 2020

  • Work planning and work sharing in the zone, Northern Zone Guidance document (ver. 8, updated fate section), Draft Northern Zone Guidance document (ver. 9, updated fate section)
  • Common problems

Raimonda Grigaite, State Plant Service under the Ministry of Agriculture, Lithuania


Update on EFSA Repair action of the FOCUS surface water scenarios

  • Final rules for the Pesticide Application Timer (PAT)
  • SWASH (the tool and its features)
  • Options for selection of temporal percentile by the SCoPAFF

Paulien Adriaanse, Wageningen University & Research, The Netherlands


Final proposals for the development of the FOCUS degradation kinetics guidance

  • Project initiation, aims and scope
  • Key changes and final proposals
  • Timelines

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


13:25 CET - Lunch break


14:25 CET - Update from Heath Canada on pesticide regulation and developments in environmental assessments in Canada

Heather Simmons, Health Canada, Canada


15.00 CET - Environmental fate

Comparison of EPA and ECHA Guidance on characterisation of non-extractable residues (NER) in degradation assessment

  • Bound residues and extractability
  • Polar, less-polar, non-polar solvent
  • Weakly sorbed, strongly sorbed

Kalumbu Malekani, Smithers, USA


Field dissipation studies and the normalisation of these studies in order to derive suitable endpoints for risk assessment

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


Pesticide contamination of the upper Elbe river and an adjacent floodplain area

  • Impact on inundation of pesticide distribution in floodplain
  • Relationship between pesticide loads in water and soil contamination

Anneli S. Karlsson, Forschungszentrum Jülich, Germany


Lipophilicity of (non-)ionised chemicals during root uptake and translocation testing – relationship between log D and TSCF

  • Analysis of peer-reviewed experimental Transpiration Stream Concentration Factor (TSCF) values
  • Performance of simple TSCF model based on predicted octanol/water distribution coefficient (log D)

Carola Schriever, BASF, Germany 

16:55 CET - End of the first conference day


Friday, 6 November 2020

9:50 CET - Start of the second day of the online conference 

Opening remarks for the second conference day by the Chairs

Christopher Leake, Bayer Crop Science Division, Germany

Colin Brown, University of York, UK


10:00 CET - Regulatory issues 

Regulation (EC) No 1107/2009 update 

Karin Nienstedt, European Commission, Belgium


10:50 CET - Environmental fate and exposure assessment

Plant uptake of TFA in a long-term semi-field study – determination of Transpiration Stream Concentration Factor (TSCF) by inverse modelling

Klaus Hammel, Bayer Crop Science Division, Germany


Update on aquatic exposure assessment of pesticides in Latin America (including Andean community countries CO, PE, EC, BO)

Bernhard Jene, BASF, Germany


12:00 CET - Exposure, risk assessment and risk mitigation

Pesticide monitoring in a specific network in the Netherlands: An Update and new insights

Dennis Kalf, Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management, The Netherlands


Lessons learned about the WaterProtect Horizon 2020 project

  • Catchment management and engagement of multiple actors to adopt mitigation in the different action labs across the EU
  • Successful governance strategies using alternative financing, participatory monitoring, best management practices and software applications

Ingeborg Joris, VITO, Belgium


12:50 CET - Lunch break


13:50 CET - Initiative to develop a harmonised framework for spatially distributed leaching modelling of pesticides

  • Input data (spatial/temporal), modelling requirements, regulatory aspects

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


Distributed modelling – interpretation of the data and how modelling can support that

Paul Sweeney, Syngenta, UK


Environmental risk assessment and management of dust drift in Germany – the long “in between”

  • Guidance document on treated seeds and risk assessment based on scenarios
  • Risk management – ensuring high quality treated seeds therewith minimising exposure
  • Challenges for seed dressing companies and farmers

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


Probabilistic approach to exposure risk assessment for downwind deposits of spray drift in the Netherlands

  • Modelling spray drift for upward and sideways spray application in fruit orchards and tree nurseries
  • Risk assessment for edge-of-field watercourses next to treated orchards on a countrywide scale

Henk Jan Holterman, Wageningen University & Research, The Netherlands

15:45 CET - End of the conference

Speakers

Name

Company

Adriaanse

Paulien Adriaanse

Wageningen University & Research, The Netherlands

Paulien Adriaanse is a Senior Scientist at Wageningen University & Research. She works on environmental fate and exposure modelling of pesticides mainly in the area of surface waters. She has been a member of the EFSA Panel on Plant Protection Products and their Residues since 2015.

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Brown

Colin Brown

University of York, UK

Colin Brown is a 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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Farama

Emilie Farama

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

Emilie Farama has been the Deputy Head of the Ecotoxicology and E-Fate Risk Assessment Unit for Pesticides and Fertilisers at ANSES) since 2018. She joined ANSES in 2006 as an Environmental Fate and Behaviour Risk Assessor for active substances and plant protection products.

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Grigaitė

Raimonda Grigaitė

State Plant Service under the Ministry of Agriculture, Lithuania

Raimonda Grigaitė is a Chemist and an Advisor of the Plant Protection Product Authorisation Division of the State Plant Service under the Ministry of Agriculture of Lithuania. Her main responsibilities are coordination of evaluation and authorisation of plant protection product, parallel trade issues and emergency authorisation issues. She participates in the European Commission Working Group on Post Approval Issues of the implementation of Regulation (EC) No 1107/2009 and in the Northern Zone Coordinators group.

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Hammel

Klaus Hammel

Bayer Crop Science Division, Germany

Klaus Hammel is an Environmental Modelling Expert at Bayer Crop Science Division with more than 20 years of experience in modelling of soil water flow and transport processes including environmental fate and exposure modelling of pesticides.

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Hingston

James Hingston

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

James Hingston leads a team of 20 regulatory environmental fate specialists at the UK competent authority with responsibility for pesticides, biocides, detergents and general chemicals (Chemicals Regulation Division, part of the UK Health and Safety Executive).

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Holterman

Henk Jan Holterman

Wageningen University & Research, The Netherlands

Henk Jan Holterman is a Research Scientist at the Plant Science Group of Wageningen University & Research (WUR). His scientific background is applied physics. Since 1991 he has been working at the WUR. He is specialised in chemical crop protection research.

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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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Joris

Ingeborg Joris

VITO, Belgium

Ingeborg Joris is a Researcher at VITO (Belgium) and is specialized in assessing pesticide fate in soil, groundwater and surface water. She was involved in developing a pesticide leaching model for Flanders and in catchment monitoring studies looking at the effect of measures on pesticide loads to rivers in small agricultural catchments. She is coordinating the recently ended H2020 WaterProtect project on innovative tools to protect drinking water resources and is a Guest Professor at the University of Antwerp.

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Kalf

Dennis Kalf

Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management, The Netherlands

Dennis Kalf is a Senior Advisor Specialist Water Quality and Pesticides at the Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management, Centre of Water Management, in The Hague. He works with the government for more than 25 years and has many years of experience in the field of monitoring and water quality with the focus on pesticides.

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Karlsson

Anneli S. Karlsson

Forschungszentrum Jülich, Germany

Anneli S. Karlsson is a Doctorate Researcher at the Forschungszentrum Jülich, University of Bern and Christian-Albrechts-University of Kiel. Her current research topic for the doctorate thesis is glyphosate degradation and microbial incorporation of glyphosate and elucidating which factors trigger these processes.

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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 authorisation 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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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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Malekani

Kalumbu Malekani

Smithers, USA

Kalumbu Malekani is the North American Technical Director and Director of the Environmental Fate and Metabolism Department at Smithers, USA. He previously worked for Bayer Crop Science and DuPont Crop Protection. He has over 20 years of experience in this area.

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Nienstedt

Karin Nienstedt

European Commission, Belgium

Karin Nienstedt works for the European Commission, in the DG for Health and Food Safety, Unit Pesticides and Biocides. She is Head of the Sector Pesticides - placing on the market. Her background is in biology and crop protection. Previously she worked as Scientific Officer for EFSA’s PPR Panel and as Group Leader in a GLP certified contract laboratory and consultancy.

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Poot

Anton Poot

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

Anton Poot is a Geochemist and Environmental Scientist and has been worked in the field of modelling and monitoring groundwater at both governmental and contract research organisations. He have been employed as Environmental Risk Assesssor at Ctgb for the past 8 years.

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Schriever

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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Heather Simmons

Health Canada - Pest Management Regulatory Agency, Canada

Heather Simmons is currently Director, Environmental Assessment in the Pest Management Regulatory Agency of Health Canada.

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Smith

Balthasar Smith

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

Balthasar Smith is working as an Executive Officer in the Department Plant Protection Products of the German BVL since 2004. His tasks include risk management of fungicides within the authorisation procedures of plant protection products, but also the development of new risk mitigation measures and guidance documents.

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Paul Sweeney

Syngenta, UK

Paul Sweeney is a Syngenta fellow in Mathematical Modelling. He has over 25 years’ experience in environmental modelling of pesticides in Europe and was a FOCUS Groundwater II working group member and secretary of the FOCUS Air group as well

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Tökés

Gábor Tökés

National Food Chain Safety Office (NÉBIH), Hungary

Gábor Tőkés is the Head of the Authorization Department in the Hungarian Food Chain Safety Office (NÉBIH). His scientific background is bioengineering and plant physiology. He spent 20 years with organizing efficacy trials for biostimulants and plant growth regulators. Since 2010 he has been responsible for authorization of both plant protection products and yield enhancers (fertilizers).

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Venue

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Participation Fee: € 795.00 plus VAT.

The registration fee includes the following benefits:

  •     Participation in the Online Conference
  •     Conference documentation (available after the conference via download from our website)
  •     Certificate of attendance


Representatives of an authority or a public university are therefore eligible for a reduced fee of € 495.00 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).

Event Documentation

Would you have liked to attend this online live conference, 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 online conference you will receive the access data for the restricted download section of our website. There you will find all the latest versions of the presentations (subject to the approval of our speakers) as pdf-files in colour and in digital form.

If you are interested, please send an e-mail to infoakademie-fresenius.de

 


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