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

16 Jun - 17 Jun 2020, Atrium Hotel Mainz/Germany

22nd International Akademie 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
  • 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
  • Mitigation of surface runoff pesticides with vegetative filter strips

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 Monday, 15 June 2020

Will you arrive on Monday? Come into the hotel bar at 8 p.m. and meet other participants and experts in a relaxed atmosphere.

Tuesday, 16 June 2020

8.50 Registration & coffee


9.20 Welcoming speech by Akademie Fresenius and the Chair
Christopher Leake
, Bayer Crop Science Division, Germany

Regulatory issues

9.30 Risk assessment in the Southern Zone – updated view from France

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

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

Gábor Tökés, National Food Chain Safety Office, Hungary

10.10 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 Grigaité, State Plant Service under the Ministry of Agriculture, Lithuania

10.30 Panel discussion
11.00 Coffee break

11.30 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

11.50 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

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

Heather Simmons, Health Canada, Canada

12.30 Panel discussion
13.00 Lunch

Environmental fate

Chair: Harry Vereecken, Forschungszentrum Jülich, Germany

14.30 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

14.50 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

15.10 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

15.30 Panel discussion
16.00 Coffee break

16.30 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

16.50 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

17.10 Update on aquatic exposure assessment for registration of pesticides in Latin America

Bernhard Jene, BASF, Germany

17.30 Panel discussion
18.00 End of the first conference day

18.45 Departure time for the evening event
After the first conference day Akademie Fresenius would like to invite you to a leisurely evening in the local wine growing region. Enjoy a wine tasting and a great meal at the “Alte Sektkellerei Falkenberg” of the local winery Flick and continue the day’s networking activities in a relaxed atmosphere.

Wednesday, 17 June 2020

Exposure, risk assessment and risk mitigation

8.20 Welcoming speech by the Chair
Colin Brown,
University of York, UK

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

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

8.50 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

9.10 Panel discussion
9.30 Coffee break

Chair: Chris Leake

10.00 Regulation (EC) No 1107/2009 update

Karin Nienstedt, European Commission, Belgium

10.30 Questions and answers

Chair: Colin Brown

10.40 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

11.00 Distributed Modelling: How these data can be used to interpret data from large-scale monitoring studies

Paul Sweeney, Syngenta, UK

11.20 A dialogue-based multi stakeholder approach to improve risk assessment and risk management of plant protection products

Johan Axelman, Swedish Chemicals Agency (KEMI), Sweden

11.40 Panel discussion
12.10 Lunch

13.10 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

13.30 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

13.50 Mitigation of surface runoff pesticides with vegetative filter strips in long-term exposure assessments: Mechanistic analysis with VFSMOD

  • Surface pesticides, mitigation and long-term exposure assessments
  • Risk analysis and modelling

Rafael Muñoz-Carpena, University of Florida, USA

14.10 Panel discussion
14.45 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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Axelman

Johan Axelman

Swedish Chemicals Agency (KEMI), Sweden

Johan Axelman is a Biologist and Environmental Chemist and has been working as a Strategic Adviser at the Swedish Chemicals Agency (KEMI) with a focus on improving the quality and efficiency of environmental risk assessments and risk management of plant protection products since 2015. Prior to that he held management positions in the department for pesticide authorisations at KEMI. Before joining the KEMI in 2006 he worked as an application scientist at GE Healthcare (Sweden) and as a research group leader at Stockholm University (Sweden).

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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

Emily 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

The 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

Rijkswaterstaat Water, 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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Muñoz-Carpena

Rafael Muñoz-Carpena

University of Florida, USA

Rafael Muñoz-Carpena, is a Full Professor in Hydrology and Water Quality at the Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering at the University of Florida, USA, and a Visiting Professor at the Department of Engineering at the Public University of Navarre. He focuses on integrated environmental modelling.

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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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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

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 „Akademie 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 16 June 2020

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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