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Program Finalized for KSU’s Methyl Bromide and Alternatives in Food Plants Workshop

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The workshop takes place May 11- 13, at the International Grains Program and Conference Center.

| April 8, 2010

Final Program Finalized for KSU’s Methyl Bromide and Alternatives in Food Plants Workshop

The Kansas State University workshop titled “Methyl Bromide and Alternatives in Food Plants: Past, Present, and Future Practical pest management methods for 2010 and beyond,”  takes place May 11- 13 at the International Grains Program and Conference Center.

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The program has been finalized and is as follows:


Tuesday, May 11, 2010

7:15 AM  Pick-up from hotel lobby to workshop site

7:30 – 8:00 AM Continental breakfast and Registration

8:00 – 8:30 AM Welcome and introductions  Dirk Maier

Keynote presentation

8:30 – 9:30 AM Green pest management in the food industry   Jeff Weier
   
Regulatory Issues

9:30 – 10:00 AM Methyl bromide critical use application    Colwell Cook
   process

10:00– 10:30 AM Refreshment break

10:30 – 11:00 AM Methyl bromide re-registration status  Rick Keigwin

11:00 – 11:45 PM Methyl bromide label changes   David McAllister/
          Mary Howland
11:45 – 1:00 PM Lunch (Touch of Italy-provided)

1:00 – 1:30 PM Hal Ross Flour Mill     Jeffrey Gwirtz/Sam
Hanni

 

1:30 – 2:30 PM Mill tour prior to fumigation    Jeffrey Gwirtz
   (4 teams: check colored dots on your name Bh. Subramanyam
   Badge)      Sam Hanni
          Wat Chayaprasert
2:30 – 2:45 PM Refreshment break

Methyl bromide application/uses

2:45 – 3:15 PM Methyl bromide, alternatives, and   Spencer Walse
invasive/quarantine pest research in the 
San Joaquin Valley     

3:15 – 3:45 PM APHIS Methyl bromide alternative QPS   Mike Hennessey 
    Treatment method development highlights
   2010

3:45 – 4:15 PM ISPM-15      Edgar Deomano

4:15 – 4:45 PM Port fumigations     Kurt Reichert

5:00 PM  View methyl bromide gas release by IFC  Hal Ross Mill

5:30 PM  Return to Holiday Inn

6:30 PM  Social hour at Holiday Inn

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

7:15 AM  Pick-up from hotel lobby to workshop site

7:30 – 8:00 AM Continental breakfast

General

8:00 – 8:30 AM Pest management standards for food plants Pamela Peckman
   (plus methyl bromide fumigation details)

8:30 – 9:00 AM The Global Food Safety Initiative   Maureen Olewnik

Atmospheric research and modeling

9:00 -  9:45 AM Methyl bromide: atmospheric levels and   Shari Yvon-Lewis
sources 

9:45 – 10:15 AM Atmospheric modeling of fumigants  Rick Reiss

10:15 – 10:30 AM Refreshment break

10:30 – 11:00 AM Risk mitigation and recovery systems  Gary Knapp 
   for methyl bromide

11:00 – 11:30 AM Measurement of global warming potential Mads Andersen
   of fumigants

11:30 – 12:00 PM Questions and answer session   

12:00 – 1:00 PM Lunch (South of the border-provide)

Safety and stewardship program

1:00 – 1:30 PM Methyl bromide safety     Pamela Peckman

1:30 – 2:00 PM Methyl bromide stewardship program  Mary Howland

Methyl bromide alternatives

2:00 – 2:30 PM Methyl bromide alternatives research   Ken Vick
   by USDA  

2:30 – 2:45 PM Refreshment break

2:45 – 3:15 PM Sulfuryl fluoride update: Diverse uses for
   commodity protection    Ellen Thoms

3:15 – 3:45 PM Sulfuryl fluoride: Regulatory update  David Barnekow

3:45 – 4:30 PM Advances in successful sulfuryl fluoride   John Mueller
fumigation, and systems fumigation     
   
4:30 – 5:00 PM Methyl bromide and sulfuryl fluoride gas  Dirk Maier/Wat
   leakage rates from structures    Chayaprasert

5:15 PM  Return to Holiday Inn

6:30 – 9:00 PM Banquet at Holiday Inn
   Presentation “Maintaining integrity and quality Rick Bucker
of organic grains from producer to processor”

Thursday, May 13, 2010

7:45 AM  Pick-up from hotel lobby to workshop site

8:00 – 8:30 AM Continental breakfast

General

8:30 – 9:00 AM Stored-product insect pest management  James Throne
   research at USDA-CGAHR, Manhattan, KS

Methyl bromide alternatives research (continued)

9:00 – 9:30 AM Effectiveness of methyl bromide, sulfuryl  Bh. Subramanyam/
   fluoride, and heat treatment against life  Joe Malone
   stages of the red flour beetle

9:30 – 10:00 AM Effectiveness of aerosols for insect control in  Frank Arthur
   the food industry

10:00 – 10:15 AM Refreshment break

10:15 – 10:45 AM Traps for gauging fumigation effectiveness in  James Campbell
   commercial facilities

10:45 – 11:15 AM Modeling insect population rebounds  Paul Flinn

11:15 – 11:45 AM Perceptions from end user groups on   Pamela Peckman
methyl bromide and alternatives
 
12:00 Noon  Adjourn  
   

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