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2014 MRL Workshop: June 18-19

The 2014 MRL Workshop will be June 18-19 in San Francisco: The interactive seminar will address critically important issues for stakeholders with interests in exporting agricultural products. Growers, packers, shippers, PCAs, registrants, regulators, trade experts, and other stakeholders in international trade are strongly encouraged to attend.
Presentation Topics: international trade trends, global registrations, pesticide residue monitoring, MRL strategies for growers, updates for international residue standards (US, NAFTA, Asia, EU, Codex, global etc.), inadvertent issues and panel discussions. In addition to nationally known experts, we will also have several international presenters.
Dates:
June 18, 2014 (Wednesday) 8 AM – 5:30 PM followed by evening reception (ends at 7 PM)
June 19, 2014 (Thursday) 8 AM – noon (A MCFA meeting will follow in the afternoon.)
Meals:
June 18, 2014 Continental breakfast (7:00 AM), lunch (noon) and evening reception(5:30-7:00 PM) June 19, 2014 Continental breakfast (7:00 AM)
Location: Holiday Inn Fisherman’s Wharf at 1300 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94133
Early Registration by May is $350 (After May 1, $425):
Registration fees will be handled through our Pay Pal account. Those who rather pay at the meeting site will have that option. If you cancel your participation to the Workshop prior to May 31 there is no penalty. No refund for cancellation after May 31.
On-line Meeting Registration: Click Here
Conference Hotel is Holiday Inn Fisherman’s Wharf: Click Here
Limited room block available at the group rate ($195 pt); remember to use group code = MRL to receive the group rate. Deadline for room block at conference rate: June 2, 2014
Phone: 1-415-771-9000 or 1-800-942-7348
For Pest Control Advisors: 5.0 CEUs (pending CDPR approval)
2014 Agenda: The agenda is now available. Word doc or PDF
Contact Information: For those with questions please contact: Gary W. Van Sickle,
Event Coordinator, P.O. Box 475, Hanford, CA 93232, telephone: (559) 288-0301, and email: vansicklectfa@yahoo.com


2013 MRL Workshop Presentations:

  1. US Ag Trade and Farm Policy (Schramm) Click Here
  2. Logistics (Leitner) Click Here
  3. Food Co. Perspectives on MRLs (Williams) Click Here
  4. Trade Issues USDA-FAS (Scott) Click Here
  5. US EPA Harmonization Activities (Madden) Click Here
  6. EU Regulatory Initiatives (Eimontaite) Click Here
  7. Canadian Minor Use Program (Sethi) Click Here
  8. Central America (Fernandez) Click Here
  9. Asia Overview (Berry) Click Here
  10. Russia (Paggi) Click Here
  11. Cost of MRLs (Scholz) Click Here
  12. Secondary Standards (Irrig) Click Here
  13. Analytical Testing (Saini) Click Here
  14. IR-4 Global Residue Studies (Kunkel) Click Here
  15. Codex 101 (Madden) Click Here
  16. Methyl Bromide and Montreal Protocol (Botts) Click Here
  17. Managing MRLs – Methyl Bromide as Tool (Walse) Click Here
  18. MRL Database and Global Priorities (Berry) Click Here

2013 CEU Information for Pest Control Advisors:  7.0 CEUs
June 5 CDPR Code M-0748-13     5.0 Hours   (0.5 Laws and Regs; 4.5 Other)
June 6 CDPR Code M-0749-13     2.0 Hours   (0.5 Laws and Regs; 1.5 Other)

 

 

2012 MRL Workshop Presentations:

  1. US Ag Products/ Global Consumers (Paggi) Click Here
  2. Trade Barriers (Tabor) Click Here
  3. US EPA Harmonization Activities (Rossi) Click Here
  4. Canadian Regulations and RCC (Law) Click Here
  5. EU Regulations and Legislation (Richter) Click Here
  6. China Regulations and Legislation (Song) Click Here
  7. MRL Driven IPM (Whalon) Click Here
  8. Analytical Challenges (Lupean) Click Here
  9. Vulnerability (Barron) Click Here
  10. 2012 Grower/PCA Panel (Lanini et al.) Click Here
  11. IR-4/ 2012 Global Minor Use Summit (Kunkel) Click Here
  12. Korea (Cranney) Click Here
  13. Asia (Berry) Click Here
  14. Japanese MRL Project (Berger and Downing) Click Here
  15. Methyl Bromide and Montreal Protocol (Botts) Click Here
  16. Challenges of Globally Harmonized MRLs (Tiu) Click Here
  17. Wrap Up and Action Items 2012 MRL Workshop Click Here