First Global Minor Use Priority Setting Workshop:
Seeking Pest Management Solutions for Growers Around the World
Sept. 20-22, 2015


Draft Agenda

September 20 12:00-5:00pm Registration open (venue TBD)

3:00-5:00 pm Plenary Session - Welcome and overview

5:00-8:00 pm Reception/Mixer (venue TBD)
September 21 7:00-8:00 am Breakfast provided (venue TBD)

8:30-10:00am Plenary Session-Grower, regulatory and Industry comments

10:30-12:00pm New product discussions

12:00-1:00pm Lunch provided (venue TBD)

1:00-5:00pm Review of Database and Selection of Priorities
September 22 8:30-10:00am Priority setting and priority refinement

10:30-12:00pm Make assignments

IR-4 Food Use Workshop (FUW)
Sept. 22-23, 2015


Draft Agenda


September 22 pmBegin Food Use Workshop

12:00-5:00 p.m. FUW Registration open (venue TBD)

12:00 -1:00 p.m. Lunch provided (venueTBD)

1:00 -5:00 p.m.

“Welcome to Illinois/Chicago” -TBD??

EPA Risk Assessment Seminar and Informal Discussion/Q&A - Barbara Madden – Minor Use
Coordinator, EPA Office of Pesticide Programs

“State of IR-4” address-Jerry Baron, IR-4 Exec. Director

6:00-8:00 p.m. Reception/Mixer (venue TBD)



7:00 a.m Workshop Registration open (venue TBD)

7:00- 8:00 a.m Breakfast provided (venue TBD)

8:00-10:00 a.m Introductions around the room

Industry product presentations

Review prioritization process/logistics/ground rules

Begin Project prioritization; while progressing through each crop group, discuss/determine highest priority Efficacy/Crop Safety (E/CS) projects

10:20am- noon Project prioritization

12:00-1:00pm Lunch provided (Venue TBD)

1:00-3:00pm Complete “first pass” project prioritization

Begin setting final slate of residue priorities

3:00-3:20 Break

3:20- 5:00pm Complete setting final slate of residue priorities

Review highest priority E/CS research needs

6:00-8:00pm Reception/Mixer (venue TBD)


IR-4 BioPesticide Workshop September 24, 2015


Draft Agenda


7:00 -8:00 am Breakfast provided (venue TBD)

8:00 -10:00am Welcome, Introductions, Product presentations

10:20am-noon Project prioritization

1:00pm-5:00pm Project prioritization and refinement



The venue is: Embassy Suites Chicago - Downtown/Lakefront, Chicago, IL - Sept. 20-22, 2015, with a room rate of $194 per night. For Hotel information and to make a room reservation please see:

If viewing this in FireFox, the link will only take you to the Hilton home page. Enter the dates of your stay and put in Group Code RUT and you will be given the IR-4 rate.

IR-4 Headquarters Contacts

Registration and meeting information: Cheryl Ferrazoli, 732.932.9575 ext. 4601

Global Minor Use Workshop: Dan Kunkel 732.932.9575 x 4616

Food Use Program: Van Starner, 732-932-9575 ext. 4621

Biopesticide Program: Michael Braverman, 732-932-9575 ext. 4610 and Bill Barney, 732.932.9575 ext. Look for pre-workshop and workshop updates in the IR-4 monthly report, on the IR-4 website and via other means of communication. See you in Chicago Sept. 20-24, 2015


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