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:

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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