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

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

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

5:30 - 7:30 pm Reception/Mixer (venue TBD)
September 21
8:30 - 10:00 am Plenary Session-Grower, regulatory and Industry comments

10:30 - noon New product discussions

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

1:00 - 5:00 pm Review of Database and Selection of Priorities
September 22

8:30 - 10:00 am Priority setting and priority refinement

10:30 - noon Make assignments

noon - 1:00 Lunch provided (venue TBD)


EPA Risk Assessment Forum: To Better Understand EPA decision-making process and how it relates to IR-4 submissions

September 22, 2015 1:00- 2:40 pm

Barbara Madden, Minor Use Team Leader, EPA Office of Pesticide Programs

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

September 22

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

3:00 - 5:00 p.m.

“Welcome to Illinois/Chicago” -TBD

Updates from EPA(discussion/Q&A) Barbara Madden, Minor Use Team Leader, EPA Office of Pesticide Programs

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

5:30 - 7:30 p.m. Reception/Mixer (venue TBD)


September 23

7:00 a.m Registration open (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

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

Review highest priority E/CS research needs

5:30 - 7:30pm Embassy Suites Manager's Reception


IR-4 BioPesticide Workshop September 24, 2015

September 24

8:00 - 9:00 am Introductions; Results of 2015 Research

9:00 - 9:30 am Researchers comments, questions and discussion

9:45 - 10:30 am IR-4 Regional Coordinators on pest management priority needs

10:30am - noon Industry presentations; general discussion

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

1:00 - 2:00 pm Breakout groups. results and general discussion

2:00 - 2:45 pm Voting on pest management needs

3:00 - 3:30 pm Results of voting process and rankings, voting refinement

3:30 - 4:30 pm Breakout groups -- Potential solutions under each priority

4:30 - 5:00 pm Results of breakout groups



The venue is: Embassy Suites Chicago - Downtown/Lakefront, Chicago, IL - Sept. 20-22, 2015 ,

Please Note the Workshop hotel: Embassy Suites Chicago - Downtown/Lakefront, Chicago, IL has opened up more rooms at the rate of $214 per night. These rooms are available from Sunday through Thursday.
Click here for a link to the Embassy Suites.

There is also an overflow hotel one block from the workshop hotel. It is a Doubletree at 300 E. Ohio Street the phone number is 1+312.787.6100 they have rooms available for $189 per night.
A room block has been reserved for IR-4 with a cut-off date of Friday August 21. Rooms are available at the $189 rate Sunday through Thursday. Here is the link to make a reservation:

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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