Maximum residue level meeting April 2, Visalia
Maximum residue levels (MRL) and their implications on agricultural exports will be discussed in a program designed for Central California growers, packers, shippers, PCAs, commodity groups, consultants, export organizations, researchers, registrants, and pesticide manufacturers.
The event will take place April 2 from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Visalia Convention Center in Visalia, Calif.
Organized by AgBusiness Resources and meeting sponsors, the event offers four CEU credits for PCAs (2 Laws/ 2 Other). Early-bird registration is $100 per person for registrations received by March 21. On-site registration will be $150. Lunch is included and registrations may be made on-line at www.mrlworkshop.info.
A practical understanding of MRL science and policy issues will help attendees understand the evolving regulatory requirements of our global trading partners. The meeting will provide practical insights on how MRLs are developed and how they drive pest management programs, export business and what the future looks like for global trade.
Presentations will include MRL basics, constraints and challenges to integrated pest management, use of residue decline curves and their dependability/certainty for decision making, how MRLs are developed and why they differ in various parts of the world, MRL database tools, secondary standards (e.g. GlobalGAP), and trade opportunities for CA growers with the Trans-Pacific Trade (TTP) agreement. The event includes presentations by the EPA, CDFA, CSU Center for Ag Business and pesticide regulatory scientists from several manufacturers.
303 E Acequia Ave.
Visalia, California 93291