International standards for pesticide residues in agricultural products, global harmonization efforts and new product registration strategies are the primary focus of the eighth annual workshop. Organized by California Specialty Crops Council, the seminar is scheduled for June 5-6 in San Francisco.

“MRL” is the maximum concentration level of a pesticide residue legally permitted on food and animal feeds. Allowable levels can vary by region or country.

Past workshop participant and speaker, Michael Hurley, research coordinator for Sun-Maid Growers of California, said the workshop is a unique venue for discussion of pertinent issues with regulators, registrants and international representatives.

“It is an opportunity to share with experts your personal views on complicated pesticide issues in a neutral setting,” he adds.

On-line registration is required. Visit the CSCC website to register. Cost for the workshop is $350 per person through May 1. Cost is $425 per person after May 1.

Continuing education units from Calif. Dept. of Pesticide Regulation have been requested.

This workshop is designed for growers, shippers, marketers, trade organizations, registrants, regulatory personnel and anyone who has an interest in international trade.

California Specialty Crops Council is a recognized partnership of commodity groups and agricultural organizations that promotes the exchange of pest management and stewardship information.