15th Annual Pesticide Stewardship Conference

Conference Introduction

15th Annual Pesticide Stewardship Conference
February 10-12, 2015, in Savannah, GA

Featuring sessions on pesticide safety and stewardship, pesticide disposal programs, container recycling and agricultural plastics management

TPSA's mission
To improve stewardship throughout the pesticide life cycle — increasing effectiveness and efficiency, proper labeling, judicious application, proper handling of empty containers, and waste minimization.

Conference objectives
To serve as a forum to facilitate networking and cooperation among parties from around the world who are involved in any aspect of pesticide stewardship or agricultural plastics management. TPSA seeks individuals with pertinent information from private companies, public entities and organizations who are willing to share their stories, findings, and challenges to attend and participate in this year's conference.

Keynote speaker
The Pesticide Stewardship Alliance is happy to announce that Dr. Charles Pearson will be the keynote speaker at the 2014 Annual Conference.

Dr. Charles Pearson is the head of product safety in North America for Syngenta Crop Protection, LLC. His team is responsible for delivering safety studies and assessments supporting registrations of crop protection, seed care, lawn and garden, and biotechnology products. The department conducts research in toxicology, ecotoxicology, environmental fate, metabolism, protein and molecular characterization, nutritional equivalence, and human and environmental exposure. This information is used to evaluate potential risks to humans and environmental non-target organisms.

Charles joined the company in 1990 as a field development scientist. Over his career he has served as a technical brand manager, senior regulatory manager, regional R&D manager, and held several leadership positions within product safety, including: USA head of dietary safety, head of environmental exposure and effects, and global lead for operator and consumer safety . In 2012, Charles was named regional head of product safety.

Dr. Pearson has an undergraduate degree in Plant Science from the Pennsylvania State University and his Master and Ph.D. degrees in Plant Pathology from Kansas State University.

TPSA is honored and excited to have Dr. Pearson join us in San Diego!