Papers - 2012

2012 TPSA Conference photos.

Pesticide and Agricultural Plastics Stewardship 12th Annual Conference


Welcome to Boise and the 12th Annual Conference of The Pesticide Stewardship Alliance. It’s great to have so many enthusiastic people from such diverse backgrounds gathered in one place with the same vision. TPSA is proud to facilitate such a gathering and very appreciative of its sponsors, who make this event possible through their generous financial contributions.

Attendees to the conference representing industry, academia, state and federal government are from all over the United States and several foreign countries.

Boise is known as the City of Trees. Boise possesses an independence and creative spirit not found in many other places. With its stunning scenery, abundant natural resources and year-round outdoor activities, it's no surprise Boise consistently lands on national "best places" lists for families, businesses and recreation year after year. Boise is many things from urban to outdoorsy. It's wild and relaxing, yet friendly and unforgettable.

We hope you enjoy your time in Boise. We are pleased with what we feel is a fantastic program put together by some very hard working people within TPSA.

Cary Hamilton
President TPSA
Ed Cranson
Board Chairman TPSA

Many Thanks to TPSA’s 2012 Corporate Sponsors!


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The Pesticide Stewardship Alliance (TPSA) is a non-profit organization that brings together technical experts, researchers, pesticide applicators, regulators, educators, crop protection industry, hazardous waste industry, agricultural plastic recyclers, environmental and public health constituents, students and others to promote and support improvements in stewardship of pesticides and agricultural plastics in the United States and internationally.


Wednesday, February 8 – 8:00 a.m. – Summit
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Ron Rychlak
Mississippi Defense Lawyers Association
Professor of Law
University of Mississippi School of Law

Pesticides, Global Warming and Environmental Law:
What You Need to Know

Ron is the author or co-author of seven books, a panelist for The
Washington Post’s “On Faith” blog, and a columnist for Crisis magazine online (hosted on, and he has been published in Notre Dame Law Review, UCLA Law Review, Boston College Law Review, Environmental Law (Lewis & Clark Law School), The Stanford Environmental Law Journal, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, and numerous other periodicals and

Ronald J. Rychlak is Mississippi Defense Lawyers Association Professor of Law at the University of Mississippi School of Law, where he has been on the faculty since 1987. For 13 years, he served as Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, and he currently serves as the university’s Faculty Athletic Representative to the NCAA and the Southeastern Conference.

Prior to joining the faculty at Ole Miss, Professor Rychlak practiced law with Jenner & Block in Chicago, and served as a clerk to the Hon. Harry W. Wellford of the U.S. Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals. Ron is an advisor to the Holy See’s delegation to the United Nations, and a member of the committee appointed by the Mississippi Supreme Court to revise the state’s criminal code. He also serves on the editorial board of The Gaming Law Review and as a member of the Mississippi Advisory Committee to the U.S. Civil Rights Commission.






12th Annual Pesticide Stewardship Conference – February 7-9, 2012 Boise Centre, Boise Idaho

Tuesday - FEBRUARY 7, 2012



TPSA Board Meeting (all are welcome)    Location: Aspen Room The Grove Hotel



Opening Reception    Location:  Hidalgo

Wednesday - FEBRUARY 8, 2012



Breakfast & Roundtable

TPSA Communications Committee Meeting
Facilitated by Nancy Fitz    Location:  Glen



Plenary: Welcome to Boise by President Cary Hamilton  
Location:  Summit

Moderator:  Kevin Neal, Office of the Indiana State Chemist

  • Keynote:  Pesticides, Global Warming and Environmental Law: What You Need to Know
    Ron Rychlak, University of Mississippi School of Law



Break – Exhibitor and Sponsor Displays      Location:  Meadow


Concurrent Session 1

International Stewardship

Moderator:  Barry Friesen, CleanFARMS™


Recycling Mini Bulk Containers

Moderator: Ed Cranson, J.R. Simplot


Stewardship to Minimize Drift

Moderator: Gail Amos, Washington State
Department of Ag



Break - Exhibitor & Sponsor Displays       Location:  Meadow



Awards Lunch   Location:  Glen



Break - Exhibitor & Sponsor Displays        Location:  Meadow


Concurrent Session 2

Pesticide Disposal, Agricultural Facilities and HHW        

Moderator: Kevin Neal, Office of the Indiana State Chemist


Pesticide Container Recycling and International Stewardship

Moderator: Barry Friesen, CleanFARMS™ Inc.


Communicating About Inversions

Moderator: Jack Peterson, Arizona Department of Ag



Break - Exhibitor & Sponsor Displays       Location: Meadow


Concurrent Session 3

Non-Agricultural Stewardship

Moderator:  Cary Hamilton, New Mexico Department of Agriculture/New Mexico State University

  • Termidor Stewardship: Proper Use - Dr. Andrew Goetz, BASF

Pesticide Container Recycling

Moderator:  Moderator: Nancy Fitz, U.S. EPA

Changing Applicator Behaviors to Minimize Off-target Movement

Moderator: Brian Brett, Dow AgroSciences



Break - Exhibitor & Sponsor Displays        Location: Meadow



Members Meeting   Location: Summit

Moderators: Ed Cranson/Cary Hamilton

Wed 7-10p

Grand Reception for Participants and Guests     

Location: Peregrines

Thursday - FEBRUARY 9, 2012



Breakfast Roundtables   Location: Navarro B

International Stewardship Follow Up
Facilitated by TBA

Mini Bulk Recycling Public Service Ad Campaign
Facilitated by Nancy Fitz, U.S. EPA


Concurrent Session 4

New Ideas for Sustainable Agriculture    Location:  Villa

Moderator:  Cary Hamilton, New Mexico
Department of Agriculture/New Mexico State University

Pesticide Container Recycling and Agricultural Plastics Management

Moderator:  Barry Friesen, CleanFARMS™ Inc.

  • Emissions From Open Burning Pesticide Containers - Brian Gullett, Dennis Tabor, Abderrahmane Touati, Jeanne Kasai and Nancy Fitz; Presented by Nancy Fitz, U.S. EPA
  • State of Agricultural Plastics Management: Government Perspective - Deborah Brooker, Ontario Ministry of Ag
  • Idaho Pesticide Container Recycling - Vic Mason, Idaho State Dept. of Ag
  • Discussion: Benefits of Recycling Agricultural Plastics

Best Management Practices

Moderator: Ed Cranson, Simplot

  • Comment Session on CropLife America’s New BMPs for Ground and Airblast Sprayers - Bob Wolf, Wolf Consulting LLC
  • H2Ovis Geo Monitor Visual Information System: a web based iPad and GPS aware mobility application designed to display GIS spatial data layers and allow field users to
    upload data while on the move - Allan Hovis, Bayer CropScience



Break - Exhibitor & Sponsor Displays   Location: Meadow


Concurrent Session 5

Pesticide Disposal

Moderator: Joe Hoffman, Washington State
Department of Agriculture

  • Pesticide Disposal: Collection to Incineration - Fred Gabriel, Clean Harbors

Agricultural Plastics Management and International Stewardship

Moderator: Cam Davreux, C.B. Davreux & Associates Inc

Shifting the Spray Droplet Size Dialogue to VD.10 and Relative Span

Moderators: Jason Deveau, Ontario Ministry of Agriculture



Break - Exhibitor & Sponsor Displays    Location: Meadow



Lunch    Location:  Glen



Break - Exhibitor & Sponsor Displays    Location: Meadow


Concurrent Session 6

Agricultural Plastics Management

Moderator: Roger Springman, Agricultural Plastics Consultant, Wisconsin

Herbicide Symptomology

Moderator: Ples Spradley, University of Arkansas Extension



Break - Exhibitor & Sponsor Displays    Location: Meadow


Concurrent Session 7

Plastics-to-Fuel: 2012 Projects and Opportunities

Moderator: Nancy Fitz, U.S. EPA


7p onwards

Off Site Event at Leku Ona – 117 South 6th St., Boise, ID

Many Thanks to TPSA’s 2012 Conference Sponsors!

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