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National Program 308: Methyl Bromide Alternatives
2006 Customer, Stakeholder and Assessment Workshop
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AGENDA

 

Agricultural Research Service

NP 308 – Methyl Bromide Alternatives

Assessment and Customer Workshop

February 28 – March 2, 2006

Monterey Marriott Hotel, Monterey, California

 

Tuesday, February 28

Customer Input

11:15 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Registration

(Pick up meeting materials/name tags in front of San Carlos Ballroom)

1:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Welcome, Introductions, and Overview

Ken Vick, National Program 308 Leader, USDA-ARS

Agenda Day 1

1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

External Panel Assessment Report and Discussion

Gary Obenauf, Agricultural Research Consulting

NP 308 Assessment Panel Chair

 

o        Assessment of National Program 308: Methyl Bromide Alternatives 
o        Assessment Panel 308 Reccommendations 

3:00 p.m. to 3:15 p.m.

Break

3:15 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Critical Use Exemption Process

Marta Montoro, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency 

3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Customer Overviews: 

o        Florida Crops – Dan Botts
o        Post-Harvest – Jim Bair
o        California Strawberry – Dan Legard/Neil Nagata
o        Nursery Crops – Robert Woolley
o        Floriculture – Ian Greene
o        Perennials – Brent Barton

 

5:00 p.m. to 5:15 p.m.

Wrap up for the Day

Rick Bennett, National Program Leader, USDA-ARS

 

5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

 

Cash Bar and Social Hour –

Monterey Marriott Hotel, Ferrantes Bayview


 

Wednesday, March 1

       Breakout Discussions

8:00 a.m. to 8:10 a.m.

Opening Remarks/Logistics

Rick Bennett

8:10 a.m. to 8:30 a.m.

Charge to Breakout Groups for Breakout Session I

8:30 a.m. to 10:15 a.m.

Breakout Session I

o        Discussion of the NP 308 Assessment Report
o        Program Gaps
o        Research Needs – Brainstorming

 

10:15 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

Break

10:30 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.

Group Reporting from Breakout Session I

11:45 a.m. to 12:00 noon

Charge to Breakout Groups for Breakout Session II

12:00 noon to 1:00 p.m.

Lunch

Monterey Marriott Hotel – San Carlos Ballroom III

1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Breakout Session II

o        Research Prioritization
o        Networking, Partnering
o        Expected Impacts for the Next 5 Years

 

2:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Break

3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Breakout Session II (continued)

4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Group Reporting from Breakout Session II

5:00 p.m. to 5:15 p.m.

Final Summary of the Day and Adjourn

Ken Vick

Thursday, March 2

      Action Plan

8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.

Opening Remarks/Logistics

Ken Vick and Rick Bennett

Writing the Action Plan for NP 308

o        National Program Organization and Action Plan Structure
o        Action Plan Components and Problem Areas

 

9:00 a.m. to 10:15 a.m.

      Breakout Session III

o        Action Plan Structure
o        Action Plan Components and Problem Areas
o        Selection of Component Writing Teams
o        Establish Timelines for Writing the Action Plan   
     Components

 

10:15 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

      Break

10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

     Group Reporting From Breakout Session III

11:30 a.m. to 12:00 noon

     Next Steps/Summary of Workshop

Ken Vick and Rick Bennett

12:00 noon

     Adjourn

 

 

 

 


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