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October 5, 2015
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BCI attended the first Global Minor Use Priority Setting Workshop, held in Chicago, Illinois on September 20-22, 2015. 

This workshop was one of the outcomes from the 2012 Global Minor Use Summit 2. There were over 170 participants from over 30 countries at the workshop. The primary purpose was to identify pest priorities for minor uses on specialty crops. Three projects were selected for research – one each in a temperate, tropical, and greenhouse environment.

In addition, a number of presentations were given related to minor use capacity development, grower perspectives, and approaches to addressing minor uses internationally. These presentations are available on the IR-4 website, including a link to the informational posters exhibited at the event.

April 11, 2014
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On June 18 and 19, the California Specialty Crop Council (CSCC) will be hosting the 2014 MRL Workshop in San Francisco, California. The conference brings together trade associations, registrants, and regulatory professionals from around the world to discuss the latest developments in MRL policy.

Presentations will be given by nationally-known experts and international industry leaders. Topics include international trade trends, global registrations, pesticide residue monitoring, MRL strategies for growers, updates for international residue standards (US, NAFTA, Asia, EU, Codex, global etc.), inadvertent issues and panel discussions.

CSCC has made available online the  meeting registration form and the complete 2014 MRL Workshop agenda.

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