2014 Annual International Research
Conference on Methyl Bromide
Alternatives and Emissions Reductions

November 4-6, 2014
Sheraton Orlando North Hotel
600 North Lake Destiny Drive
Maitland, Florida 32751

Abstracts/Summaries due September 1, 2014

Special Session this year: Phytosanitary Irradiation Session

Sponsored by: Methyl Bromide Alternatives Outreach, in cooperation with: The Crop Protection Coalition, the U. S. Environmental Protection Agency, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture

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What?
When?
Where?
Why?
Program for 2014 Conference Draft
Program for 2013 Conference & PowerPoint Presentations
Candid Pictures at 2013 Conference thanks to Judy Johnson
Candid Pictures at 2012 Conference thanks to Judy Johnson
Candid Pictures at 2011 Conference thanks to Judy Johnson
Instructions for Presenters
Presenter's Form (Required)
Registration information
Conference Registration Form 
Hotel Information
Important Dates
Contact Information
Field Tour & Pictures 
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Program for 2004 Conference & PowerPoint Presentations 
Program for 2005 Conference & PowerPoint Presentations  
Program for 2006 Conference & PowerPoint Presentations
Program for 2007 Conference & Presentations
Program for 2008 Conference & PowerPoint Presentations
Program for 2009 Conference plus Presentations  

Program for 2010 Conference & PowerPoint Presentations
Program for 2011 Conference & PowerPoint Presentations
Program for 2012 Conference & PowerPoint Presentations

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What?

Under the Clean Air Act and Montreal Protocol, production of methyl bromide, a widely used fumigant in agriculture and forestry that is also an ozone-depleting substance, was phased out as of January 1, 2005 but there are allowable exemptions for users who do not have technically or economically feasible alternatives, see EPA Web Site. It is critical that current efforts continue to quickly develop and implement economically viable and environmentally sound alternatives. Since 1994, agricultural and forestry researchers from governmental, academic and private institutions, as well as extension agents and users, have gathered together in this forum to share information on a variety of laboratory, field, and on-farm research and technology transfer topics.
This conference is devoted to the sharing of information on current and ongoing research into methyl bromide alternatives. Attendance in the past has surpassed 400 researchers, growers, and interested persons, with a significant level of international participation. The conference will feature concurrent sessions concerning research on alternatives to methyl bromide for preplant, post-harvest, and structural uses.
Again we will have "Focused Discussion" sessions, focusing on specific issues with limited presentations and significant time allocated for discussion.
Updates on the International situation will be provided, as well as coverage of California and Florida issues.

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When?

November 4-6, 2014
The conference will officially start at 8:00 a.m. on Tuesday, November 4. Registration will be held from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Monday evening (11/3/14). Registration will continue on Tuesday morning.  The conference is expected to end at 5:00 PM on Thursday November 6.

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Where?

Orlando, Florida, USA

The conference will be at:

Sheraton Orlando North Hotel
600 North Lake Destiny Drive
Maitland, Florida 32751

Phone (407) 660-9000 or (866) 837-5175
and ask for
Government: MBK02A,  Attendee: MAK01A

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Why?

Objectives of the Conference:

* Support the gathering of data on potential alternatives to methyl bromide for future evaluation and prioritization.

* Enhance technology transfer processes needed to economically and commercially implement methyl bromide alternatives.

* Enhance scientific information and data exchange regarding current research on methyl bromide alternatives and emissions reduction.

* Have interdisciplinary scientific exchange on methyl bromide alternatives and related issues.

* Develop and distribute conference proceedings as an information source on state-of-the-art methyl bromide alternatives for use by Researchers, Users of Methyl Bromide, Legislators, Government Policy Officials, and all other interested parties.

* To present and discuss research results of new pest and crop management practices, used to help formulate an integrated on-farm plan and timetable to seamlessly transition agriculture to a methyl bromide alternative pest management system which minimizes pest, crop, and other potential economic impacts.

* Facilitate discussion between regulatory entities, researchers, and industry participants to identify high priority research needs, convey research results, and disseminate regulatory information.

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Instructions for Presenters

For your convenience, you can download the presentation instructions in one of two formats:

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Presenter's Form

Cover Sheet - Required

Please attach the Presenters Form with your Summary and email (please no Faxes) the Presenters Form and Summary together but separate attachments to gobenauf@agresearchconsulting.com.

For your convenience, you can download the Cover Sheet in one of two formats (If you get screen asking for a password, just select cancel):

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Registration Information

PreRegistration. . . . . . . . . . . $400.00 (until 10-30-14)
On-site Registration. . . . . . . . $500.00

Pre-Register On-Line with our Web Form now.  Send Check payment to:
Methyl Bromide Alternatives Outreach
6556 N. Dolores Ave.
Fresno, CA 93711
FAX: 559-449-9037
Phone: 559-449-9035

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Conference Registration Form

Please read the Conference Pre-Registration Responsibilities before you proceed to the Registration Form.  


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Hotel Information

This year's Conference will be held at:
Sheraton Orlando North Hotel
600 North Lake Destiny Drive
Maitland, Florida 32751

You must make your own hotel reservations!!
A Conference Block Rate will be held until October 22, 2014 at the Sheraton Hotel. Don't wait too long to make your reservations, as the conference hotel always fills quickly; you may have find a room elsewhere!  Click on Non-Government or Government below to register on line.

  • Non-Government Singles/Double $119.00
  • Triple Rate $129.00
  • Quad Rate $139.00
  • Government Rate  

1-866-837-5175 and ask for Government: MBK02A,  Attendee: MAK01A

Government https://www.starwoodmeeting.com/Book/MBAOGovernment 
Non-Government
https://www.starwoodmeeting.com/Book/MBAOAttendee 

Facilities Usage Fee ($250)
Where to stay?
We know that, for many attendees, finding the lowest possible hotel rate is paramount, and we are aware that often people choose to stay on the outskirts of town and then choose to drive to the conference each day.
However, before you book your hotel room for the MBAO Annual Conference, we want to mention the following ....


You can visit the hotel web site and register in the Methyl Bromide Alternatives Outreach or MBA block of rooms.

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Important Dates...

November 4-6, 2014: Orlando, Florida, Sheraton Orlando North
November 9-11, 2015: San Diego, California, DoubleTree Hotel

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Florida Methyl Bromide Alternatives Research Tour
The 2002 Tour Information is available.  The tour will take place on Thursday November 7, 2002.   

To see 2002 Tour Pictures.   

To see 2001 Tour Pictures

Please indicate on the ../../graphics if you plan to attend the tour.  It is difficult to make arrangements without your input.


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For Further Information:

Methyl Bromide Alternatives Outreach
6556 N. Dolores Ave.
Fresno, CA 93711
TEL: 559-449-9035
FAX: 559-449-9037
email: gobenauf@agresearchconsulting.com
Questions? Send us an email! Questions? Send us an Email!

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Link to EPA methyl bromide phase out web site EPA Methyl Bromide Phase Out Web Site

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Written by Methyl Bromide Alternative Outreach with help from Agricultural Research Consulting and Kipling Obenauf.