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Pesticide Roundtable

Pesticides Best Management Practices Roundtable

January 24-25, 2006 - Nebraska City, NE

The Heartland Water Quality Coordination Initiative's Nutrient and Pesticide Management (NPM) Team hosted a Pesticides Best Management Practices (BMPs) Roundtable at the Lied Lodge and Conference Center, located at the Arbor Day Farm in Nebraska City, NE. This roundtable was held on January 24-25, 2006.

The Pesticides Roundtable consisted of 24 participants from IA, KS, MO, and NE. These participants included university researchers and state and federal agency personnel. The NPM team hosted similar Roundtables in 2004 regarding Phosphorus BMPs, and 2005 covering Nitrogen BMPs. Both of these roundtables were followed by a summer workshop. This workshop was designed to discuss roundtable issues and to establish implementation procedures throughout the state and county levels. A similar workshop will be held this summer, June 6-8, 2006 to cover Pesticide BMPs.

Workshop Information and Presentations are listed below.

Roundtable Agenda

Roundtable Participants

Workshop Speakers and Presentations...

Overview of Pesticide Concerns in Region 7 - Brad Horchem, US EPA Region 7

Pesticide Contamination of Water in Kansas - Dale Lambley, KS Dept. of Agriculture

Pesticide Contamination of Water in Iowa - Mary Skopec, Iowa Geologic Survey

Pesticide Effects on Aquatic Organisms - Kyle Hoagland, University of Nebraska

Effects of Conservation Practices and Set Back on Pesticide Runoff - Tom Franti, University of Nebraska

Pesticides and Water Research Update for Missouri - Robert Lerch, USDA-ARS

Pesticides and Water Research Update for Kansas - Dan Devlin and Phil Barnes, Kansas State University

Review of Nutrient and Pesticide Management Website - Amanda Schielke, Kansas State University

Trends in Atrazine in Iowa: Ways of Examining Data - Rich Pope, Iowa State University and Mary Skopec, Iowa Geologic Survey

Pesticides and Water Research Update for Nebraska - Mark Bernards, University of Nebraska

Pesticides and Water Research Update for Iowa - Jim Ellerhoff, IA Dept. of Agriculture

Integrating GIS and Soil Land Data for Potential Pesticide Loss to Water - Patrick Shea and Maribeth Milner, University of Nebraska

Small Group Discussions:

Regional Collaborative Efforts and Opportunities:

    • The NPM Website - What role should it play for improved pesticide management?
    • A Regional Extension Publication targeted to a professional audience
    • Development and application of criteria for identification of major pollutant source areas within watersheds with the current state of knowledge

Planning of the June Pesticides BMP Workshop:

    • Topics to be addressed and resource people
    • Topics for workshop breakout groups

Research Needs:

    • Identify opportunities to meet needs through regional collaboration
    • Identify the objectives, funding opportunities, and the next steps to be taken for a few priority opportunities.

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- This material is based upon work supported by the National Institute of Food and Agriculture, U.S. Department of Agriculture, under Agreement No. 2008-51130-19526.

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