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Proceedings of fifth international conference on alternatives to methyl bromide

  • Start date : 27/09/2004 00:00:00
  • End date : 30/09/2004 23:59:59
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LISBON, PORTUGAL, 27-30 SEPTEMBER 2004

Editors: Tom Batchelor and Flávia Alfarroba

The "Fifth International Conference on Alternatives to Methyl Bromide" was held in Lisbon, Portugal, 27-30 September 2004.  It was attended by about 170 technical experts and participants from 30 developed and developing countries.

The Conference consisted of the following sections:

Keynote papers that summarised the procedures for critical use exemptions (CUEs) for methyl bromide submitted to, and evaluated by, the Montreal Protocol's technical experts, and the results of their work; the procedures for licensing methyl bromide for CUEs; The impact of European legislation on pesticides including methyl bromide and its alternatives; an update on methyl bromide and ozone depletion; agriculture certification standards; industry-government partnerships for rapid registration of alternatives; technology transfer; and the importance of leadership in eliminating methyl bromide; 

Overview papers that examined the development and implementation of alternatives in tomato and strawberry crops where most of the methyl bromide is consumed;

Scientific and commercial papers that showed the new products under development and the state of play for alternatives that have been on the market for a range of crops for some time. These papers were grouped into sessions on Strawberry production; Cut-flowers and ornamentals; Improved application methods; Quarantine and pre-shipment; Tomato, pepper and other vegetables; Structures, commodities and artifacts; and International standards, technology transfer and adoption of alternatives.

Alternatives Fair where companies were invited to display and demonstrate products and equipment on methyl bromide alternatives;

Alternatives in use that consisted of summary presented by the co-chairs of each of the sessions; and

Posters were displayed that supported the presentations made by experts.

The major sponsors of the Conference were the Instituto do Ambiente (IA, Ministry of Environment), Direcção-Geral de Protecção das Culturas (DGPC, Ministry of Agriculture), the Technical University of Lisbon / Faculty of Agronomy, ADISA (Associação para o Desenvolvimento do Instituto Superior de Agronomia) and the European Commission. We are also grateful to Dow AgroSciences for a financial contribution towards the cost of the travel expenses for some technical experts.

The organisers gratefully acknowledge the hard work by all those that attended and contributed to the success of the Conference; and to those organisations and enterprises that sponsored the attendance of experts, participants and key events which helped to make this Conference a success.

The "Proceedings of the Fifth International Conference on Alternatives to Methyl Bromide" contains more than 300 pages of information. First, you may wish to download a copy of the SPEAKER PROGRAMMEpdf(239 kB) Choose translations of the previous link  which shows the speakers and their papers according to the ten Conference themes (shown in red below). Secondly, you may wish to open the Zipzip(3.12 Mb) Choose translations of the previous link  or Acrobatpdf(1.85 Mb) Choose translations of the previous link  versions of the full Conference Proceedings and print a copy. Thirdly, you may wish to view the Conference Proceedings and only select the pages and papers for printing that are of interest to you.  In all versions the colour cover of the Conference Proceedings has not been included in order to reduce the size of the file that can be downloaded and printed.

1. International and national measures affecting the critical uses of methyl bromide

Summary of reports of the meetings of the parties to the montreal protocol on exemptions for the critical uses of methyl bromide for 2005 and 2006.pdf(574 kB) Choose translations of the previous link 
M.F. Hildebrand

The impact of the montreal protocol and european union controls on methyl bromide.pdf Choose translations of the previous link 
T.A. Batchelor

Update on the review of pesticides in the european union and implications for methyl bromide and chemical alternatives.pdf(1.17 Mb) Choose translations of the previous link 
L. Smeets 

2. Strawberry production

Strawberry fruit production: summaries of alternatives to methyl bromide fumigation and trials in different geographic regions.pdf(1.94 Mb) Choose translations of the previous link 
i. Porter, S. Mattner, R. Gounder, R. Mann, J. Banks and P. Fraser

Main results of trials on methyl bromide alternatives for strawberry fruit and runners produced in spain.pdf(3.38 Mb) Choose translations of the previous link 
J.M. Lopez aranda, L. Miranda, F. Romero, B. De los santos, C. Soria, J.J. Medina, F. Montes, J.M. Vega, J.I. Paez, J. Bascon, A. Martinez-treceño, D. Garcia-sinovas, E. Garcia-mendez, M. Becerril, A. De cal, T. Salto, M.L. Martinez-beringola, and P. Melgarejo

Substrates as an alternative to methyl bromide for strawberry fruit production in northern europe in both protected and field production.pdf(2.99 Mb) Choose translations of the previous link   
F. Lieten

Substrate system for production of strawberry fruit in spain and mediterranean climates.pdf(3.25 Mb) Choose translations of the previous link   
J. López-medina, A. Peralbo, M.A. Fernández, D. Hernanz, G. Toscano, M.C.  hernández & F. Flores

Use of 1,3-dichloropropene / chloropicrin for the production of strawberries in spain.pdf(907 kB) Choose translations of the previous link   
T. Carrera, A. Carrera and V. Pedros   

The use of telopic in strawberry production in spain.pdf(1.43 Mb) Choose translations of the previous link   
Juan Ortega

The use of fumigants and grafted plants as alternatives to methyl bromide for the production of tomatoes and vegetables in italy.pdf(2.25 Mb) Choose translations of the previous link   
Carlo Spotti

The use of biofumigation with new types of solarisation film for strawberry production in spain.pdf(4.88 Mb) Choose translations of the previous link   
J.J. Medina, L. Miranda, F. Romero, B. De los santos, F. Montes, J.m. Vega, J.I. Paez, J. Bascon, C. Soria and J.M. Lopez aranda

Strawberry nurseries: summaries of alternatives to methyl bromide fumigation and trials in different geographic regions.pdf(2.45 Mb) Choose translations of the previous link 
I. Porter, S. Mattner, R. Mann and R. Gounder

3. Cucurbits (melon, watermelon and cucumber)

Use of grafted cucurbits in the mediterranean region as an alternative to methyl bromide.pdf(939 kB) Choose translations of the previous link   
A. Miguel

Low cost substrate adoption on cucurbitaceae crops: syntesis of experiences carried out in sardiniapdf(152 kB) Choose translations of the previous link   
L. Ledda

The use of methyl bromide alternatives for cucurbit production.pdf(293 kB) Choose translations of the previous link   
R. Chabrier

4. Cut-flowers and ornamentals

Overview of alternatives to methyl bromide for cut-flower production in industrialized countries.pdf(3.81 Mb) Choose translations of the previous link 
M. Pizano

Alternatives to methyl bromide for producing cut flowers and bulbs in developing countriespdf(2.98 Mb) Choose translations of the previous link 
M. Pizano 

Metham sodium as an alternative to methyl bromide for cut-flower production in europe and africa.pdf(2.11 Mb) Choose translations of the previous link 
M. Barel

Production of carnations without the use of methyl bromide.pdf(832 kB) Choose translations of the previous link 
M. Llaurado

5. Improved application methods

A systems approach to replace methyl bromide soil fumigation.pdf(5.69 Mb) Choose translations of the previous link 
J. W. Noling 1 and J.P. Gilreath

New equipment and improved formulations of 1,3-dichloropropene and chloropicrin.pdf(1.69 Mb) Choose translations of the previous link   
J.D. Busacca &  P.J. Tsakonas

Improved techniques for the application of metam sodium.pdf(5.17 Mb) Choose translations of the previous link 
J-M. Rabasse

Improved techniques for the cost-effective application of steam as an alternative to methyl  bromide.pdf(3.61 Mb) Choose translations of the previous link   
M. Barel

6. Quarantine and pre-shipment

Preliminary results of an international survey on the use methyl bromide for quarantine and pre-shipment.pdf(1.36 Mb) Choose translations of the previous link   
S.C. Ogden

Global protection of plants and the environment - the international plant protection convention and quarantine and pre-shipment applications of methyl bromide.pdf(1.46 Mb) Choose translations of the previous link 
M.B. De hoop

Practical alternatives to methyl bromide for use as quarantine and pre-shipment treatments in north america.pdf(1.57 Mb) Choose translations of the previous link   
P. G. Fields, L. G. Neven and J. Johnson

Overview of alternatives for the disinfestation of solid-wood packing material.pdf(962 kB) Choose translations of the previous link 
I. mueller-sannmann

7. Tomato, pepper and other vegetables

Leading methyl bromide alternatives in commercial use for tomato production in different all geographic regions except the united states.pdf(2.25 Mb) Choose translations of the previous link   
M. Besri

Leading methyl bromide alternatives for tomato production in the united states of america.pdf(2.82 Mb) Choose translations of the previous link 
J.P. Gilreath &  B.M. Santos

Protected vegetable production in mediterranean region without the use of methyl bromide.pdf(814 kB) Choose translations of the previous link 
N. Loumakis

Use of grafted plants and ipm methods for the production of tomatoes in the mediterranean region.pdf(950 kB) Choose translations of the previous link 
A. Miguel

Adoption of methyl bromide alternatives in tomato and vegetable production in sardinia.pdf(1.74 Mb) Choose translations of the previous link 
S. Leoni, L. Ledda , G.F. Marras

Alternatives to methyl bromide for soil treatment in latin america.pdf(2.19 Mb) Choose translations of the previous link 
E. pérez montesbravo

Metyhl bromide alternatives project in lebanon.pdf(2.63 Mb) Choose translations of the previous link 
G. Haroutunian

Biofumigation as an alternative to methyl bromide for the production of tomatoes and other vegetables.pdf(2.32 Mb) Choose translations of the previous link 
A. García-álvarez, A. Bello, R. Sanz, A. Piedra buena, A. Monserrat, M.A. Díez-rojo

Use of substrates for intensive production of vegetables in europe and mediterranean regions.pdf(1.99 Mb) Choose translations of the previous link 
F. Tognoni, L. Incrocci & A. Pardossi

Dutch approach on alternatives to methyl bromide including a new development: hot air treatment.pdf(2.19 Mb) Choose translations of the previous link 
W.T. Runia &  A. Greenberger

8. Structures, commodities and artefacts

Overview: chemical alternatives to methyl bromide used for structures.pdf(384 kB) Choose translations of the previous link 
D. K. Mueller

Food processing sanitation top priority for controlling pests without methyl bromide.pdf(1.31 Mb) Choose translations of the previous link 
V. Sotiroudas

Commercial use of sanitation, ipm and heat for disinfestation of flour mills and food processing facilities.pdf(1.75 Mb) Choose translations of the previous link 
D.M. Stanbridge

Methyl bromide alternatives used in northern and central europe for the disinfestation of structures.pdf(1.75 Mb) Choose translations of the previous link 
henrik L. Lange

The use of controlled atmospheres and heat for the disinfestation of commodities, artefacts and structures.pdf(1.69 Mb) Choose translations of the previous link 
F. Bergwerff

The role of attitudes, economy and training in methyl bromide substitution: an example from the post-harvest sector.pdf(2.19 Mb) Choose translations of the previous link 
J. Böye and O. Mück

Case study: the use of controlled atmosphere for pest control in lassie rice storage facilities (a sara lee company).pdf(868 kB) Choose translations of the previous link   
C.J.H.  maas

Transportable hermetic storage and vacuum equipment for disinfestation of durable commodities.pdf(717 kB) Choose translations of the previous link 
S. Finkelman, S. Navarro, M. Rindner & R. Dias

Integrated stored product protection methods to replace the use of methyl bromide for pest control in grains, dried fruits and nuts.pdf(2.31 Mb) Choose translations of the previous link    
C. Adler

Disinfestation of chestnuts without the use of methyl bromide. pdf(1010 kB) Choose translations of the previous link   
M. D. Anastácio & A. Pires

The use of sulphuryl fluoride in europe for structure and commodity disinfestation.pdf(690 kB) Choose translations of the previous link 
C. H. Bell 

9. International standards, technology transfer and adoption of alternatives

Update on methyl bromide and ozone depletion.pdf(1.09 Mb) Choose translations of the previous link 
R.G. Derwent, P.G. Simmonds, S. O'doherty & A.J. Manning

International mps certification system for cut-flower production.pdf(2.99 Mb) Choose translations of the previous link 
P. Van't hoff 

Reducing the use of methyl bromide via eurepgap - the private sector holistic approach.pdf(2.28 Mb) Choose translations of the previous link 
K. Moeller

Industry-government partnership for the rapid registration of alternatives to methyl bromide  -  update of results in the united states.pdf(554 kB) Choose translations of the previous link 
J. A. Norton, J.J. Baron & R. E. Holm 

The importance of leadership and innovative activities for the successful implementation of the montreal protocol.pdf(202 kB) Choose translations of the previous link 
L.J.M. Kuijpers, S.O. Andersen &  J.I. Pons

International and national policies that have promoted - the reduction and phase-out of methyl bromide.pdf(416 kB) Choose translations of the previous link   
M.K. Miller

Effective technology transfer methods for adoption of methyl bromide alternatives in the soil sector in projects funded by the montreal protocol: the case of argentina.pdf(256 kB) Choose translations of the previous link 
A. Valeiro

The importance of technology transfer in the global phase out of methyl bromide.pdf(768 kB) Choose translations of the previous link   
d. K. Mueller

10. Poster abstracts, and poster-papers

The posters and poster-papers begin after page 275 in the proceedingspdf(1.85 Mb) Choose translations of the previous link 

11. alternatives fair

Update on sulfuryl fluoride as an alternative to methyl bromide.pdf(1.06 Mb) Choose translations of the previous link 
Jeff Welker

ECO2 products and services for mb alternativespdf(1.06 Mb) Choose translations of the previous link 
Nico Vroom

Heat and vacuum-hermetic systemspdf(832 kB) Choose translations of the previous link 
Shlomo Navarro

Commercially available alternatives for structures and commoditiespdf(1.06 Mb) Choose translations of the previous link 
Dave Mueller

Alternatives to methyl bromide in strawberry cropspdf(349 kB) Choose translations of the previous link 
Alejandro Peguero Martínez

Cultivit hot air treatment, the right alternative, at the right timepdf(1.38 Mb) Choose translations of the previous link 
Felix Peters

Sep 100, sodium azide-based broad spectrum pesticidepdf(645 kB) Choose translations of the previous link 
Doug Richards

Effect of dazitol and methyl bromide on nematodes in tomatoes, compared with untreated controlpdf(1.27 Mb) Choose translations of the previous link 
Jonathan Slevin

Use of agrocelhone in cut flower production in southern spainpdf(405 kB) Choose translations of the previous link 
Alejandro Peguero

Móvilvap steam equipment for soil disinfection (movie file, not available for website)
Edgardo Lalic

12. Summaries of alternatives presented in the papers

International and national measures affecting the critical uses of methyl bromidepdf(70 kB) Choose translations of the previous link 
Melanie Miller

Strawberry productionpdf(2.94 Mb) Choose translations of the previous link 
Ian Porter

Cucurbits - melon, watermelon, cucumber (antonio lavadinho);
structures, commodities & artefacts (jeff welker);
alternatives fair - soil treatments (ricardo gomes);
alternatives fair - postharvest treatments (david mueller)
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Cut-flowers & ornamentalspdf(88 kB) Choose translations of the previous link 
Marta Pizano

Tomato, pepper and other vegetablespdf(325 kB) Choose translations of the previous link 
Mohamed Besri

Improved application methodspdf(108 kB) Choose translations of the previous link 
Bielinski Santos

Quarantine and pre-shipmentpdf(832 kB) Choose translations of the previous link 
José Fernandes

International standards, technology transfer and adoption of alternativespdf(129 kB) Choose translations of the previous link 
Dean Stanbridge