Start date: March 2, 2020

End date: March 5, 2020

Location: Hyatt Regency Maui Resort and Spa, Hawaii


The 2020 annual meeting of the Weed Science Society of America was held Mar 2-5 at the Hyatt Regency Maui Resort and Spa, Hawaii. CPDA is a 2020 WSSA Sustaining Member.


Date: April 15, 2020

Time: 1:00PM CST

Location: Conference Call


The CPDA Spring Annual Meeting will be held by conference call on Tuesday, April 15th, 2020


View CPDA’s webinar presentation of “The Importance of Adjuvant Selection in your 2020 Crop protection Decisions” The selection of the right tank mix adjuvant for use with a crop protection herbicide can be a determining factor as to whether a grower will have a successful year. Providing adjuvant sales support and education, CPDA conducted this informative webinar on the afternoon of Tuesday, April 21st at 1:00 pm (CST). Joe Gednalske, the featured speaker, is a leading national expert on agricultural use of tank mix adjuvants. 



Start date: April 22, 2020

End date: April 24, 2020

Location: Arlington, VA

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The April 22 – 24 conference is Postponed due to COVID-19. CPDA is collaborating with the CLA-RISE Spring Regulatory conference which includes several breakout sessions organized by CPDA.   CPDA will continue to provide updated conference information and once new dates are scheduled an announcement will be made.


The April 22 meeting is Postponed due to COVID-19. The CPDA-CLA Joint Inert Steering Committee “JISC” Meeting was to be held in conjunction with the Spring Regulatory Conference. CPDA will provide notification when the date of this meeting is rescheduled.


Start date: May 4, 2020

End date: May 6, 2020

Location: Charleston, South Carolina

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The May 4 – 6 conference has been Cancelled due to COVID-19.  CPDA announces that the Adjuvants & Inerts Conference will return in the Spring of 2021 and will feature a more robust program.  Additionally, CPDA will be increasing both content and networking opportunities at CPDA’s future upcoming 2020 events, and will be implementing alternative methods of distributing information on important topics, industry issues, and valued information. Stay tuned for additional details!

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CPDA Webinar

Join CPDA on May 5th, 2020 at 1PM CDT

Agriculture Economic Outlook, Managing Risk, Capturing Opportunities

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This informative webinar will be presented by Ken Zuckerberg, Senior Economist, CoBank’s Knowledge Exchange Division


This webinar’s key presentation is sponsored by Helena Agri-Enterprises, LLC

The Q&A session is sponsored by Brandt Consolidated, Inc


Webcast series is open to Members and Non-Members.

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CPDA Webinar

Join CPDA on June 9th, 2020 at 1PM CDT

The Value of Adjuvants with Fungicides

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You are invited to join us for a CPDA webinar presentation on “THE VALUE OF ADJUVANTS WITH FUNGICIDES” featuring:

  • Joe Gednalske, CPDA Manager of Membership and Value Promotion, and guest speaker,
  • Steve Roehl, Agriculture Strategy Manager at Southern Minnesota Beet Sugar Cooperative

Fungicides are an important tool in U.S. crop production.  The increase in resistance poses a threat.  The development of new active ingredients, lower cost generic product options, and the benefits of improved plant health have contributed to an increase in the use of fungicides on a variety of crops. The upcoming CPDA webinar will examine how adjuvants can provide improved canopy penetration to facilitate the uptake of systemic fungicides and  coverage for both systemic and contact fungicides. Examples of how adjuvants and fungicides can work in tandem in providing enhanced plant protection and production benefits will be illustrated with case studies of both ground and air applications.

Joe Gednalske, CPDA Manager of Membership and Value Promotion is a leading national expert on the use of agricultural tank mix adjuvants and has been assisting CPDA in raising the visibility of its flagship Adjuvant Certification Program and promoting the benefits of adjuvants in agricultural production.

Co-presenting will be guest speaker Steve Roehl – Agriculture Strategy Manager at Southern Minnesota Beet Sugar Cooperative.  Steve has an M.S. degree in Weed Science from NDSU and more than 27 years of experience in research agronomy, sugarbeet production, adjuvants, and fertilizers. In the sugarbeet industry loss of pathogen sensitivity to fungicide active ingredients has been a major driver to pursue adjuvant-based products. Steve’s portion of the presentation will focus on the value that adjuvants and adjuvant systems provide when tank mixed with fungicides for sugar beets. Steve will discuss the role of certain adjuvants in minimizing the development of fungal plant pathogen resistance to current fungicides.

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Join CPDA for a Webinar Tuesday, July 28th!



Date:     Tuesday, July 28, 2020,  1:00 – 2:00 p.m. CDT

You are invited to join us for a CPDA webinar presentation on “HOW CPDA CERTIFICATION CAN INCREASE VALUE AND SALES OF ADJUVANTS” featuring:

The feature guest speaker is Dr. Rich Zollinger who spent most of his career at North Dakota State University (NDSU) researching adjuvants and training the industry on how to effectively use adjuvant products. Rich recently retired from NDSU and joined AMVAC Corporation. He has agreed to share his experience and  the pesticide manufacturer industry perspective on the use of adjuvants.

Rebecca Peters (Precision Laboratories, LLC), Chair of the CPDA Adjuvant Committee, will be featured during the webinar to discuss the process of getting adjuvants certified.

Joe Gednalske, CPDA Manager of Membership and Value Promotion, will provide an overview of the association’s continued plans to promote the Adjuvant Certification Program.  Joe will also discuss CPDA’s efforts with the basic and generic suppliers to recommend CPDA Certified Adjuvants.

Please note that the upcoming webinar on Tuesday, July 28th is free to members and non-members.

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Start date: September 30, 2020

End date: October 1, 2020

CPDA 2020 Annual Meeting – Following guidance from state and federal authorities around public gatherings the CPDA Annual Meeting will no longer be an “in-person” meeting as originally scheduled for September 30 & October 1, 2020, in Aventura, Florida, FL.

CPDA’s Annual Meeting instead will be a “virtual” or webinar format with details to be released the end of August 2020. Information will be posted to the CDPA Website and announcement will be emailed the last week of August.

CPDA invites and welcomes Members and Non-Members to attend the CPDA Annual Meeting.

Join CPDA for its next upcoming webinar titled “Government Relations Election Recap & Policy Update – presented by CropLife America”

CPDA is pleased to announce and invite you to the upcoming webinar featuring a special presentation provided by CropLife America, Government Affairs.   A portion of the hour-long presentation will be dedicated to an election 2020 readout which will detail key findings and provide insight on what the industry can expect with the 117th Congress and incoming Administration.  We will also discuss CPDA and CropLife America policy priorities and how our industry can be politically engaged moving forward!

The CropLife America Government Affairs Team providing the presentation include Jim Massie (consultant for CLA, presenting on election recap), Brian Glenn, Beau Greenwood, Ethan Mathews, Molly O’Connor, Jeff Case, and Riley Titus.

A question and answer session will be provided at the end of the presentation.