UPCOMING CPDA WEBINAR
CPDA announces the third installment of an educational Webinar Series titled “Adjuvants 101”. More Information to come!
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ADJUVANTS 101: Oils and How the Demand is Affecting Availability
ADJUVANTS 101: Utility Adjuvants and Drift
ADJUVANTS 101: SURFACTANTS, STICKERS, AND SILICONES
This webinar is CPDA’s second installment of an educational Webinar Series titled “Adjuvants 101”. The webinar, “Adjuvants 101: Surfactants, Stickers, and Silicones”, features special guests Johnnie Roberts, CPDA Director of Education-Adjuvant Chemistry, along with Kevin Crosby, Director of Research and Development Adjuvants Unlimited, and Joe Gednalske, CPDA Director of Education-Adjuvant Development.
ADJUVANTS 101: HISTORY OF ADJUVANTS
This webinar begins the kick-off of an educational Webinar Series titled “Adjuvants 101”. “Adjuvants 101: The History of Adjuvants”, featured special guest Johnnie Roberts, formerly of Helena Agri-Enterprises, along with Bob Herzfeld, Exacto, and CPDA’s Joe Gednalske as Moderator.
OPTIMIZING GLYPHOSATE PERFORMANCE IN 2022
In 2022, we may have the potential for supply shortages of one of the most important crop protection products in US agriculture, Glyphosate. However, we have already seen Glyphosate’s cost rise considerably from past years. Therefore, optimizing every ounce of glyphosate is in everyone’s best interest! In this webinar we will discuss the importance of adjuvant systems and application methods for optimizing Glyphosate performance.
This webinar features special guests, Dr. Rich Zollinger (former NDSU), Dr. Zollinger spent most of his career at North Dakota State University “NDSU” researching adjuvants and training the industry on how to effectively use adjuvant products, and Dr. Greg Kruger, BASF (Former UNL). Dr. Kruger is a lead expert in spray application technology, pesticide drift, maximizing efficiency and efficacy of pesticide applications, and the interactions between pest management strategies. Joe Gednalske, CPDA Manager, will also be joining the presentation as a moderator and speaker.
IMPACT OF PRODUCT SUPPLY CHALLENGES AND HERBICIDE RESISTANCE ON WEED MANAGEMENT TACTICS 2021
CPDA welcomes special guest, DR. BRYAN YOUNG, Professor of Weed Science, Department of Botany and Plant Pathology, Purdue University. Product supply issues that started with glyphosate in 2021 are now forecasted through 2022 for other critical herbicides such as glufosinate, clethodim, and possibly several others. Supply issues, combined with a huge price increase for some products, and the continued weed evolution of herbicide resistance should have farmers re-thinking their best weed management options for 2022. Weeds can still be managed, but the approach becomes more complex and deserves progressive planning. A greater focus on soil residual herbicides and adjuvant systems that optimize herbicide applications to ‘stretch’ product quantities are easily justified.
BAD WEATHER, SMART CHEMISTS, AND TAX POLICY DRIVING CHANGES IN RAW MATERIAL MARKETS
This is part 2 of the CPDA 2021 annual business meeting. This is a special industry presentation with guest Kevin Crosby, Adjuvants Unlimited.
PPC & PRIA OVERVIEW
CPDA welcomes special guest speaker Laurie Flanagan, Executive Vice President, D.C. Legislative and Regulatory Services, Inc. who will provide an overview about the Pesticide Policy Coalition (PPC) as well as the Pesticide Registration Improvement Act Coalition (PRIA).
Laurie will be presenting on topics such who is the PPC and PRIA and what does PPC and PRIA do. The Pesticide Policy Coalition (PPC) represents food, agriculture, fiber, pest management and related organizations that support transparent, fair and science-based regulation of pest management. The Pesticide Registration Improvement Act (PRIA) Coalition works to bring new, dedicated funds to the Environmental Protection Agency’s Office of Pesticide Programs for more efficient pesticide registration and re-registration activities. Gary Halvorson, CPDA President will participate in the Q & A, along with our guest speaker Laurie Flanagan
CHEMICAL AND AGRICULTURAL INDUSTRY SUPPLY CHAIN CHALLENGES ADJUVANTS
This is part 3 of the CPDA 2021 annual business meeting. This is a special industry presentation with guest speaker Eric R. Bayer, President & CEO National Association of Chemical Distributors.
HOW TO NAVIGATE GROWER STICKER SHOCK OF CROP PROTECTION INPUTS
For most players in the agriculture industry, 2021 has been a rollercoaster of supply highs and lows, with many companies experiencing both the best and most challenging financial situation in years. The cost of chemical inputs has increased at the manufacturing level but may not have fully settled on the grower just yet. It is expected that continued tight supply coupled with inflation will be a shock to the growers’ system. Learn the factors that played into the supply storm of 2021 and how to prepare the supply chain this Fall for early purchasing leading into 2022. Originally presented August, 24, 2021.
THE CRITICAL IMPORTANCE OF RECENT ASTM ACTIVITIES AND HOW CHANGES MAY IMPACT ADJUVANTS!
CPDA welcomes featured guest Scott Tann, North America Business Manager, Agriculture Division, Lamberti USA, as he provides important information regarding the recent ASTM activities relating to Adjuvants. CPDA and ASTM have had a close link together for almost 30 years. ASTM Standard Definitions (ASTM E-609 and ASTM E-1519) related to Pesticides and Tank Mix Adjuvants, have been instrumental in establishing not only the CPDA Adjuvant Standards program but also industry policy and several state regulatory policies. Scott will describe the importance of this and how certain decisions could affect future labeling requirements for Adjuvant Products. ASTM is still critical to adjuvant and application technology business of CPDA members today. Originally presented March 10, 2021
INTRODUCTION OF THE CPDA APPLICATION ENHANCEMENT PROGRAM
Featured speakers Susan Sun, Croda, & Jim Reiss, Precision Laboratories describe the CPDA Application Enhancement Program, and its objective to assist growers and applicators to the right size spray droplets for herbicides, insecticides, and fungicides to minimize off target movement and maximize control. The program includes matching the Crop Protection Products to the optimum spray tip and drift reduction adjuvant. A Q&A session includes special guests Dr. Bradley K. Fritz, Supervisory Agricultural Engineer,Aerial Application Technology Research, USDA-ARS and Dr. Greg Kruger, BASF, former Associate Professor and Pesticide Application Technology and Weed Science Specialist from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Original presentation 02/02/21.
ADJUVANT SUPPORT RESPONSIBLE AGRONOMY IN GOOD YEARS & BAD
(00:00-18:43) Joe Gednalske addresses the commodity markets impact on future crop input decisions and its affect on growers and retailers response to adjuvant usage. Including: When Ag Commodity Markets are low, what happens to adjuvant use? Does the Grower know the value of his adjuvant investment? How adjuvant investment provides opportunities. “INPUT TRENDS AND IMPLICATIONS FOR 2021” (18:44-48:40) Features guest Ken Zuckerberg, Senior Economist and Lead Industry Analyst, Knowledge Exchange Division, CoBank. Despite the lingering effects of COVID-19, the 2020 growing season is concluding on a high note with a good harvest in the books, fall applications underway and rising corn and soybean prices. The key question now is: “what does this mean for planted acreage and crop input sales during the 2021 growing season?” Presented 12/10/2020
HOW CPDA CERTIFICATION CAN INCREASE VALUE AND SALES OF ADJUVANTS
This webinar video highlights the benefit and value of CPDA Adjuvant Certification and also reviews the process and costs of product certification. The featured guest speaker Dr. Rich Zollinger, Professor Emeritus, NDSU has focused on researching adjuvants and training the industry on how to effectively use adjuvant products. Rich shares his experience and industry perspective on the use of adjuvants. Rebecca Peters (Precision Laboratories, LLC), Chair of the CPDA Adjuvant Committee, discusses the certification application process, and Joe Gednalske of CPDA, provides an overview of the certification history, value and importance, and the continued plans to promote the Adjuvant Certification Program.
THE IMPORTANCE OF ADJUVANT SELECTION IN YOUR 2020 CROP PROTECTION DECISIONS
Presentation by Joe Gednalske, Manager, CPDA Membership and Value Promotion. With literally a few thousand of adjuvants available, selecting a CPDA certified adjuvant is a great way to narrow your search for the best adjuvant. The takeaway was the importance of tank mix adjuvants in maximizing the performance of crop protection products. It is not uncommon to use two or more herbicides in a spray tank, each one having its own adjuvant requirements and a different mode of action. Premium adjuvants result in better performance of the herbicide, help minimize the potential for weed resistance, and lead to more successful crop protection applications.
THE VALUE OF ADJUVANTS WITH FUNGICIDES – PART 1
Part 1 Featuring Steve Roehl, Ag Strategy Manager, Southern Minnesota Beet Sugar Cooperative. Steve Roehl discussed some of the challenges in managing fungicide resistance. Over the last thirty years, sugar beet growers lost two fungicide families and now there are concerns over the potential for increased resistance. Steve addressed the problem of sub-lethal exposure which is a precursor for the development of resistance. Adjuvants play an important role in maximizing the application of fungicides including deposition aids, stickers, and spreaders.
THE VALUE OF ADJUVANTS WITH FUNGICIDES – PART II
Part 2 Presented by Joe Gednalske, Manager, CPDA Membership and Value Promotion, CPDA. Joe Gednalske discussed the beneficial role that adjuvants play in the fungicide market. Adjuvant products are important for increasing coverage, improving deposition, enhancing cuticle penetration, and facilitating retention of spray droplets on the plant leaf – key components of a successful fungicide application. Joe acknowledged that the evidence clearly shows the positive benefits that can be derived from the use of these adjuvants. Joe outlined the importance for a clear and consistent message on the value of adjuvants when used with fungicides in tank mixes
AGRICULTURE ECONOMIC OUTLOOK, MANAGING RISK, CAPTURING OPPORTUNITIES
Presented by Kenneth Scott Zuckerberg, lead analyst and Senior Economist with CoBank’s Knowledge Exchange Division. Mr. Zuckerberg will provide a summary of the present state of the domestic farm economy. The focus will be on the U.S. grain sector including the outlook for commodity prices, grain exports, and the related pressures on the ethanol market. He will discuss the current positioning of agricultural retailers and domestic supply chain operations in the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic. Mr. Zuckerberg will also offer his perspective on the opportunities that will present themselves once the pandemic is contained and the economic recovery gets underway as companies adjust to “a new normal.”