Third Live Webinar in PsIP Series: “USDA APHIS PPQ Phytosanitary Irradiation Programs: Strong Roots and Still Growing”

The PsIP is pleased to share details of the third and final webinar in its series that aims to share information and promote collaboration on the use of irradiation for phytosanitary purposes. Through these webinars, PsIP seeks to open an ongoing dialogue that will identify the needs and challenges of those industries involved in the production and cross border trade of fresh produce.

Each webinar includes a contribution from an expert speaker who will provide insight and discuss topics that are critical to the development of trade and phytosanitary irradiation.

You are invited to join us for the third webinar in this series:

“USDA APHIS PPQ Phytosanitary Irradiation Programs: Strong Roots and Still Growing”

Wednesday 6th September, 3pm – 4pm EDT

Our guest speaker for this webinar is Laura Jeffers (USDA Senior Risk Manager) who introduces her topic ‘USDA APHIS PPQ Phytosanitary Irradiation Programs: Strong roots and still growing’ has introduced her topic as follows:

“As trade ever grows, so do the opportunities for the movement of exotic pests on international cargo. Phytosanitary quarantine treatments are the last resort when in-country agricultural practices cannot entirely mitigate pest risk on commodities. For the U.S., phytosanitary irradiation treatments were first used with markets where traditional treatments, like methyl bromide fumigation or in-transit cold treatment, were unavailable or unsuitable. Now with 20+ years of experience, USDA APHIS PPQ looks to the future for this promising technology.

In order to register your interest in this event follow this link.

Please note: all webinars will be recorded and uploaded to the PsIP website for those that are not able to participate in the live event.

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