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Event August 30, 2023

New webinar series – Phytosanitary Irradiation: Understanding & Unlocking Potential – Third Webinar

The PsIP is pleased to share details of the second 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.

The third and last webinar of this series is going to be presented on September 6th (15:00 GMT-4).

In this occasion the guest speaker is Laura Jeffers (USDA-APHIS) who introduces her topic “USDA APHIS PPQ Phytosanitary Irradiation Programs: Strong Roots and Still Growing”. A brief introduction about this:

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 please click: Register here