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» The Ninth Annual Chapman Phytosanitary Irradiation Forum

We are excited to welcome you to Melbourne for the Ninth Annual Chapman Phytosanitary Irradiation Forum in 2020. Use of phytosanitary irradiation, in terms of volume and range of products, has grown steadily in our host country, Australia. Melbourne will also be home to Steritech's new one-of-its-kind facility specifically designed to treat fresh produce

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2018 Phytosanitary Irradiation Forum Agenda & Presentations


   Thursday June 14, 2018


Opening Remarks

  • Dr. Anuradha Prakash, Chapman University, USA
  • Pornthep Nisamaneephong, Executive Director, TINT, Thailand
  • Dr. Vanida Khumnirdpetch, Minister, Office of Agricultural Affairs, Royal Thai Embassy, Washington D.C.

The Fundamentals of Phytosanitary Irradiation

Entomology and Quality

Moderator: Dr. Anuradha Prakash

Entomology and Quality

Moderator: Dr. Peter Follett

Process control and dosimetry

Moderator: Murray Lynch

Technology solutions for phytosanitary irradiation

Moderator: Yves Henon

Friday, June 15,2018

Country Updates

Moderator: Dr. Andrea Beam

The Distributor’s Perspective: Benjamin Reilly


From PRA to Pest Proofing: Confidence in the Process

Moderator: Carl Blackburn

Developing an Information Portal for Phytosanitary Irradiation

Phytosanitary Irradiation tomorrow

Summary and Adjournment

  • Dr. Anuradha Prakash, Chapman University, USA
  • Yves Henon, iiA, France

"It was indeed a pleasure for me to attend the 6th Irradiation Forum. It has been very informative for me and I had the opportunity of meeting, discussing and learning from the other participant's experience with irradiation as a phytosanitary treatment. This Forum was particularly important for me given that the NPPO of Mauritius is also envisaging the setting up of an irradiation facility for phytosanitary treatment. Hope that I will have the opportunity of participating in future Forums."

Padmini Seebun
National Plant Protection Office
Ministry of Agro Industry and Food Security

"Thank you very much, Anu, for inviting me to speak at the Forum – it was an excellent opportunity for me to learn more about the Industry concerns and new technologies, and to interact face-to-face with our Stakeholders.  I think you did a superb job arranging for and carrying out this forum – very smooth and well-organized!

Thanks again and I hope to stay in touch and continue to be involved with irradiation technology for phyto treatments."

Matthew T. Messenger, Ph.D.
Trade Director for Central America and the Caribbean
U.S. Department of Agriculture
APHIS PPQ Phytosanitary Issues Management