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The Ninth Annual Phytosanitary Irradiation Forum
Pullman Albert Park, Melbourne, Australia
23-26 March 2020

Attendees at a 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.

Registration will be available in a few months at

Dr. Anuradha Prakash:

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+ - 2018 Forum Agenda and Presentations

2018 Forum Agenda

The fundamentals of phytosanitary irradiation- Yves Henon

Entymology and the evolution of generic doses-Dr. Peter Follett

USDA-APHIS research update-Dr. Andrea Beam

Can x-rays disinfest temperate pests in apples? Barbara Waddell

Irradiation of tropical fruits-Dr. Apiradee Uthairatanakij

Irradiation of star apple and cut flowers-Ly Nguyen

Phytosanitary irradiation of citrus-an African perspective-Cherin Balt

New research directions-Dr. Anuradha Prakash

Dosimetry for phytosanitary applications:do's and dont's-Florent Kuntz

Legal doses, specifies doses, target doses-Yves Henon

The future of food irradiation technology-Emily Craven

X-ray for extending shelf-life and safety of fresh produce-Evan Xu

Gamma for phytosanitary applications-Carlo Coppola

Multipurpose vs. dedicated irradiation facility, outsourced vs. in-house-Murray Lynch

Country updates- Australia-Benjamin Reilly  China-Huang Ming India-Arjun Vas Vietnam-Ly Nguyen

USA-Maggie Smither  Thailand-Sompote Valyasevi

The Distributor's Perspective- Bill Gerlach-Melissa's Produce-USA   Kevin Nalder-New Zealand 

Kaushal Khakhar-Kaybee Imports, India  Alberto Diaz-Spring Valley Fruits, USA

From PRA to Pest Proofing: Confidence in the Process-

Introduction: Harmonisation within the ASEAN region-Peter Leach, Australia

Utai Noppakoonwong-Thailand

James Allen-Australia

Maggie Smither-USA

Developing an information portal for phytosanitary irradiation-Eric Beers

Phytosanitary irradiation tomorrow-Dr. Peter Follett


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"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 participants 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