Schmid College of Science and Technology

» The Eighth Annual Chapman Phytosanitary Irradiation Forum

Hotel Centara Grand at Central Plaza Ladprao
Bangkok, Thailand
Dates: June 13-15, 2018

Thanks to our attendees for a terrific forum. Presentations are available in the Forum Agenda and Presentations section, below.


Dr. Anuradha Prakash:
Yves Henon:
Carl Blackburn:

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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


+ - Accommodations

  • A group of rooms has been reserved at a special rate for PI Forum attendees. Please fill out this reservation form. The number of special rate rooms is limited and early booking is recommended.
  • The best options from the airport to the hotel Centara Grand at Lad Prao are to take a metered taxi (one level down after Customs and Immigration) or the Airport Limousine (desks after baggage claim).  Please make sure you have the local currency which is the Thai Baht.
    Taxi: 300-400 THB plus 50 THB service fee. Limo: 900-1200 THB.

"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