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USDA Cochran Fellows Program August 24 - September 6, 2013

by C4RR on 09/30/13

Dr. Sue Cohen, Center for Regulatory Research, LLC presented a USDA Cochran Fellowship Program on Plant Protection and Plant Disease Diagnostics to Croatia Fellows from August 27 – September 6, 2013 at the University of Minnesota, St. Paul. Prior to beginning the training program, the Fellows visited USDA- Foreign Agricultural Service in Washington DC and USDA- Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service in Riverdale, Maryland. The Cochran Fellowship Program was sponsored by the Office of International Programs, CFANS, UMN, St, Paul. James Bradeen, Head, Department of Plant Pathology, welcomed the Cochran Fellows to the campus and discussed on-going research projects in the department. The Cochran Fellows attending the training included  Mario Bjelis (Assistant Director, Croatian Center for Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs), Anamarija Bokulic (Head of the Department of Sustainable Use of Pesticides), Adrijana Novak (Head of Plant Health Department, Institute for Plant Protection), Nenad Novak (Head of Weed Science Laboratory, Institute for Plant Protection), Ivan Poje (Head of Nematology Laboratory, Institute for Plant Protection), and Edita Stefanic (Faculty of Agriculture, University of Osijek),. Dr. Jennifer Boldt, Department of Horticultural Sciences, UMN, St. Paul served as co-instructor for the course. Dr. Dimitre Mollov, Department of Plant Pathology, UMN, St. Paul presented a lecture on the role of the Plant Disease Clinic in Minnesota and the Plant Disease Clinic contributions to the national pathogen surveys. Dr. Dean Herzfeld, Department of Plant Pathology, UMN, St. Paul presented lectures on pesticide usage and labeling. Amy Morey, Ph.D. candidate, Department of Entomology, UMN, St. Paul presented a lecture on the integrated pest management program for Harmonia axyridis (Asian lady beetle) on grapes. Field trips included visits to UMN, St. Paul Plant Disease Clinic, DHL Express, and Minnesota Department of Agriculture. The Cochran Fellowship Program for Croatia also provided specialized training in pest risk analysis, pesticide usage, pest risk management, survey techniques, electronic resources for plant disease diagnostics and software for risk analysis.

USDA Cochran Fellows Program June 22 - July 6, 2013

by C4RR on 07/18/13

Dr. Sue Cohen, Center for Regulatory Research, LLC was selected by USDA-FAS to present a Cochran Fellowship Program to Tunisia Fellows entitled Plant Sanitary and Phyto-sanitary Quarantine from June 22 – July 6, 2013 at the University of Minnesota, St. Paul. The Cochran Fellowship Program was sponsored by the Office of International Programs, CFANS, UMN, St, Paul.  The Cochran Fellows attending included Wafa Gamaoun Ep Maatoug, Ahlem Ben Haj Ali and Afef Salhi Jaballi. All three Fellows are employed with the Ministry of Agriculture and are responsible for the laboratory analysis of plant samples for quarantine pathogens and nematodes. Dr. Jennifer Boldt, Department of Horticultural Sciences, UMN, St. Paul served as co-instructor for the course. Dr. Dimitre Mollov, Department of Plant Pathology, UMN, St. Paul presented a lecture on the role of the Plant Disease Clinic in Minnesota and the Plant Disease Clinic contributions to the national pathogen surveys. Dr. Dean Herzfeld, Department of Plant Pathology, UMN, St. Paul presented lectures on pesticide usage and labeling. Amy Morey, Ph.D. candidate, Department of Entomology, UMN, St. Paul presented a lecture on the integrated pest management program for Harmonia axyridis (Asian lady beetle) on grapes. Field trips included visits to UMN, St. Paul Plant Disease Clinic and Greenhouses, DHL Express, Minnesota Department of Agriculture, Pine Tree Apple Orchard and Costa Farm and Greenhouse. The Cochran Fellowship Program for Tunisia focused on learning U.S. pest surveillance and plant protection procedures that may be useful to further developing and refining Tunisian’s own plant protection system in the future.

 

News: C4RR Faculty Exchange Fellows Training

by C4RR on 02/01/13

Happy New Year!

The February issue of the American Phytopathological Society newsletter features an article on a training course on Aflatoxins, Risk Assessment and SPS Issues provided by Dr. Sue Cohen, Center for Regulatory Research, LLC and Dr. Ken Schneegberger, The Food and Agriculture Policy Research Institute, University of Missouri, Columbia. University of Missouri, Columbia hosted the training course from November 27- 30. 2012. Participants attending the course included Dr. Michael Mazana, Ugandan Christian University, Mukono, Uganda, Fabien Matsiko, Kigali Institute of Science and Technology, Kigali, Rwanda,  Dr. James Muthomi, University of Nairobi, Kenya, Dr. Willis Owino, Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture, Kenya, Dr. Gration Rwegasira, Sokoine University of Agriculture, Morogoro, Tanzania.

C4RR Updated Contact Info

by C4RR on 07/01/12

Center for Regulatory Research, LLC can now be reached at (651) 204-0310 or Google Voice, or Skype. Please make a note of our new phone number. Thanks! 

C4RR New Contact Information

by C4RR on 06/12/12

We have added a new Google Voice phone line 651-243-1920 for our US and Canadian customers. Our international customers may reach us by email at c4rr@regresearch.com, Skype us online at c4rr2011 or leave a Skype message at 612-246-3838. 

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