Symposium Announcement: Co-Utilization

Beneficial Co-Utilization of Agricultural, Municipal, and Industrial 

Beltsville Symposium XXII
May 4-8, 1997.  Beltsville, MD

Agricultural Research Service
U.S. Department of Agriculture

This Symposium is for researchers, producers, users, consultants, and 
decision makers interested in innovative strategies and applications for 
the safe and beneficial recycling of biosolids, composts, manures, and 
inorganic by-products.  Internationally renowned experts will discuss 
recent research, technical advances, and the next generation of 
challenges and opportunities for co-utilization of by-products.  Poster 
sessions and panel discussions will complement the invited presentations.

Tentative Program

Sunday Afternoon, May 4
Registration 2:00 PM 
Holiday Inn @ College Park

Sunday Evening, May 4
Opening Reception
6:00-9:00 PM. Holiday Inn Ballroom
1 Monday Morning, May 5
Current Status & Future Challenges

Welcome. K. D. Murrell, Director, Beltsville Area.

Why Co-Utilization? Ron Korcak, ARS, Beltsville, MD.

Why Compost? Lawrence Sikora, ARS, Beltsville, MD.

Status of Composting in America. Nora Goldstein, Biocycle, Emmaus, PA

Regulation of Beneficial Co-Utilization Products. John Walker, USEPA, 
Washington, DC.

Monday Afternoon, May 5
    Agronomy of Beneficial Co-Utilization

Overview. Jack Rechcigl, University of Florida, Ona.

Carbon and Nitrogen Mineralization during Co-Utilization of Biosolids and 
Composts. John Gilmour, Univ. of Arkansas, Fayetteville.

Nutrient Management Plans for Co-Utilization. Lee Jacobs, Michigan State 
University, East Lansing.

Manganese Deficiency Induced by Lime-Rich Co-Utilization Products. Sally 
Brown, ARS, Beltsville, MD.

Case Study: Blending of By-Products for Compost Product Generation. Peter 
Garnham, Town of East Hampton, NY.

Case Study: Fertilizer Benefits of Co-Utilization. Regis Simard, Agr. 
Canada, Saint-Foy, Quebec.

Monday Evening, May 5
Poster Session I & Panel Forum
Products and Markets
7:30-9:30PM Holiday Inn Ballroom 
2 Tuesday Morning, May 6
Environmental Considerations

Fate and Potential Effects of Trace Elements. James Ryan, USEPA, 
Cincinnati, OH.

Fate and Potential Effects of Xenobiotics. George O'Connor, Univ. of 
Florida, Gainesville.

Potential Effects of Microbes in Co-Utilization Products. Patricia 
Millner, ARS, Beltsville, MD.

Erosion Control Using Co-Utilization Products. Lloyd Norton, ARS, West 
Lafayette, IN.

Bioremediation of Toxic Organics Using Compost. Michael Cole, Univ. of 
Illinois, Champaign.

Case Study: Composting for Bioremediation. Kirk Brown, Texas A&M Univ., 
College Station.

Case Study: Biodegradation of TNT and Related Materials. Wayne Sisk, US 
Army, Aberdeen, MD.   

Tuesday Afternoon, May 6
Horticultural Utilization

Co-Utilization in the United Kingdom. Robin Szmidt, Ayr, Scotland

Reduced Environmental Impacts in Nursery Operations. Conrad Skimmina, 
Monrovia Nurseries, Monrovia, CA.

Strategies for Identification & Evaluation of Co-Utilization By-Products 
in Horticulture. Frank Gouin, Univ. of Maryland, College Park.

Plant Disease Control with Composts. Y. Hadar, Hebrew University of 
Jerusalem, Rehovot

Co-Utilization Products in the Forest Nursery Industry. A. R. " Bob " 
Rubin, North Carolina State University, Raleigh.

Using Compost Products in Vegetable Production. K. Dale Ritchie, 

Tuesday Evening, May 6
Poster Session II & Panel Forum
Environmental Aspects
7:30-9:30PM Holiday Inn Ballroom 

3 Wednesday Morning, May 7
Co-Utilization Product Uses

Remediation of Metal-Contaminated Soils Using Co-Utilization Products. 
Rufus Chaney, ARS, Beltsville, MD.

Tailoring Blends to Targeted Commercial Uses.  Paul Rogers, Kellogg 
Supply Inc., Carson, CA                                            

Product Quality Standards and Testing Criteria for Co-Utilization 
Products. Phillip Leege, Proctor & Gamble, Cincinnati, OH.

Tailoring Product Standards to Targeted Uses. Chuck Henry, Univ. of 
Washington, Seattle.

Case Study: Cropping with Co-Utilization Products. Richard Stehouwer, 
Ohio State University, Wooster.

Case Study: Co-Utilization Strategies, an Industry Perspective.  Pat 
Nicholson, NVIRO, Toledo, OH.

Wednesday Afternoon, May 7
Technical Tour

Wednesday Evening, May 7
Symposium Banquet
 Margaret Maxey, University of Texas, Austin
"Environmental Ethics and Agricultural Policy: Visions and Opportunities"

4  Thursday, May 8
Co-Utilization Products

Co-Utilization: On-Farm Economics. Christopher Lufkin, Waste Management, 
Inc., Ionia, MI.

Market and Economic Analysis in the Recycling of By-Products. Dan Kemna, 
Waste Management, Oakbrook, IL.

Case Study: The Team Approach Towards Co-Utilization. Mark King, Maine 
Department of Environmental Protection, Augusta.

Case Study: Public Demonstration of Beneficial Uses of Co-Utilization 
Products. Rosalee Green, US EPA, Arlington, VA.

National Research Council Committee Review of Using Biosolids and 
Effluents in Food Production, Robert Bastian, US EPA, Washington, DC.

Summary and Consensus. Charles Cannon, Composting Council, Alexandria, 

Registration Information

Registration Fees:
_______$250 Before March 1, 1997, includes
	 Symposium meetings, published
	 Proceedings, Banquet, Monday lunch,
 	 and evening receptions
_______$325 After March 1, 1997, same as 
_______$175 Student registration, same as 
_______$100 Spouse registration, includes
	 receptions and banquet
_______$125 One-day registration
	Mon.____ Tues. ____ Wed. ____

PAYMENT: Make checks payable to FAR-B, Inc.
Acceptable payment is check drawn on a U.S. bank or money order in U.S. 


Beltsville Symposium XXII
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Poster Presentations

If you wish to present a poster on results from research, case studies, 
or demonstrations at the Symposium, please provide the information below 
as soon as possible, but no later than February 1, 1997.  Due to limited 
space, poster authors will be notified of acceptance by March 15, 1997.   
Posters will be displayed in the Holiday Inn, College Park during the 
evening Poster Sessions on Monday and Tuesday.

Prospective Poster Presenters: please provide the following information: 
Title (in caps), Author and Affiliations and abstract in 12 point type 
face within a 61/2" by 9" space in both hardcopy and IBM-compatible disk 
formats.  Also indicate word processing program used.

Poster Presenters may submit a manuscript that will be due at the time of 
the meeting.  Directions for manuscript preparation will be provided when 
notified of poster acceptance.

General Information

The Beltsville Symposium XXII will take place in the auditorium of 
Building 003, Beltsville Agricultural Research Center, 10300 Baltimore 
Avenue, Beltsville, Maryland, May 4-8, 1997.

An opening informal reception (Sunday, May 4), poster sessions/receptions 
(Monday and Tuesday evenings, May 5 & 6), Symposium banquet (Wednesday, 
May 7), and Monday lunch will be held at the Holiday Inn, College Park, 
MD.  The Holiday Inn at College Park is within a short walking distance 
of the meeting site.  Attendees requiring special assistance should 
contact the Symposium Office.  

A block of rooms has been reserved at the Holiday Inn, 10000 Baltimore 
Avenue, College Park, MD 20740. (tel. 800-872-5564 or 301-345-6700; fax 
301-441-4923) for the special rate of  $79 per night including 
breakfast.  Reservations should be made with the Holiday Inn by April 11, 

The ARS Beltsville Co-Chairs of the Symposium are Patricia Millner, Soil 
Microbial Systems Laboratory (ph: 301-504-8163, fax: 301-504-8370, 
e-mail: pmillner@asrr.arsusda.gov), Robert Wright, Environmental 
Chemistry Laboratory (ph: 301-504-6511, fax: 301-504-5048, e-mail 
rwright@asrr.arsusda.gov), Ron Korcak, Plant Sciences Institute (ph: 
301-504-6591, fax 301-504-5521, e-mail: rkorcak@asrr.arsusda.gov).  For 
further information, contact any of the Co-Chairs.


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September 1996

Beneficial Co-Utilization of Agricultural, Municipal, and Industrial 
Agricultural Research Service
U.S. Department of Agriculture

Beltsville, Maryland 
May 4-8, 1997


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Beltsville Symposium XXII

Please use contacts listed above for further information.

Andy Clark, Ph.D.
SAN Coordinator
c/o AFSIC, Room 304
National Agricultural Library
10301 Baltimore Ave.
Beltsville, MD  20705-2351
PH:  301-504-6425
FAX: 301-504-6409