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Beltsville Symposium on Co-utilization, May 4-9. (fwd)





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Date: Tue, 15 Apr 1997 12:11:52 -0400 (EDT)
From: Rufus Chaney <rchaney@asrr.arsusda.gov>
Subject: Information on Beltsville Symposium, May 4-9.


Dear Colleague:

The Program for the Beltsville Symposium to be held May 4-9, 1997, is 
complete and I think it is a very strong program to bring together the 
research and advisory leaders in the areas of beneficial utilization of 
agricultural, municipal and industrial biosolids, manures, and 
by-products.  Registration information can be obtained from the 
Beltsville Home Page (Symposium is a connection) at 
http://www.barc.usda.gov/.html  

Hope to see you at the Symposium.

Rufus Chaney. 


BENEFICIAL CO-UTILIZATION OF AGRICULTURAL 
MUNICIPAL AND INDUSTRIAL BY-PRODUCTS

Agricultural Research Service
U.S. Department of Agriculture

Beltsville, Maryland 
May 4-8, 1997


GENERAL INFORMATION

Registration

SUN    May 4, 4-8 pm                Holiday Inn, 10000 Baltimore
                                    Ave., Beltsville, MD
MON    May 5, 7:30 am - 3 pm        Lobby, Bldg. 003, BARC West
TUE    May 6, 7:30 am - 3 pm        Lobby, Bldg. 003, BARC West
WED    May 7, 7:30 am - 3 pm        Lobby, Bldg. 003, BARC West
THU    May 8, 7:30 am - 9 am        Lobby, Bldg. 003, BARC West



Podium Presentations

All podium presentations will be given at the Beltsville Agricultural
Research Center (BARC) in the auditorium of Building 003, BARC-West.


Poster Presentations

All posters will be displayed in the Grand Ballroom of the Holiday Inn. 
Posters may be set up any time after 7:00am on Monday, May 5. 
Authors should be present between 7:30 pm and 9:30 pm during their
Poster Session on Monday or Tuesday, May 5 and 6.


Breakfasts:
Symposium registrants staying at the Holiday Inn are entitled to a
complimentary buffet breakfast at the restaurant.


Slide Preview:
Podium presenters can preview their slides in Room 232, Bldg. 003,
BARC-West

Transportation from the Holiday Inn to Auditorium:
Participants are expected to walk the short distance between the
Holiday Inn and the auditorium in Building 003.  A map is enclosed in
the registration packet.  For those who require assistance with
transportation or in the case of inclement weather, van transportation
to building 003 will be provided.


ARCEA Exhibit

The Agricultural Research Center Employees■ Association (ARCEA) will
have souvenirs available for purchase in Room 020, Bldg. 003, BARC-
West -When?



SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

SUNDAY, MAY 4

Registration, poster setup, and opening reception and social will be
held at the Holiday Inn, 10000 Baltimore Ave. (U. S. 1 and Interstate
495), Beltsville, MD:

Registration            4-7 pm      Hallway in front of grand ballroom
Social with Cash Bar    5-8 pm      Grand ballroom


MONDAY, MAY 5 (Auditorium, Bldg. 003, BARC-West)

SESSION I - CURRENT STATUS AND FUTURE CHALLENGES
Moderator: Michael Jawson, USDA/ARS - National Program Leader

8:30 am     Welcome 
            K. D. Murrell, Director, Beltsville Area

            Title
            Richard Rominger, Deputy Secretary of Agriculture

8:45 am     FAR-B Distinguished Scientist Award
            Phillip C. Kearney, President FAR-B

9:00 am     Why Co-Utilization?
            Ronald Korcak, ARS, Beltsville

9:30 am     Why Compost?
            Lawerence Sikora, ARS, Beltsville

10:00 am    Break

10:30 am    Status of Composting in America
            Nora Goldstein, BioCycle, Emmanus, PA

11:00 am    Regulation of Beneficial Co-Utilization Products
            John Walker, USEPA, Washington, DC


11:30 am    Discussion



12:00 pm    Lunch - Holiday Inn Grand Ballroom



SESSION II - AGRONOMY OF BENEFICIAL CO-UTILIZATION
Moderator: Scott Angle - University of Maryland, College of
Agriculture, College Park, MD

1:00 pm     Agronomic Benefits of Agricultural, Municipal and Industrial
            By-Products: An Overview - Jack Rechcigl, University of
            Florida, Inst. of Food and Agricultural Sciences, Ona, FL

1:30 pm     Carbon and Nitrogen Minieralization during Co-Utilization of
            Biosolids and Composts - John Gilmour, University of
            Arkansas, Dale Bumpers College of Agriculture, Fayetteville,
            AR

1:50 pm     Nutrient Management Planning for Co-Utilization of Organic
            By-Products
            Lee Jacobs, Michigan State University, Dept. Crop and Soil
            Sciences, East Lansing, MI

2:10 pm     Manganese Deficiency Induced by Lime-Rich Co-Utilization
            Products
            Sally Brown and Rufus Chaney, USDA/ARS, Beltsville, MD

2:30 pm     Break

3:00 pm     Potential for Utilizing Coal Combustion Residues in Co-
            Utilization Products
            K. Dale Ritchie, USDA/ARS, Appalachian Soil and Water
            Conservation Research Laboratory, Beaver, WV

3:20 pm     Use of Fresh and Composted De-Inking Sludge in
            Horticulture Production
            Regis Simard, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Soils and
            Crops Research Centre, Saint-Foy, Quebec, Canada

            Discussion


7:00 pm     Poster Session and Discussion
            Evaluation of Beneficial Co-Utilization - Session I: Products
            and Processes
            Moderator:  Lawerence Sikora, USDA/ARS, Soil Microbial
            Systems Laboratory
            Holiday Inn - Grand Ballroom (refreshments will be served)



TUESDAY, MAY 6

SESSION III - ENVIRONMENTAL CONSIDERATIONS
Moderator: Elliot Epstein - 

8:00 am     Fate and Potential Effects of Trace Elements: Issues in Co-
            Utilization of By-Products
            James Ryan, USEPA, Cincinnati, OH

8:30 am     Fate and Potential Effects of Xenobiotics
            George O'Connor, University of Florida, Gainesville

9:00 am     Effects of Co-Utilization Products on Number, Diversity and
            Functions of
            Soil Microbial Populations
            Scott Angle, University of Maryland, Dept. of Natural
            Resource and Sciences and Landscape Architecture, College
            Park, MD

9:50 am     Co-Utilization of By-Products for Soil Improvement and
            Erosion Control
            Lloyd Norton, USDA-ARS-MWA National Soil Erosion
            Research Laboratory, West Lafayette, IN

9:40 am     Break

10:10 am    Bioremediation of Toxic Organics Using Compost
            Michael Cole, University of Illinois, Dept. of Natural
            Resources and Environmental Sciences, Champaign, IL

10:30 am    Case Study: Composting for Bioremediation
            Kirk Brown Texas A&M University, College Station

10:50 am    Remediation of Metal-Contaminated Soils Using Tailor-Made
            Biosolids and Compost Co-Utilization Products
            Rufus Chaney and Sally Brown, USDA-ARS, Environmental
            Chemistry Laboratory, Beltsville, MD

            Discussion

12:00 pm    Lunch - Lobby Bldg. 003



SESSION IV - HORTICULTURAL UTILIZATION
Moderator:  Harry Hoitink - Ohio State

1:00 pm     Potential Effects of Microbes in Co-Utilization Products
            Patricia Millner, USDA/ARS, Soil Microbial Systems Lab,
            Beltsville

1:30 pm     Co-Utilization in the United Kingdom
            Robin Szmidt, Scottish Agricultural College, Horticultural
            Advisory Service, Auchincruive, Scotland

2:00 pm     Cost and Environmental Impacts in Nursery Operations
            Conrad Skimina, Monrovia Nursery, Azusa, CA

2:20 pm     Strategies for Identification and Evaluation of Co-Utilization
            By-Products in Horticulture - Frank Gouin, University of
            Maryland, College Park

2:40 pm     Break

3:10 pm     Suppressive Compost for Biocontrol of Soil Borne Plant
            Pathogens
            Yitzhak Hadar, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Rehovot

3:30 pm     Using Compost Products in Vegetable Production
            Aziz Shiralipour, Center for Biomass Programs, University of
            Florida, Gainesville

            Discussion


7:00 pm     Poster Session and Discussion
            Evaluation of Beneficial Co-Utilization - Session II: Inorganic
            Constituents
            Holiday Inn - Grand Ballroom
            Moderator:  Rufus Chaney, USDA/ARS Environmental
            Chemistry Laboratory



WEDNESDAY, MAY 7


SESSION V - CO-UTILIZATION PRODUCT USES
Moderator: Robin Szmidt

8:30 pm     Beneficial Co-Utlization of Municipal, Industrial, and
            Agricultural By Products in the Forest Products Industry
            A.R.■Bob■ Rubin, North Carolina State University, Raleigh

9:00 am     Meet the Need of He Who Purchases Your Product ■ Not the
            Need of the By-Product You are Trying to Market
            Katheryn Kellogg Johnson, Kellogg Supply Inc., Carson, CA

9:30 am     Product Quality Standards and Testing Criteria for Co-
            Utilization Products
            Phillip Leege, Proctor and Gamble, Cincinnati, OH

10:00 am    Break

10:30 am    Tailoring Product Standards to Targeted Uses
            Chuck Henry, University of Washington, Seattle

10:50 am    Co-Utilization of FGD and Organic By-Products for Mine
            Reclamation
            Richard Stehouwer, Ohio State University, School of Natural
            Resources, Wooster, OH

11:0 am     Case Study: Co-Utilization Strategies, and Industry
            Perspective
            J. Pat Nicholson, N-VIRO, Toledo, OH

            Discussion

12:00 pm    Lunch - Lobby Bldg. 003

1:00 pm     Tour of Composting Facilities at BARC.


7:00 pm     Banquet - Speaker:  Margaret Maxy


THURSDAY, MAY 8

SESSION VI - CO-UTILIZATION PRODUCTS
Moderator: Nora Goldstein

8:30 am     The Economics of a Custom Manure Management Service
            Christopher Lufkin, Kamps Wood Resources, Grand Rapids,
            MI

8:50 am     Production and Marketing of Potting and Landscape Soils
            Using Coal Combustion By-Products
            Frank Franciosi, RT Soil Science, Rock Mountain, NC

9:10 am     Team Approach Towards Co-Utilization
            Bill Seekins, Maine Department of Agriculture, Food and
            Rural Resources, Augusta

9:40 am     An Overview of Cost-Effective Benefits of Sustainable
            Compost Technologies
            Rosalie Green, USEPA, Arlington, VA

10:00 am    Break

10:30 am    National Research Council Committee Review of Using
            Biosoilids and Effluents in Food Production
            Robert Bastian, USEPA, Washington, DC

10:50 am    Summary and Consensus
            Charles Cannon, Composting Council, Alexandria, VA.

            Discussion

12:00       END