Latin-American Pesticide Residue Workshop 2017

Pickering at the LAPRW 2017

This year, David Mazawa and Rebecca Smith traveled to and participated in The 6th Latin-American Pesticide Residue Workshop: Food and Environment (LAPRW 2017), which took place from May 14-17 in San Jose, Costa Rica. The location was perfect for discussing the global impact of environmental residues: Costa Rica protects over a quarter of all its land in national parks, wildlife refuges and reserves. And the country boasts nearly 6% of the entire world’s biodiversity!

Costa Rica is home to Macaws and hundreds of other beautiful birds.

This workshop continued building on the success of the previous five LAPRW workshops by keeping scientists and regulators informed about the advances in pesticide residue regulation in food and the environment, methodologies of analysis, instrumentation, risk analysis, monitoring, and quality control assurance of laboratories.

Three toed sloth, hanging out.

Pickering Laboratories, Inc. is proud to sponsor and support this great conference. We would like to thank the organizers: Centro de Investigación en Contaminación Ambiental (CICA) and different units of the Universidad de Costa Rica (UCR) and the Servicio Fitosanitario del Estado (SFE) of the Ministerio de Agricultura y Ganadería de Costa Rica (MAG). Their hard work and dedication really showed in the quality of the conference and this workshop wouldn’t have been possible without them.

David at the Pickering Booth, reviewing the exciting technical program!

After an exciting week of technical talks and networking with scientists from around the world, we came back to the lab with great contacts, and several new ideas for how to best serve our international customers.

We look forward the next LAPRW workshop at Iguazu Falls, Brazil!

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