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Lake Wales Ridge Pesticide Monitoring: Publications and Presentations

Publications and Symposia

Liaison and Communications

Liaison meetings with the public and citrus industry representatives have been ongoing since the conceptual stages of the project. Project staff have presented updates and data reviews at the Highlands County Agricultural Extension Office in Sebring, Florida, for citrus industry representatives, the public, and scientists. Technical staff has also met periodically with agricultural chemical industry staff.

Project results have been also been presented at meetings and forums which have included the Florida Pesticide Review Council; the University of Florida Institute and Food and Agricultural Sciences; Federal Tribal Ground Water and Pesticide Management Plan Workshop, the Florida Department of Environmental Protection Integrated Water Resource Monitoring (IWRM) Program, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the American Association of Pesticide Control Officials, Florida Dept. of Agriculture and Consumer Services-Office of Agricultural Water Policy, and the USGS National Water Quality Assessment Program.

Selected Recent Presentations

Choquette, A.F., 2010, "New Frontiers Posed by Synthetic Organic Chemicals in Water Resources, and Overview of Pesticide Monitoring in Florida Lakes and Groundwater": Invited seminar, Vanderbilt University, Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Nashville, Tennessee, February 26, 2010.

Choquette, A.F., 2010, "Pesticide and Nitrate Sampling in Florida's Ridge Citrus, with Emphasis on the Long-Term Groundwater Network", Seminar presented to the USGS National Water Quality Assessment Program's National Pesticide Synthesis Team, Groundwater Trends Research Group, January 13, 2010.

Choquette, A.F., 2009, "Pesticide Occurrence in the Lakes of the Ridge Citrus Region of Central Florida, and Linkages with Groundwater Quality", Seminar presented to the Environmental Quality Issues Committee of the American Association of Pesticide Control Officials State FIFRA Issues Research and Evaluation Group, and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Office of Water and Office of Pesticide Programs, October 19, 2009, USEPA Headquarters, Washington, D.C.

Choquette, A.F., 2009, "Water Quality and Pesticides in Lakes in the Ridge Citrus Region, Central Florida, and Linkages with Groundwater Quality", Seminar presented to the Florida Pesticide Review Council, September 24, 2009, at University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences North Florida Research and Education Center, Quincy, Florida.

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