Industry Relations

The AAPCO Industry workgroup was established by AAPCO in 2013 to improve communications between industry and SLAs on issues of mutual concern and provide a forum for working on mutually important issues.

Vision:  The purpose of the AAPCO Industry Relations Workgroup was established in 2013 to maintain open communications and a dialogue between the pesticide industry, associations and SLAs on issues of mutual concern. 

Co-chairs: Derrick Lastinger (GA) and Cristina Rodriguez (FMC Corporation)

Members: Currently 31 industry members and NPMA, CLA and RISE

Meetings:  The workgroup meets 2-3 times per year in conjunction with SFIREG meetings.  If you are interested in participated on the workgroup, please email Derrick Lastinger atderrick.lastinger@agr.georgia.gov and request to be added to the email distribution list.

Forums:  Each year the workgroup identifies 1-2 topics of mutual interest for an Industry Relations Forum that is held during the AAPCO annual conference.  The workgroup identifies speakers and a moderator for the session.

Industry Relations Forum Presentations

2021 AAPCO Industry Relations Forum

  • Antimicrobials Registration 101 Session: Understanding the Registration Process for Public Health Disinfectants. This recorded session will provide an overview of the registration process for disinfectant products responsive to the COVID pandemic.   Komal K. Jain, Executive Director, Center for Biocide Chemistries, American Chemistry Council and Carrie Daniels, Senior Managing Regulatory Consultant, Exponent Inc.
  • Pesticide Devices: This slide deck presentation provides a state’s perspective on pesticide device regulations.  Erica Millette, Program Specialist with the New Mexico Department of Agriculture
  • Revised Plant Growth Regulators (PGRs) Guidance: This recorded session will review and discuss the U.S. EPA’s updated draft guidance document that was issued in November 2019 for public comment.  David Beaudreau, Senior Vice President at DCLRS and Executive Director of Biostimulant Council, part of The Fertilizer Institute (TFI); Martin BurgerFertilizing Materials Inspection Program California Dept. of Food & Agriculture; Cary GiguereHealth, Agricultural Resource Management Division Director at AGRICULTURE, FOOD & MARKETS, Vermont Agency of Agriculture Food and Markets

2020