The USDA Midwest Climate Hub and the Indiana State Climate Office at Purdue University will provide a 1.5 day workshop on regional research, management and monitoring needs with an emphasis on herbicide/pesticide drift issues. The ADIM workshop will take place from TBD at the Radisson Quad City Plaza in Davenport, IA (a block of rooms are being added soon).
This workshop will provide “science-to-services” specific to air quality concerns in the Midwest and Central Plains regions connecting data with decisions for the following targeted audience:
- USDA agencies and partners (e.g., NRCS)
- University Faculty and Extension Staff (weed science, crops, etc.)
- Climate scientists
- Mesonet operators
- Federal scientists
- State Dept. of Agriculture/Natural Resources (e.g., policy regulators)
The goal of the ADIM workshop is to provide participants the opportunity to connect to better understand the occurrence of inversions, impacts on applications, and to set new research areas for future work.
Objective 1: Identify specific regional and national opportunities to facilitate ARS and other USDA agencies’ and partners’ research on air quality, agricultural production, weather variability, and climate change.
Objective 2: Translate current and emerging science outcomes regarding air quality and agriculture into management applications, such as practice standards and reference materials.
Objective 3: Educate others on the existing capabilities of monitoring for inversions and their impact on chemical and odor drift issues.
Objective 4: Identify decision-support gaps and needs that will minimize off-target impacts from drift.
Registration is not yet open.
More details coming soon! Check back often.