Methyl bromide alternatives workshop set for August

by Eric Schroeder
Share This:

MANHATTAN, KAS. — The Department of Grain Science and Industry at Kansas State University has scheduled a workshop to explore potential alternatives for methyl bromide. The workshop is part of a larger effort by Kansas State University, Purdue University, the U.S. Department of Agriculture-Agricultural Research Service Grain Marketing and Production Research Center and industry collaborators to improve the structural fumigation process and advance the adoption of methyl bromide alternatives in the grain-based foods industry.

The workshop, "MB Alternatives: Focus on ProFume and IPM Tactics," will be held Aug. 19-21 at the International Grains Program Conference Center in Manhattan and will feature presentations by representatives from Kansas State, Dow AgroSciences, Archer Daniels Midland Co., American Rice Inc. and Fumigation Services & Supplies.

As part of the workshop, the Hal Ross Flour Mill will be fumigated with sulfuryl fluoride. The workshop, which is limited to 50 participants, costs $150 per person.

For more information contact Michelle Hartzer at K.S.U. at 785-532-2127 or Registration information also is available via the International Grains Program web site at

Comment on this Article
We welcome your thoughtful comments. Please comply with our Community rules.



The views expressed in the comments section of Baking Business News do not reflect those of Baking Business News or its parent company, Sosland Publishing Co., Kansas City, Mo. Concern regarding a specific comment may be registered with the Editor by clicking the Report Abuse link.