225 people from 33 countries and six continents came to Indianapolis to network and learn about the latest advancements in pest management at the recent Fumigants & Pheromones Conference held between 16 to 18 May 2012.
The theme this year was pest management around the world. Speakers from Africa, Europe, South & North America covered a wide variety of topics from a global pest management perspective.
Outside of the conference, held in downtown Indianapolis, the group visited the Indianapolis 500 Motor Speedway for an evening to remember, with special guest Indy 500 champion Arie Luyendyk, at the Speedway Museum which included winning Indy 500 race cars and memorabilia. A ride around the famous 2.5 mile track offered conference attendees and their spouses a look from the driver’s perspective!
The third day of the conference consisted of nine different hands-on demonstrations ranging from four unique fumigations, a visit to Insects Limited’s laboratory to see how pheromones are produced, new bar-coding, fogging, and new monitoring equipment presentations for small breakout groups. The new F.A.S.T. fumigant scrubber was demonstrated for the first time by Pete Swords. He showed how methyl bromide and Vikane can be destroyed after fumigation rather than released into the atmosphere.
David Mueller, conference organiser and president of Insects Limited and FSS stated: “There are rare moments in your life when you feel proud, happy, sad, relieved, and satisfied at the same time. I experienced them all and more the instant the 10th Fumigants & Pheromones Conference concluded.”
The speaker’s presentations are posted on the conference website at www.insectslimited.com
For those who couldn’t travel as far as the USA, the next conference, in two years time, will be in Krakow, Poland in June 2014.
The 225 delegates from 33 countries at the recent Fumigants & Pheromones Conference
held between 16 to 18 May 2012.
13 June 2012