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July 15, 2010 - Scheduled for Oct 12-14, 31st Symposium on Pesticide Formulations and Delivery Systems: Innovative Green Chemistries for the 21st Century will enable participants to exchange information and learn about state-of-the art products that meet or exceed current and future green chemistry market trends. Some themes will include Innovative Formulations for Delivery of Active Ingredients; Seed Treatment Delivery Systems; Formulations for Turf and Ornamental Crops; and Inerts and Their Regulation.

ASTM International Sponsors 31st Symposium on Pesticide Formulations and Delivery Systems


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ASTM International
100 Barr Harbor Dr., Box C700
West Conshohocken, PA, 19428-2959
USA



Press release date: July 12, 2010

W. CONSHOHOCKEN, Pa., -The 31st Symposium on Pesticide Formulations and Delivery Systems: Innovative Green Chemistries for the 21st Century, will be held Oct. 12-14, 2010, at the Grand Hyatt San Antonio in San Antonio, Texas. The symposium is sponsored by ASTM International Committee E35 on Pesticides and Alternative Control Agents, and is being held in conjunction with the Oct. 10-15 standards development meetings of the committee.

The annual ASTM Symposium on Pesticide Formulations and Delivery Systems serves as a multidisciplinary forum for scientists, university educators, research and extension staff, equipment manufacturers and applicators, regulators and the business community to exchange information and to learn about state-of-the art products and practices that meet or exceed current and future green chemistry market trends. Invited speakers from both industry and government will focus on subjects of current and future trends in the agrochemical industry.

Symposium themes will include the following general topics:
o Green Surfactant, Adjuvant, and Active Ingredient Chemistries for the 21st Century;
o Innovative Formulations for Delivery of Active Ingredients;
o Seed Treatment Delivery Systems;
o Formulations for Post-Harvest Treatment of Fruits and Vegetable Crops;
o Formulations for Turf and Ornamental Crops;
o Biopesticide Formulation Development Controlled Release Delivery Systems;
o Environmentally Compatible Package Systems;
o Inerts and Their Regulation;
o New Test Methods: Formulations and Their Compositions; and
o Novel Application Technologies.

Online registration opens approximately eight weeks before the symposium and will close Oct. 6. The fee for ASTM members and non-members is $260 USD for online registration and $285 USD for on-site registration. The fee is waived for presenters, session chairs and students with a valid I.D. For more information, visit www.astm.org/E35symp1010.htm.

Additional technical information is available from symposium co-chairs Bala N. Devisetty, Ph.D., Valent BioSciences Corp., Long Grove, Ill. (phone: 847-968-4902; bala.devisetty@valent.com); and A. David Lindsay, Ph.D., Evonik Goldschmidt Corp., Hopewell, Va., phone: 804-452-5648; david.lindsay@evonik.com).

ASTM International is one of the largest international standards development and delivery systems in the world. ASTM International meets the World Trade Organization (WTO) principles for the development of international standards: coherence, consensus, development dimension, effectiveness, impartiality, openness, relevance and transparency. ASTM standards are accepted and used in research and development, product testing, quality systems and commercial transactions.

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