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December 24, 2009 - Scheduled for Oct 12-14, 2010, 31st Symposium on Pesticide Formulations and Delivery Systems will serve as multidisciplinary forum for participants to exchange information and learn about products and practices that meet or exceed green chemistry market trends. Symposium will focus on agrochemical formulation and delivery systems including green surfactants and related compositions, green packaging concepts, and application technologies aimed to reduce spray drift and regulatory trends.

Papers Invited for ASTM 31st Symposium on Pesticide Formulations and Delivery Systems

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ASTM International
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West Conshohocken, PA, 19428-2959

Press release date: December 23, 2009

W. CONSHOHOCKEN, Pa., -Papers are invited for the 31st Symposium on Pesticide Formulations and Delivery Systems: "Innovative Green Chemistries for the 21st Century," which will be held Oct. 12-14, 2010, at the Grand Hyatt San Antonio, San Antonio, Texas. Sponsored by ASTM International Committee E35 on Pesticides and Alternative Control Agents and its Subcommittee E35.22 on Pesticide Formulations and Delivery Systems, the symposium will be held in conjunction with the Oct. 11-15 standards development meetings of the committee.

This annual ASTM symposium 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. The symposium is devoted to all aspects of agrochemical formulation and delivery systems including green surfactants and related compositions, green packaging concepts, and efficient application technologies aimed to reduce spray drift and regulatory trends. Symposium themes will include the following general topics:

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

Interested presenters must submit a 300-500 word abstract online at by May 21, 2010. Symposium chair Bala Devisetty will notify you by June 26, 2010, of your paper's acceptability for presentation. Symposium presenters are required to submit their papers to the Journal of ASTM International (JAI). JAI is an online, peer-reviewed journal for the international scientific and engineering community (

For more information, visit the symposium home page on the ASTM Web site ( For additional technical information, contact symposium chair Bala N. Devisetty, Ph.D., Research Fellow, Valent BioSciences Corp., Long Grove, Ill. (phone: 847-968-4902;; and co-chair A. David Lindsay, Ph.D., Evonik Goldschmidt Corporation, Hopewell, Va. (phone: 804-452-5648;

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.

ASTM Staff Contact: Hannah Sparks, Phone: 610-832-9677;

ASTM PR Contact: Barbara Schindler, Phone: 610-832-9603;
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