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August 21, 2012 - Scheduled for October 23-25, 33rd Symposium on Pesticide Formulation and Delivery Systems will be held in Atlanta, GA. This 2012 symposium will address sustainability as well as roles formulation chemists play therein. Along with new pesticide, adjuvant, fertilizer, and related agrichemical product formulations, forums will focus on chemistry and physical properties of chemicals used in manufacturing said formulations as well as delivery systems.

ASTM International Annual Symposium on Pesticide Formulation and Delivery Systems Will Be Held in October

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

Press release date: August 17, 2012

W. CONSHOHOCKEN, Pa.-The 33rd Symposium on Pesticide Formulation and Delivery Systems: "Sustainability: Contributions from Formulation Technology" will be held Oct. 23-25, 2012, at the Hyatt Regency in Atlanta, Ga. Sponsored by ASTM International Committee E35 on Pesticides, Antimicrobials and Alternative Control Agents, the symposium will be held in conjunction with the October standards development meetings of the committee.

The 2012 symposium will address sustainability and the role the formulation chemist plays in this arena. In addition to the use of renewable resources, sustainability can be defined in many other ways, such as the efficient use of inputs, agronomic practices and increased efficacy with respect to performance. Many topics will be apparent within this theme. The symposium has several purposes, such as: It provides a forum for the presentation and discussion of new pesticide, adjuvant, fertilizer and related agrichemical product formulations; It provides a forum for the presentation and discussion of chemistry and physical properties of chemicals used to manufacture such formulations; It provides a forum for new ideas regarding delivery systems; Standards may be presented as well as the science behind those standards; and It provides a venue for networking among participants.

Online registration is now open and closes Oct. 17. The attendance fee for ASTM members and non-ASTM members is $260 USD for online registration and $285 USD for on-site registration. The fees include the cost of the resulting Selected Technical Papers (printed volume of peer-reviewed symposium papers) that will be sent to all symposium attendees. There is no attendance fee for presenters, session chairs and students with a valid ID.

For additional information and online registration, visit

Additional technical information is available from symposium chairman Carmine Sesa, AgMarketResults LLC, Newtown, Pa. (phone: 215-579-7212;

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;
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