Symposia & Workshops / Call For Papers
Title: 34th Symposium on Pesticide Formulation and Delivery Systems: Translating Basic Science into Products
Dates: Tuesday October 22 2013 - Thursday October 24 2013
Location: Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront Jacksonville, FL
Sponsored by: E35
Deadline for Abstract Submittal: Friday May 31 2013
Papers are invited for the 34th Symposium on Pesticide Formulation and Delivery Systems: Translating Basic Science into Products to be held October 22-24, 2013. Sponsored by ASTM Committee E35 on Pesticides, Antimicrobials, and Alternative Control Agents, the symposium will be held at the Hyatt Jacksonville in Jacksonville, Florida, in conjunction with the October standards development meetings of Committee.
The Symposium has several purposes:
- It provides a forum for the presentation and discussion of new pesticide, adjuvant, and related agrichemical formulations.
- It provides a forum for the presentation and discussion of chemistry and physical properties of materials in formulations.
- It provides a forum for new ideas regarding delivery systems.
- New standard test methods may be presented as well as the science behind those standards.
- It provides a venue for networking among participants.
The symposium title is based on the concept that the foundation of innovative products comes from basic science or ideas. A great example is the discovery of Bacillus thuringiensis or Bt, used as a toxin for insects, which lead to a robust biological control industry as well as genetically engineered crops. Another example is the basic research into the toxicity of many solvent systems that resulted in increased efficacy as well as safer agricultural practices. Many topics will be apparent within this theme and papers are requested but not limited to the following topics:
- Advances in seed coating technology or seed treatment- may include formulation and performance advances.
- Novel delivery techniques - papers may include new equipment, new carriers, etc.
- Encountering resistance and ways to overcome it- for example, GMOs in agriculture and where we stand.
- Old pests- New Solutions - pest that have made a comeback and new solutions to control them (a good example would be bedbugs).
- Regulatory Updates- this may include EPA position on GHS, PRIA 3, etc.
- Biological control agents.
- Biopesticides and Biorationals.
- Spray Technology.
- New test methods.
Who Should Attend?
Scientists, product developers, formulation chemists, agricultural engineers, distributors and regulators of plant protection products and technologies are invited to submit titles and attend the symposium.
The language of the symposium will be English.
To participate in the symposium, presenters/authors must submit online the Abstract Submittal Form and attach a 250-300 word preliminary abstract no later than March 18, 2013. Scroll to the top of the page to "Go to Abstract Submittal Form". To ensure your abstract was received into the ASTM database system, please email firstname.lastname@example.org stating that your abstract was submitted.
The abstract must include a clear definition of the objective and approach of the work discussed, pointing out material that is new, and present sufficient details regarding results. The presentation and manuscript must not be of a commercial nature nor can it have been previously published. Because a limited number of abstracts will be accepted, be sure that the abstract is complete to allow for careful assessment of the paper's suitability for this symposium. Symposium Chairman Yasmith Bernal will notify you via postal mail by March 29, 2013 of your paper's acceptability for presentation at the symposium. If the preliminary abstract is accepted, the presenter/author will be requested to submit a final camera-ready abstract several months before the symposium. The final abstracts will be distributed in an abstract booklet at the symposium.
Symposium presenters are required to submit their papers to the Selected Technical Paper (STP), an online and printed, peer-reviewed publication for the international scientific and engineering community. After the final selection of abstracts has been approved, the ASTM Editorial Office will send authors' instructions via email only. Manuscripts to be peer reviewed for the STP are due online no later than October 15, 2013 at the ASTM Editorial Office. The corresponding author (the author who is the main contact with ASTM Headquarters) will receive a copy of his/her paper in portable document format (PDF). All published authors will have the opportunity to purchase reprints of their papers at a nominal cost.
ASTM publishes individual paper(s) in the online STP as they are finalized ASTM also publishes a printed book as a Selected Technical Papers (STP). (A minimum of ten papers is required for a printed STP.) Only those papers submitted by the manuscript due date will be included in the STP.
Additional information about the symposium is available from Symposium Chairman Yasmith Bernal, Oil-Dri Corporation of America, Vernon Hills, IL, Email: email@example.com, tel: 847- 634-3090.