41st Symposium on Pesticide Formulation and Delivery Systems: Formulation and Application Challenges of Diverse Agricultural Agrochemicals


    Dates: Tuesday October 27 2020 - Thursday October 29 2020

    Location: Renaissance Orlando at SeaWorld Orlando, FL

    Sponsored by: E35 Pesticides, Antimicrobials, and Alternative Control Agents

    Deadline for Abstract Submittal: Sunday May 31 2020



    About the Event

    Papers are invited for the 41st Symposium on Pesticide Formulation and Delivery Systems: Formulation and Application Challenges of Diverse Agricultural Agrochemicals to be held Tuesday - Thursday, October 27-29, 2020. Sponsored by ASTM Committee E35 on Pesticides, Antimicrobials, and Alternative Control Agents, the symposium will be held at the Renaissance Orlando at SeaWorld in Orlando, FL in conjunction with the October standards development meetings the committee.

    Objective

    This symposium will provide a forum for the presentation and discussion of formulation and application technologies associated with pesticides, biostimulants, micronutrients, and adjuvant products (agrochemicals). Primary attention will be directed to presentations related to:

    • Regulatory trends impacting agrochemical formulations
    • Formulation technologies to improve agrochemical applications and efficacy
    • Application technologies related to improved pesticide applications and drift reduction
    • Product stewardship, sustainability, and safety
    • Physical and chemical test methods related to crop protection products

    Other topics of interest include but are not limited to; innovate crop protection technologies and innovative application technologies; including UAS delivery systems and aerial application advancements.

    Who Should Attend?

    This Symposium is targeted to individuals and companies involved in the development and/or research of agricultural, turf and ornamental pesticide, biostimulant, and nutritional formulations, chemistries and application and delivery systems in the agricultural and turf and ornamental industries. These entities also tend to be the stakeholders and interested parties.

    The language of the symposium will be English.


    Abstract Submittal

    To participate in the symposium, authors must submit a 300-word preliminary abstract using the online Abstract Submittal Form no later than May 31, 2020. To ensure your abstract was received into the ASTM database, please email Symposia Operations at symposia@astm.org informing us that your abstract has been 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 Chair Patrick McMullan will notify you via postal mail by June 26, 2020 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.


    Publication

    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 16, 2020 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. Only those papers submitted by the manuscript due date will be included in the STP.

    Please note that all submitted papers are subject to single blind peer review and will be submitted to the Library of Congress with an ISBN number and will be reviewed for inclusion in the "Web of Science Conference Proceedings Citation Index" (CPCI) and Google Scholar.


    Technical Chair Contact Information

    Additional information about the symposium is available from Symposium Chair Patrick McMullan, Hocking International Laboratories, Email: pmcmullan@hockingintl.com, Phone: +1 913-251-2064.