Welcome To AGRO

AGRO, a Division of the American Chemical Society, bringing together a worldwide community of scientists and stakeholders to advance knowledge and promote innovative solutions for the protection of agricultural productivity, public health, and environment.

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Join Us at the 2017 ACS Fall National Meeting in Washington DC – Call for Papers Now Open!

Plans are underway for the 254th ACS National Meeting in Washington DC, August 20-24, 2017.  Symposium Sponsorship and other Sponsorship Opportunities are available.  Contact 2017 Program Chair, Scott Jackson for more information.

The Call for Papers is now open on the ACS website. The Submission Deadline for Abstracts is March 22, 2017. The Spring Issue of the PICOGRAM is also now available with full details on the technical program planned for Washington.

Submit your applications and nominations now for the AGRO Division Education Awards for Student Travel and the AGRO New Investigator Awards.  Award applications are also due by March 22, 2017. See the Awards Page for all AGRO award opportunities.

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AGRO Lunch and Learn Webinar Series
Sponored by EAG Laboratories

How to Eat a Plant: Phytochemical Detoxification in Bees vs. Butterflies
May Berenbaum, University of Illinois
March 16, 2017, 12:00 – 1:00 PM Eastern Standard Time

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Professor May Berenbaum, University of Illinois

Professor May Berenbaum, University of Illinois

Dr. Berenbaum will re-present her award presentation as the 2016 Sterling B. Hendricks Lectureship Awardee.

Dr. Berenbaum is an entomologist whose research has focused on the chemical mechanisms underlying interactions between insects and their host plants. Insects produce a wide variety of chemical compounds for combating predators, detoxifying poisonous substances, securing and preserving food, and otherwise exerting control over their environment.

Along with her path-breaking scientific discoveries, Dr. Berenbaum has had a major impact on the environmental sciences through her public engagement. With her  commitment to making complicated scientific subjects, especially entomology, accessible for the public, she has become one of the leading public authoritative sources for information on insects in the country.

Global Evolution of Toxicity Testing and Assessment of Chemical Risk in the 21st Century
Daland Juberg, Dow AgroSciences
May 10, 2017, 12:00 – 1:00 PM Eastern Standard Time

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Dr. Daland Juberg, Dow AgroSciences

Assessment of chemical hazard and risk has continued to evolve globally.  Emerging issues influencing product review and registration include the push for animal-free testing, new technological approaches for toxicity testing, and use of epidemiological data and biomonitoring data.  Geographical challenges and political influences will also continue to shape the success or failure of chemical product registrations in the years ahead.

Daland Juberg is Global Leader of the Human Health Assessment group within Dow AgroSciences R&D in Indianapolis, IN. He is presently chairing the TSCA Task Force and serving as President of the Regulatory and Safety Evaluation Specialty Section of the Society of Toxicology. He has directed the development and conduct of Congressional briefings on key societal issues related to environmental and public health, and is an adjunct professor at the University of Michigan Risk Science Center.