Welcome to AGRO

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

ANNOUNCEMENTS

In 2014, AGRO in partnership with the American Chemical Society and the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry, will host the 13th IUPAC International Congress of Pesticide Chemistry in San Francisco, California.  The IUPAC Congress is the only technical programming that AGRO will present in 2014.

See the IUPAC Congress Website for information on Registration and Housing opening on May 19.  The Preliminary Scientific Program will be available soon.

SETAC North America – Chemical Advisory Group is seeking non-SETAC chemist nominees for the New SETAC North America Chemist Award. Deadline extended to May 2, 2014

The SETAC North America (SNA) Chemical Advisory Group (CAG) has teamed up with the SNA Director and Pensacola Office to provide financial assistance for travel and registration for Principal Investigators and up to three students and/or post-docs to attend the SNA annual meeting in Vancouver. This is a great opportunity to introduce chemistry researchers to the advantages of joining SETAC, a global professional organization supporting multidisciplinary, science-based approaches to solving environmental problems alongside academia, business and government professionals.
Criteria for nomination

  • Conducting research in environmental chemistry
  • Not a current member of SETAC (Past members of SETAC considered on a case by case basis with the guidance of the SETAC office)
  • Have not been active with SETAC for the prior 3 years.
  • Can attend SETAC-NA in the year nominated
  • Have at least one student/post-doc that can also attend SETAC-NA in the year nominated

Award – Complimentary registration to the meeting for Principle Investigator (PI) and up to 3 students, Lodging for the SNA meeting, up to 2 rooms, 1 year SETAC membership for PI and up to 3 students who attend

For more information, please contact Charles Wong @ wong.charles.shiu@alum.mit.edu

2013-2014 AGRO LUNCH AND LEARN WEBINAR SERIES
Co-sponsored by ABC Laboratories
Recordings of Earlier Webinars are Now Available

May 14, 2014 – 12:00-1:00PM Eastern Time (17:00 GMT)

REGISTER NOW Space is limited

Dr. Peter GreenUnexpected Issues of Air Quality Arising from Agriculture

Dr. Peter Green, University of California, Davis, Air Quality Research Center, Davis, California

Air quality in non-urban areas is usually better than in large cities.  However, contributions from agriculture can be significant and are still not fully understood. This talk will focus on the formation of ozone from sources such as pesticide solvents, animal feed, and composting. In addition, I will discuss trade-offs with other emissions such as greenhouse gases as well as groundwater impacts.

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