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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.


AGRO Lunch and Learn Webinar Series

Co-sponsored by ABC Laboratories

October 14, 2015 at 12:00PM Eastern US Time


ACS International Award for Research in Agrochemicals – Award Presentation

“Reflections on select insecticide discoveries, toxicological problem approaches, and enjoying the unexpected”

Keith WingDr. Keith Wing, Keith D Wing Consulting LLC

There isn’t much rational debate as to the benefits that modern Agrochemicals deliver, but there is still debate and multiple approaches to their discovery and optimization.  Many Agrochem companies run compounds “through a process” which provides a framework with which to characterize/prioritize agriculturally active leads quickly and efficiently. However every lead compound series poses different and unique problems on the commercialization path, and the ability of the team to expeditiously solve those problems, some of which may fall outside of ongoing processes, can determine ultimate success. This talk will reflect on 3 insecticide classes which teams were able to discover, chemically optimize and eventually register as commercial products. It is hoped that this presentation and the associated symposium on applying “ADME-like studies” to agrochemical discovery will stimulate reflection on how to go about finding novel, valuable new crop protectants in the future.

Dr. Keith Wing, recently retired from DuPont, is the recipient of the 2015 ACS International Award for Research in Agrochemicals.  Dr. Wing received this award for his research and exceptional accomplishments in metabolism, bioavailability, and formulations research. Dr. Wing is a co-inventor or author on a number of insecticide and enzyme technology patents and publications. He has led/worked on teams which used a variety of biochemical/chemical technologies to discover and commercialize new products, leading to positive agricultural business outcomes. He is currently a consultant in industrial biochemistry and strategic planning, specializing in agricultural and renewable chemical areas.

Thank you for your attendance at the

250th ACS National Meeting

August 16-20, 2015, Boston Massachusetts
Program Theme: Innovation from Discovery to Application
AGRO Program Chair, Pamela Rice, USDA-ARS

The AGRO Technical Program for the recent Boston Meeting is available.  Download the latest issue of the PICOGRAM to view the detailed program (starting on page 65).


The 2014-2015 AGRO Lunch and Learn Webinar Series is complete.   We thank our sponsor ABC Labs for their support.  Recordings of all webinars are available.  Please let us know if you are using these webinars for educational or training purposes.

We are seeking proposals for webinars for the 2015-2016 series.  Please email Julie Eble or Laura McConnell for more information.