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.


AGRO is Coming to Philadelphia

August 21-25, 2016

AGRO is coming to the ACS Fall National Meeting and Exposition in Philadelphia, PA.  The program theme is “Chemistry of the People, by the People and for the People”. Abstract submission is now open.  CLICK HERE to submit your abstract or go to the ACS National Meeting website.  The deadline for abstract submission is March 21, 2016. Detailed information on the upcoming meeting in Philadelphia and Call for Papers is given in the latest issue of the PICOGRAM.


Applications for the 2016 AGRO Division Education Award are now being accepted.  The deadline for applications is March 21, 2016.

Applications for the 2016 AGRO Division New Investigator Award are now being accepted.  The deadline for application is March 21, 2016.

Contact the AGRO Program Chair, Jay Gan for more information.


AGRO Lunch and Learn Webinar Series

Co-sponsored by ABC Laboratories

Recordings of previous Webinars can be accessed on our Webinars Page.

February 10, 2016 at 12:00PM Eastern US Time


Dr. James Tumlinson, Penn State.Potential for Insect herbivore pest management with chemical ecology

James H. Tumlinson, Penn State University

Plants successfully employ a broad array of chemicals to defend against insect herbivores. If we can discover and understand the chemical and biochemical mechanisms used in natural plant defense systems they may be exploited for crop protection from insect pests. Promising new methods for practical application of chemical ecology for insect pest management are emerging.

Dr. Tumlinson is the 2015 Recipient of the Sterling B. Hendricks Memorial Lectureship Award. He is recognized his discoveries on the chemical ecology of plant/herbivore/parasitic wasp interactions in agricultural ecosystems, leading to a fundamental understanding of the complete tritrophic system, including foraging behavior of parasitoids, herbivore-plant signaling, and plant-natural enemy chemical communication, that has contributed to design of strategies for sustainable pest management methods. He is a member of the National Academy of Sciences and a Fellow of the Entomological Society of America (ESA).