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.


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.  Early bird registration ends on July 15th.

An early version of the IUPAC 2014 Program Booklet and PICOGRAM is now available for download.



Philip C. Kearney, 81, died on June 8, 2014 at an assisted-living center Melbourne, Fla. The cause was complications from Alzheimer’s disease, said his wife, Rita R. Kearney. Dr. Kearney was a highly respected biochemist who became a U.S. Department of Agriculture research scientist specializing in pesticide behavior in soils. Dr. Kearney was born in Baltimore and worked at USDA from 1962 to 1995. He headed the Agricultural Research Service’s pesticide degradation laboratory from 1965 to 1988 and then served as deputy area director of the ARS’s Natural Resources Institute in Beltsville; he was named ARS scientist of the year in 1986. He was adjunct professor of chemistry and biochemistry at the University of Maryland from 1995 to 2010 and wrote more than 200 scientific publications and several books on herbicide chemistry and degradation.

He is survived by his wife, Rita R. Kearney; son James Douglas Kearney, daughter Kathy K. Froede, four grandchildren and two great-grand children. The family will receive friends at HARRY H. WITKZE’S FAMILY FUNERAL HOME, INC., 4112 Old Columbia Pike, Ellicott City on Saturday, July 12, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. with Memorial Service at 11:30 a.m. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to Alzheimer’s Association or the Chesapeake Bay Foundation. www.harrywitzkefuneralhome.com

- See more at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/washingtonpost/obituary.aspx?n=philip-c-kearney&pid=171673336&fhid=4733#sthash.iECTbYxn.dpuf


Symposia proposals are now being accepted for the 250th ACS National Meeting being held August 16-20, 2015 in Boston, Massachusetts.  Please contact Pamela Rice USDA-ARS, (612)-624-9210 for more information.


See the latest issue of the PICOGRAM for Nomination Information

The following AGRO-Sponsored or Co-Sponsored Awards are requesting nominations:

2016 ACS International Award for Research in AgrochemicalsDeadline – December 31, 2014

2015 ACS Award for Innovation in Chemistry of Agriculture
Deadline – December 31, 2014

2015 Sterling B. Hendricks Memorial Lectureship
Deadline – November 14, 2014

2015 Kenneth A. Spencer Award
Deadline – November 15, 2014

2015 JAFC Resarch Article of the Year Award
Deadline – December 31, 2014

2015 New Investigator Award
Deadline – March 10, 2015

2015 Education Award
Deadline – March 1, 2015

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