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

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 at scott.jackson@valent.com for more information.

The Call for Papers will be available in early January in C&E News.  Abstract submission is scheduled to open on January 23rd and will close in mid-March, 2017. More details will be available soon.

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AGRO Lunch and Learn Webinar Series
Sponored by EAG Laboratories

Past, Present and Potential Future of Herbicide-Resistant Crops
Stephen Duke, USDA-ARS

February 1, 2017, 12:00 – 1:00 PM Eastern Standard Time

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Dr. Stephen Duke, USDA-ARS

Dr. Stephen Duke, USDA-ARS

The most successful transgenic crops have been those made resistant to the herbicide glyphosate.  However, the evolution of glyphosate resistance in problem weeds is rapidly reducing the value of this technology.  The potential of new herbicide-resistant crops to fill the weed management gaps caused by evolved resistance will be discussed.

Dr. Duke is the Research Leader of the USDA-ARS Natural Products Utilization Research Unit, which is embedded in the School of Pharmacy at University of Mississippi in Oxford. Steve is probably best known for his research on the modes and mechanisms of action of herbicides. He has published almost 400 journal articles and book chapters and is Editor-in-Chief of Pest Management Science.

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.