42nd Symposium on Pesticide Formulation and Delivery Systems: Building the Future of Agrochemicals for 2030 and Beyond

Date: October 18, 2022 - October 20, 2022

Event Location:  Sheraton New Orleans Hotel, New Orleans, Louisiana, United States

Organized by: ASTM Committee E35 on Pesticides, Antimicrobials, and Alternative Control Agents



About the Event

The 42nd Symposium on Pesticide Formulation and Delivery Systems: Building the Future of Agrochemicals for 2030 and Beyond will be held October 18, 2022 through October 20, 2022. The symposium is organized by ASTM Committee E35 on Pesticides, Antimicrobials, and Alternative Control Agents, and will be held at the Sheraton New Orleans Hotel, New Orleans, Louisiana, United States in conjunction with the October standards development meetings of the committee. The language of the symposium will be English.


Objective and Scope

This symposium will provide a forum for the presentation and discussion of formulation and application technologies associated with pesticides, biopesticides, micronutrients, and adjuvant products (agrochemicals). Primary attention will be directed to presentations related to:
•    Global regulatory trends impacting agrochemical formulations
•    Formulation technologies to improve agrochemical applications and efficacy
•    Application technologies related to improved pesticide applications and drift reduction 
•    Product stewardship, sustainability, and safety
•    Physical and chemical test methods related to crop protection products

Other topics of interest include but are not limited to; innovative crop protection chemicals to improve safety and sustainability, innovative application technologies, innovative farming techniques and innovative delivery systems.

Who Should Attend? 
This symposium is targeted to individuals and companies involved in the development and/or research of agricultural, turf and ornamental pesticide, biopesticide, and nutritional formulations, chemistries and application and delivery systems in the agricultural and turf and ornamental industries. These entities also tend to be the stakeholders and interested parties.


Abstract Submission

To participate in the symposium, authors must submit a 250 to 300-word preliminary abstract using the online Abstract Submission Portal no later than August 10, 2022. To ensure your abstract was received into the ASTM database, please email symposia@astm.org.org and let us know that you have submitted an abstract.

The abstract must include a clear definition of the objective and approach of the work discussed, pointing out material that is new, and present sufficient details regarding results. The presentation and manuscript must not be of a commercial nature, nor can it have been previously published. Because a limited number of abstracts will be accepted, be sure that the abstract is complete to allow for careful assessment of the paper's suitability for this symposium. ASTM will notify you via email by August 26, 2022 of your paper’s acceptability for presentation at the symposium. If the preliminary abstract is accepted, the author will be requested to submit a final abstract a few months before the symposium. The final abstracts will be distributed in a program booklet at the symposium.


Publication Information

Symposium presenters are required to submit a paper to the Selected Technical Paper (STP), an online and printed, peer-reviewed publication for the international scientific and engineering community. After the final selection of abstracts has been approved, the ASTM Editorial Office will send authors’ instructions via email. Manuscripts to be peer reviewed for the STP are due online no later than February 3, 2023 at the ASTM Editorial Office. The corresponding author (the author who is the main contact with ASTM Headquarters) will receive a copy of his/her paper in portable document format (PDF). All published authors will have the opportunity to purchase reprints of their papers at a nominal cost. Only those papers submitted by the manuscript due date will be included in the STP.

Please note that all submitted papers are subject to single blind peer review and will be submitted to the Library of Congress with an ISBN number and will be reviewed for inclusion in the Web of Science's Conference Proceedings Citation Index (CPCI) and Google Scholar.


Technical Program

To view the technical program (presentation times, paper titles, and presenters’ names), please click here.



Registration opens approximately 10 weeks before the start of the symposium.



This is an in-person only event.

Registraion is now open. The fees to attend this event are listed below.



September 15, 2022

After September 15, 2022
ASTM Member $245.00 $345.00
Non-member $345.00 $445.00

Presenters and Session Chairs do not need to register for this symposium.  You will automatically be registered by ASTM International.

All Attendees – All attendees must check in at the ASTM Registration Area to obtain their name badge before entering the symposium room.

Students – Students may be eligable for a reduced registration fee provided they meet certain requirements.  Eligable students must be a full-time student, not emplyed full-time, and provide a valid university email address to register for the event. Students must also check in at the ASTM Registration Area on site, where they may be asked to show thier valid student ID, to pick up thier name badge before entering the event room.  To register as a student, please contact ASTM Symposia Operations at symposia@astm.org.

Cancellations – A refund of the symposium fee will be honored only if requested at least 10 business days prior to the start of the event. To cancel your registration and request a refund, please contact ASTM Symposia Operations at symposia@astm.org or 610-832-9698.

If you have questions concerning online registration, please contact Symposia Operations at
symposia@astm.org Tel: 610-832-9698, or ASTM Technical Support at support@astm.org or 1-877-909-2786 (domestic) or 610-832-9578 (international).


Technical Chair Contact Information

Krista Turpin
Stepan Co.
Email: kturpin@stepan.com
Phone: +1 (770) 867-3536


Continuing Education Units

Symposium attendees interested in receiving 1.2 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) must complete the CEU application form in the back of the program booklet and email it to symposia@astm.org. You must be registered and have attended the entire event in order to receive the CEU’s. A certificate will be sent to the attendee approximately 2 to 4 weeks after the symposium concludes.


Hotel Information

All meetings will be held at The Sheraton New Orleans Hotel, 500 Canal Street, LA 73101.

Hotel Reservations:

Please support ASTM International by reserving your sleeping room at our official October Committee Week Hotel and Meeting site.

The discounted rate will be honored until the ASTM block is full, but no later than September 12th, 2022. The ASTM rate is $209 plus tax. You may be charged a higher rate if reservations are received after the cut-off date, or when the block is full. The hotel requires a credit card to guarantee your reservation, once submitted a confirmation number will be provided electronically.

To book accommodations using the ASTM rate, please click here:  Sheraton New Orleans Hotel Reservations

The Sheraton New Orleans Hotel has a limited number of rooms at the government per diem rate. Reservations may be made via our online reservation system, using the blue hyperlink above. You must present your ID at the front desk upon check-in.

CANCELLATION/CHANGE POLICY: At the Sheraton New Orleans Hotel, notice of cancelation must be received 3 days prior to day of arrival in order to avoid a charge. Failure to do so will incur a penalty equal to the cost of one night's room and tax.

IMPORTANT! ASTM Rates are non-commissionable. If you book your reservation through an online travel agent, they must ask for a non- commissioned ASTM Group Rate. ASTM cannot adjust your higher rate if the accommodations were reserved via an online (Expedia, Trivago, Kayak, etc.) travel agency.

The October Committee Week Hotel provides prime meeting space for your committee meetings, events and activities. ASTM International is legally bound to fill the contracted guest room block and an inability to fill the block will result in severe financial penalties which could affect negotiations and increase costs for future meetings.

INTERNET: The Sheraton New Orleans Hotel offers wireless internet connection for a surcharge of $14.95 daily. Members of the Marriott Bonvoy Loyalty Program will receive complimentary standard in-room internet access during their stay. To sign-up for Marriott Bonvoy or receive further information on the program, please visit: Join Marriott Bonvoy.


Standards Development Meetings

ASTM Committee E35 invites you to attend their future standards development meetings. There is no fee to attend these meetings, and membership in ASTM International is not required to attend. For more information about the committee and their future meetings, please visit the Committee E35 Homepage.