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Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry

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We invite you to participate in the next IUPAC International Congress of Pesticide Chemistry planned for May 20-24, 2019 in historic Ghent, Belgium.

Thanks for your participation in IUPAC 2014!

On behalf of the AGRO Division of the American Chemical Society, the organizing committee, and the scientific program committee, we thank all those who participated in the 13th IUPAC International Congress of Pesticide Chemistry.   Over 1000 delegates participated in the Congress with interactive scientific programming in 9 major topic areas.  We also thank the many sponsors who contributed to the success of this Congress.  This website will be maintained for the next few years to highlight publications that are developed as a result of the Congress.

A short summary of outcomes from the 13th IUPAC Congress has recently been published by Dr. Nancy Ragsdale in Volume 25 of Outlooks on Pest Management.  The publishers have kindly made the electronic version available for download.

Synopsis of 13th IUPAC Congress

Additional Publications now available:

Mode of Action of Environmental Pollutants and Insecticides, Pesticide Biochemistry and Physiology, Volume 120, Pages 1-132 (May 2015),

Edited by J. G. Scott, I. Yamaguchi, J. M. Clark and K. Tanaka, in honor of Professor Fumio Matsumura

Analysis of Residues in Food Symposium, Journal of Agriculture and Food Chemistry, Volume 63, Issue 18 (May, 2015), Introduction by S.J. Lehotay, L. S. Ritter, and M. Saha

Insecticide and Acaricide Modes of Action and their Role in Resistance and its Management Pesticide Biochemistry and Physiology, Volume 121, Pages 1-136 (June 2015), Edited by R. Hollingworth, R Nauen and J.M Clark

Discovery and Synthesis of Crop Protection Products, ACS Symposium Series Book, Vol. 1204 (November, 2015), Edited by P. Maienfisch and T. Stevenson

Perspectives articles from Congress Plenary Speakers, Journal of Agriculture and Food Chemistry, Volume 64, Issue 1 (January 2016), Introduction by L.L. McConnell, K.D. Racke, C.J. Hapeman, and J.N. Seiber.

Planned Publications:

  • Special Issue of Pest Management Science, Organizer, Steve Duke

The final version of the Congress Program Booklet and Abstracts are available for download.

IUPAC 2014 Program Booklet (file size 14 MB)
IUPAC 2014 Abstracts (file size 5 MB)

These files are in .pdf format and require Adobe Acrobat Reader.

Poster Award Winners

The posters were selected for IUPAC awards out of approximately 600 posters presented.  The number of awards given for each topic area was based on the number of posters presented relative to the total number of posters.  Posters were scored on technical quality, presentation clarity, importance to the field, and originality.  Congratulations to all the award winners!

Agricultural Biotechnology

Novel weed control in sugar beet
Ruediger Hain(1)*, Bernd Holtschulte(2)
(1) Department of Biotechnology and Biochemistry, BayerCropScience AG, Frankfurt/Main, Germany (2) Department of Phytopathology, KWS SAAT AG, Einbeck, Germany

Discovery and Synthesis

New in vitro method combining plant cuticle penetration with insecticidal activity: Investigating foliar uptake of a research systemic insecticide
Anke Buchholz(1)*, Denise Baumann(1), Anthony O’Sullivan(1), Juergen Schaetzer(1), Johanna Williams(2).
(1) Syngenta Crop Protection Münchwilen AG, Stein, Switzerland; (2) Syngenta Crop Protection Münchwilen AG, Muenchwilen, Switzerland

Synthesis of flavone analogs and activity against the fish bacterial species Flavobacterium columnare
Cheng-Xia Tan(1), Kevin K. Schrader(2), Ikhlas A. Khan(3), Agnes M. Rimando(2)*
(1) College of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science, Zhejiang University of Technology, Hangzhou, China; (2) Agricultural Research Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, University, Mississippi, United States; (3) National Center for Natural Products Research, The University of Mississippi, University, Mississippi, United States

Aminothiazolines: Novel chemistry for the control of piercing-sucking pests
Sebastian Soergel*, Wolfgang von Deyn, Matthias Pohlman, Ronan le Vezouet, Christopher Koradin, Markus Kordes
BASF SE, Ludwigshafen, Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany

Structural simplification of trifluoromethyl nicotinamides: Novel opportunities for seed-applied aphicides
Sebastian Rendler*, Peter Maienfisch, Thomas Pitterna, Brigitte Slaats
Syngenta Crop Protection AG, Stein, Switzerland

Ecosystem and Human Exposure and Risk Assessment

Diversity and abundance of arthropods in Bt- and non-Bt-cotton fields of Warangal, India
Sammaiah Chintha*
Department of Zoology, Kakatiya University, Warangal, Andhra Pradesh, India

Data relevance and data quality for ecological risk assessment
Roger L. Breton*
Intrinsik Environmental Sciences Inc., Ottawa, ON Canada

Refining operator inhalation exposure: Droplet size characterization of aerosolized sprays from agricultural nozzles
Sheila Flack(1)*, Mark Ledson(2), Eileen Kennedy(1).
(1) Operator and Consumer Safety, Syngenta Crop Protection, LLC, Greensboro, NC, United States; (2) Technology and Engineering, Syngenta Crop Protection, LLC, Greensboro, NC, United States

Emerging Issues and Challenges

Clothianidin residues in pollen and nectar of cucurbits following different use patterns
Svetlana Bondarenko(1)*, Allan Rose(2), Mike Ansolabehere(1), Richard Allen(1)
(1) Valent Technical Center, Valent U.S.A. Corporation, Dublin, CA, United States; (2) Rose Consulting, Orinda, CA, United States

Environmental Fate and Metabolism

Improving continuous monitoring of VOC emissions from alternative fertilizers
Adrian Romero-Flores(1)*, Laura L. McConnell(1), Cathleen Hapeman(2), Anh Nguyen(2), Mark Ramirez(3), Alba Torrents(1)
(1) Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Maryland, College Park, College Park, MD, United States; (2) Environmental Management and Byproduct Utilization Laboratory, USDA, Agricultural Research Service, Beltsville, MD, United States; (3) Department of Wastewater Treatment, District of Columbia Water and Sewer Authority, Washington, DC, United States

Novel biodegradation mechanism of alkylphenol polypropoxylates and identification of their biodegradate by S10-GERMS method
Kana Shiozawa*, Takatomo Saito, Akifumi Hosoda, Hiroto Tamura
Department of Environmental Bioscience, Meijo University, Nagoya/Tenpaku-ku, Aichi, Japan

Effect of biochar on the fate and behavior of allelochemicals in soil
Kathleen E Hall(1)*, Maria J Calderon(2), Kurt A Spokas(3), Lucia Cox(2), William C Koskinen(3), Jeffrey Novak(3), Keri Cantrell(3).
(1) Department of Soil Water & Climate, University of Minnesota, St. Paul, MN, United States; (2) CSIC-IRNAS, Spain; (3) USDA-Agricultural Research Service, United States

Occurrence of pesticides and contaminants of emerging concern in surface waters: Influence of surrounding land use and evaluation of sampling methods
Pamela Rice(1,3)*, David Fairbairn(5), Elizabeth Kaufenberg(5), William Arnold(2), Paige Novak(2), William Koskinen(1,3), Brian Barber(3), M. Ekrem Karpuzcu(4), Deborah Swackhamer(4)
(1) Agricultural Research Service, United States Department of Agriculture, Saint Paul, MN 55108, United States; (2) Department of Civil, Environmental, and Geo- Engineering, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN 55455, United States; (3) Department of Soil, Water, and Climate, University of Minnesota, Saint Paul, MN 55108, United States; (4) Water Resources Center, University of Minnesota, Saint Paul, MN, United States; (5) Water Resources Science Graduate Program, University of Minnesota, Saint Paul, MN, United States

Sorption and enantiomerization of malathion and metalaxyl by minerals
Cindy M. Lee(1)*, April A. Hall(2)
(1) Environmental Eng and Earth Sci, Clemson University, Anderson, South Carolina 29625, United States (2) Nutra Manufacturing, Greenville, SC, United States

Formulation and Application

Optimization of spray application technology in ornamental crops
Dieter Foqué, David Nuyttens*
Technology and Food Science Unit, Agricultural Engineering, Institute for Agricultural and Fisheries Research (ILVO), Merelbeke, Belgium

Towards environmentally friendly solid formulations
Hiteshkumar Dave,, Ashish Batra, Ray Boucher, Lei Liu
Dow AgroSciences LLC, Indianapolis, IN, United States

Mode of Action and Resistance Management

Glyphosate resistance in Amaranthus palmeri involves multiple mechanisms
Darci Giacomini(1,2)*, Dafu Wang(1), Jillian Silva(1), Nengbing Tao(1), Phil Westra(2), Douglas Sammons(1)
(1) Chemistry, Monsanto, Chesterfield, MO, United States; (2) Department of Bioagricultural Sciences and Pest Management, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO 80521, United States

Ryanodine receptor single-channel study of the diamide insecticide, Cyazypyr™
Daniel Cordova(1)*, Alan J. Williams(2).
(1) DuPont Crop Protection, Newark, Delaware, United States; (2) Wales Heart Research Institute, Cardiff University, Cardiff, United Kingdom

Management of fungicide resistance, mycotoxin production, and food safety risks by modulating molecular targets in fungal pathogens
Jong H Kim*, Kathleen L Chan, Larry H Stanker
Western Regional Research Center, Foodborne Toxin Detection and Prevention Research Unit, USDA-Agricultural Research Service, Albany, CA United States

Residues in Food and Feed

QuEChERS-LC-MS/MS and GCxGC-TOF adaptability for the analysis of beehive products seeking the development of agroecosystems sustainability monitor
Silvina Niell(1)*, Florencia Jesús(1), Cecilia Pérez(1), Rosana Díaz(4), Yamandú Mendoza(5), Michelangelo Anastassiades(3), Horacio Heinzen(2)*, Verónica Cesio(2)*
(1) Centro Universitario Paysandú, DQL, PAAP, Universidad de la República, Paysandú, Paysandú 60000, Uruguay; (2) Facultad de Química, DQO, Cátedra de Farmacognosia y Productos Naturales, Universidad de la República, Montevideo, Montevideo 11800, Uruguay; (3) EURL SRM, CVUA Stuttgart, Stuttgart, Germany; (4) DIGEGRA, Ministerio Ganadería Agricultura y Pesca, Montevideo, Uruguay; (5) Apicultura, INIA La Estanzuela, Colonia, Uruguay

Optimization of SPME coating for food analysis: Applications for high throughput determination of pesticides
Erica Aparecida Souza Silva*, Janusz Pawliszyn
Department of Chemistry, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario N2L 3G1, Canada

Estimation of uncertainty of sampling for determination of pesticide residues in plant commodities
Zsuzsa Farkas*, Kata Kerekes, Zsuzsanna Horváth, Arpad Ambrus.
National Food Chain Safety Office Directorate for Food Safety Risk Assessment, Budapest, Budapest, Hungary

Stewardship, Regulation, and Outreach

Working with industry to produce better safety information for farmers and growers
Trudyanne S Geoghegan*, Matthew T Allen*
Applications and Assessment, Hazardous Substances, Environmental Protection Authority (New Zealand), Wellington, New Zealand

Train Operators to Promote best Practices and Sustainability-PROtection WAter from DIffuse Sources (TOPPS-Prowadis)
Emilio J González-Sánchez(1,2), Julio Román-Vázquez(1), Emilio Gil-Moya(3), Montserrat Gallart(3), Jesus A Gil-Ribes(1)
(1) Department of Rural Engineering, University of Cordoba, ETSIAM, Cordoba, Córdoba 14014, Spain; (2) European Conservation Agriculture Federation (ECAF), Brussels, Belgium; (3) Departamento de Ingeniería
Agroalimentaria y Biotecnología, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain