The Sub-committee provides unbiased and authoritative views regarding environmental and human health aspects of crop protection chemistry through its projects and outreach activities. Projects are undertaken by internationally diverse teams from government, academia and industry and provide critical assessments and specific technical or policy recommendations for an area of crop protection chemistry. Primary areas of emphasis include definitions, methodologies, and regulations. Outreach activities help move IUPAC project outcomes outside the small circle of specialists and into the broader scientific and regulatory arena, with a strong emphasis on technology transfer to developing countries. These outreach activities include periodic workshops focused on a specific set of regional issues related to crop protection chemistry and a quadrennial international congress of pesticide chemistry which serves to highlight state-of-the-art scientific advances and regulatory approaches. (See Subcommittee brochure).
San Juan, Puerto Rico, 3 – 4 August 2011 (Full text – pdf 276KB)
International Award for Advances in Harmonized Approaches to Crop Protection Chemistry to be established (pdf file – 24.7KB)