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28 - 30 May 2024

LIVE Online Course

28 - 30 May 2024

LIVE Online Course

Gain a comprehensive understanding of agrochemical formulation types, regulatory landscape and development processes

Course Overview

New AG Academy’s highly interactive 3-day course explores key scientific and regulatory developments currently influencing agrochemical formulation strategies and will act as a broad introduction to the area.

Through a combination of theory and practical exercises, you will examine current industry trends and navigate EU & US regulatory requirements for compliant formulations. You will assess the advantages and disadvantages of specific formulation strategies from initial development through to manufacturing and application of the final product.

What will you learn?


Understand how to develop a formulation and provide the supporting data needed for submissions

EU Regulations

Evaluate the impact of changed EU regulations

Formulation Types

Get to grips with “newer” formulation types

Formulation Challenges

Assess the driving force behind greener formulations, explore the different forms of biopesticides and assess their challenges to the formulator

Analytical and Test Methods

Get an overview of analytical and test methods used to support the stated claims of the formulation

Scale up & Manufacturing

Study key considerations for scale up & manufacturing

Application Types

Investigate the various application types and their impact on formulation choice

Who is this course for?

This course is suitable for anyone wishing to gain a broad overview of trends and procedures in agrochemical formulations including:

  • Those new to agrochemical formulation or wishing to update their knowledge on formulation strategies
  • Those moving into formulation from other areas within agrochemicals
  • Those in other areas of the agrochemical industry such as Regulatory Affairs, Research, Development or
  • Manufacturing who would find knowledge of formulation strategies useful for their role

Learning Outcomes

At the end of this course, delegates will have a good understanding of:

How formulation contributes value in the formulation market and how formulations are influenced by industry drivers and trends

How the different liquid and solid formulation types are made and what ingredients are used as well as what science underpins these products

How the regulatory landscape impacts on the development and commercialisation of agrochemicals

The process of formulation R&D as well as the main characterisation and testing methods used for formulations

The basics of how biopesticides are formulated

Why and how products may be reformulated

Stability and instability of agrochemical formulations

Scale-up and manufacture of agrochemical formulations

How agrochemical formulations are applied

The use of adjuvants to enhance the performance of agrochemical formulations



OrCal Inc.

I enjoyed the team exercises as I felt I learnt the most through these practical exercises. The course trainer was very knowledgeable.


Burleigh Dodds Science Publishing is an award winning, “climate-smart” publisher in agricultural science and its work will help researchers in agricultural science address how to feed a growing population in the face of climate change and increasing competition for land, water and other resources.

With over 125 published titles and an extensive forward programme, their books cover the major crops and livestock types. This includes each step on the value chain for their production, from breeding through to harvest and the final product.