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A Beginner's Guide to Agrochemical Formulation Strategies

4-week online course | 2 hours per week

20 January - 21 February 2020

Online Academy

Designed for professionals who are new to agrochemical formulations or who require a basic working knowledge of the industry, this introductory 8 module course will provide you with the essential building blocks of your formulation career. Led by an industry expert you will progress through the course with fellow students as you would in a classroom, but with the flexibility of studying online meaning you can join from anywhere in the world. Topics you will cover include:

• Green formulations: types and drivers for growth
• Regulation of formulated products: recent changes to regulations
• Development process: ingredients and how to generate the correct regulatory data
• Biopesticides: differences to conventional PPPs
• Reformulations: advantages and disadvantages

Looking for a slightly more advanced course where you can learn how to apply your skills? Take the next step with our Practical Analysis of Agrochemical Formulation online course.

  • Understand how to develop a formulation and provide the supporting data needed for submissions
  • Evaluate the impact of changed EU regulations
  • Get to grips with “newer” formulation types
  • Assess the driving force behind greener formulations, explore the different forms of biopesticides and assess their challenges to the formulator
  • Get an overview of analytical and test methods used to support the stated claims of the formulation
  • Study key considerations for scale up & manufacturing
  • Investigate the various application types and their impact on formulation choice

 
Dr Jim Bullock has 25 years of experience in the chemical-using industries, with a main focus on formulation science and technology. Within major chemicals multinationals, he has led R&D activities in areas as diverse as imaging, crystal engineering, formulation and synthetic chemistry.
Dr David Calvert has close to 25 years of experience in developing new products and services for the chemical-using industries including pharmaceuticals, inks,coatings, agrochemicals and FMCG.

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 and Ecotoxicology
  • Manufacturing who would find knowledge of formulation strategies useful for their role

What is an Online Academy course? 

Online academy is a new online, interactive and engaging education tool designed to maximise learning for professionals with busy schedules and/or small training budgets.

The online academy brings alike professionals together and gives you the opportunity to share ideas and questions via the discussion forum creating your own professional community. Our on-demand feature means the content is available as and when you need it allowing greater flexibility to your professional development and learning.

 

Students will learn through:

  • 8 modules, split up into multiple bitesize recorded videos
  • Quizzes to test your knowledge
  • Revisit the content with unlimited access to all the materials for 2 months
  • Access the discussion forum and interact with other students and the trainer
  • Direct contact with the trainer through the forum during the 4 weeks the course is running
  • Additional content such as slides and white papers available to download
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ATI is committed to delivering learning programmes, both online and face-to-face, which drive the growth of the agrochemical industry by developing the knowledge and competencies of professionals. Upon completion of this course you will receive a digital certificate which can be displayed on your LinkedIn profile and shared through social media to demonstrate your professional development to the industry. Once your course is completed you will receive instructions for how to obtain and share the certificate.

Alumni Testimonials

Overall, the course gave a detailed picture into the formulation world. This course has been beneficial to me in my day to day role.

Senior Development Engineer, UPM


Overall it was very beneficial and a great learning experience. I think this is a great course!

Research Biologist, BRANDT


I liked that the modules were available after they had been initially released and I found having a quiz at the end of every module helpful to check my progress.

Senior Scientist , Sasol


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FREE COURSE SAMPLE

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You can now access "Introduction to Agrochemical Formulations" part of module 1.

This overview is delivered by Dr Bullock and Dr Calvert, the trainers of this online course.

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