December 20, 2023, ARLINGTON, VA

The Application Enhancement Certification program is accepting new submissions for the next round of testing, which will take place from late January to February 2024.

This is a great opportunity for companies with CPDA certified adjuvant products to demonstrate their compliance with the highest standards of quality, performance, and safety in the industry.

To participate in the testing, you need to send your samples to the Pesticide Application Technology (PAT) Laboratory between January 7 and 15, 2024. The submission process is simple and convenient:

  • Visit the CPDA AE Certification Homepage (
  • Click “How to Apply” in the menu bar on the left-hand side of the page.
  • Click “APPLY” button and follow the instructions. You will find a submission form and the details on how and where to send your samples for testing.

Don’t miss this chance to enhance your reputation and gain a competitive edge in the market. Apply today and join the elite group of CPDA AE certified products!

Pesticide application stewardship and training are a continued need within the agricultural industry. Programs in the past focused narrowly on control of drift, rather than optimization of an application based on nozzle and product selection. These programs sparked interest but did not result in a tangible path forward. Applicators are hungry for guidance in making more efficacious and on-target applications. To meet this industry need, and at the urging of academia, CPDA began socializing the concept of an Application Enhancement Certification Program in 2019. The proposed program recognizes that drift control without biological efficacy is not a successful application and is designed to provide a more complete picture of the likely outcome of the application. This is achieved by highlighting the positive interactions between pesticide formulation type, various nozzle designs and adjuvant selection. The information provided through this program will provide applicators with an easy to understand visual of how to best manage nozzle and adjuvant selection based on the formulation type of the pesticides to be applied.

About CPDA

The Council of Producers and Distributors of Agrotechnology (CPDA) based near Washington D.C. has been the voice and advocate for the adjuvant, inert and post-patent crop protection industry for over 35 years.

Nearly 80% of U.S. distribution for the crop protection market and approximately 80% of the inert ingredients used in agricultural production in the U.S. are provided by CPDA members.

The association members are a network of basic inert manufacturers, adjuvant formulators, distributors, retailers, US pesticide formulators, and generic crop protection registrants and manufactures who make their voices heard by working together. For more information, please visit

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