Category Archives: National Environmental Measurement Symposium

NEMC and NACRW Conference

Pickering Laboratories exhibited at the National Environmental Measurement Symposium  in Chicago July 13 – 17. This meeting combines NEMC (National Environmental Measurement Conference) with NELAC (National Environmental Laboratory Accreditation Committee). Billed as the largest conference on environmental monitoring in North America.

Rebecca Smith presented our Poster “Analysis of Glufosinate and Glyphosate in Water by HPLC with Post-Column Derivatization”. With the rise of Glyphosate resistance Glufosinate is expanding in usage by agriculture and testing requirements.

On exhibit were Pickering’s  environmental and contaminates testing products and methods:

  • Carbamate, Glyphosate, AMPA, Glufonsinate
  • Nitrite and Nitrate
  • Chromium (VI)
  • Biogenic Amines
  • Formaldehyde
  • Aminoglycosides Antibiotics
  • Polyether Antibiotics
  • Paralytic Shellfish Toxins

The  NACRW 2015 (North American Pesticide Residue Workshop) in St. Pete’s beach,is also an environmental testing conference organized by the non-profit FLAG an off shoot of Florida Department of Agriculture. We have been attending this show since the 80’s when George Fong created the Florida Pesticide Residue Workshop. As the show has grown the subject matter has widened to include food and supplements analysis and other areas of growth.

Mike Gottschalk and Sareeta Nerkar attended this year and presented the Poster “Analysis of Antioxidants in Food and Dietary supplements using HPLC with Post-Column derivatization.” Sareeta was a new volunteer at the registration desk for much of the show.