03 6月 - 05 6月 2019
Atlanta, Georgia, USA

Argus Added Value Fertilizers US

  • 09:00
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  • 16:10
  • Biostimulants focus day (additional fee applies)
  • 16:30
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  • Registration and Exhibition Opens
  • 17:30
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  • 18:00
  • Speed networking
  • 18:00
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  • 20:00
  • Welcome drinks reception
Join your fellow attendees for a drink in an informal setting before the main event kicks off

 

  • 08:30
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  • Registration and exhibition opens
  • 09:00
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  • 09:05
  • Opening remarks and antitrust reminder from the chairperson Bede Heren - Editor, North America Fertilizers, Argus
  • 09:05
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  • 09:30
  • Overview of the US fertilizer market and demand for added value fertilizers Bede Heren - Editor, North America Fertilizers, Argus
  • Supply and demand dynamics for straight and specialty fertilizers
  • Mergers and acquisitions and outlook for market consolidation
  • Transportation challenges and the impact on fertilizer supply and distribution
  • Trends in adoption of AVFs in North America – Broadacre vs high value crops
  • 09:30
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  • 09:50
  • Assessing the agronomic and environmental performance of EEFs on crop production Dr. Fabián G. Fernández - Associate Professor, Department of Soil, Water, and Climate, University of Minnesota
  • Improving nitrogen use efficiency with the use of EEFs and effective nutrient management
  • Considering the environmental implications of nitrogen use and identifying ways to mitigate the impact
  • Outcome of field trials on EEFs on corn in continuous corn and corn-soybean cropping systems
  • 09:55
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  • 10:20
  • Responding to sulphur deficiencies in North American soils with innovative products and solutions Hillel Magen - Vice President, Agronomy, ICL Fertilizers
  • 10:20
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  • 10:30
  • Interactive polls and joint Q&A powered by SLIDO
  • 10:35
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  • 11:20
  • Networking coffee break
  • 11:20
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  • 11:45
  • How industry-focused nitrogen management policies could boost demand for AVFs David Kanter - Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies, New York University
  • Exploring new policy options for addressing the environmental impact of fertilizer use
  • The role of fertilizer companies in tackling the challenge with enhanced efficiency fertilizers (EEFs)
  • Considering the approach taken by the Corporate Average Fuel Economy standards in the automotive sector
  • Assessing the economic and environmental benefits from increasing the use of EEFs
  • 11:45
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  • 12:15
  • Panel discussion: Voluntary adoption vs mandatory policy - Considering different approaches to change behaviours and minimize the environmental impact of fertilizers
  • Managing environmental impacts and improving nutrient efficiency with EEFs
  • Applying lessons learnt from fuel emissions standards in the automotive industry
  • Ensuring long-term sustainability by increasing the uptake of EEFs

Panellists include:

David Kanter, Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies, New York University
Ariana Cohen,
VP, Head of Fertilizer Division, Jet Inc.

  • 12:15
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  • 14:00
  • Lunch
  • 14:00
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  • 14:25
  • New innovations and developments in enhanced efficiency fertilizers (EEFs) Randy Edwards - Vice President, Miller Chemical & Fertilizer
  • Latest products and outcomes of field tests
  • Assessing cost-efficiency and suitability for various crops and soil types
  • Integrating new products into nutrient management strategies
  • 14:25
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  • 14:50
  • 4R nutrient stewardship for boron and zinc in North American soils Dr. Sally Flis - Director of Agronomy, The Fertilizer Institute
  • Identifying the right blends and delivery mechanisms for specific crops
  • Incorporating micronutrients in an efficient and commercially viable way for growers
  • Assessing the scale of the market for zinc and boron in North America
  • 14:50
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  • 15:15
  • Impact of Microbials for Added Value Fertilizers in North America Marcus Meadows-Smith - CEO, BioConsortia
  • 15:15
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  • 15:30
  • Joint Q&A powered by SLIDO
  • 15:30
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  • 16:15
  • Networking coffee break
  • 16:15
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  • 17:30
  • Interactive round table discussions

Choose from one of the following discussion groups:

  1. Is investing in R&D the key to success for added value products? - Greg Schwab, Senior Director of Technology and Innovation, Koch Agronomic Services
  2. How new approaches and products are addressing sustainability in the fertilizer sector - Amy J Yoder, President & CEO, Anuvia
  3. Innovative ways for improving growers’ access to fertilizer products and technical know-how - Pierre Brunache, Founder and CEO, MyAgricSpace
  4. Communicating the benefits of AVFs to growers – who and how? Daren Coppock, President & CEO, Agricultural Retailers Association
  5. Demand for specialty fertilizers for high value crops vs broad acre crops - Dr. Sally Flis, Director of Agronomy, The Fertilizer Institute
  6. How can complex data analysis be interpreted to inform better product development?
  • 17:30
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  • 19:30
  • Cocktail reception
  • 09:00
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  • Registration and exhibition opens
  • 09:25
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  • 09:30
  • Opening remarks and antitirust reminder from the chair Todd Carpenter - Technical Development Manager, Verdesian
  • 09:30
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  • 09:55
  • Improving nutrient efficiency while minimizing environmental impact with nitrogen stabilizers Greg Schwab, Senior Director of Technology and Innovation, - Koch Agronomic Services
  • Practical strategies to improve nutrient use efficiency
  • Latest innovation in new products
  • Field tests outcomes to support the commercial benefits of using nitrogen stabilizers
  • 09:55
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  • 10:20
  • A holistic approach to managing nitrogen use efficiency: Effecting both source and sink Todd Carpenter - Technical Development Manager, Verdesian
  • Developing a holistic approach to the “source” as soil and “sink” as the plant
  • EEFs and using the principles of 4Rs address the source part of the equation
  • Assessing how new products in the PGR and biostimulant space effect the sink side of the equation
  • 10:20
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  • 10:45
  • Tackling sulphur deficiencies with environmentally friendly solutions Ariana Cohen - VP, Head of Fertilizer Division, Jet Inc.
  • Practical strategies to improve nutrient use efficiency 
  • Latest innovation in inhibitors, coatings and other new products
  • Field tests outcomes to support the commercial benefits of using slow and controlled release fertilizers
  • 10:45
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  • 11:00
  • Joint Q&A powered by SLIDO
  • 11:00
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  • 11:30
  • Networking coffee break
  • 11:30
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  • 11:55
  • Digital Agriculture – Is it now or in the future? Toby Goodroad - Market Development Director, Yara North America
  • Where have we been, where are we now and what does the future hold?
  • From the first-generation seed to the end-consumer: How are digital tools are being developed and utilized?
  • How does it benefit those working in agriculture and how can we create the future?
  • Learn what you can do to be participate now and into the future
  • 11:30
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  • 11:40
  • Joint Q&A powered by SLIDO
  • 11:55
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  • 12:45
  • Panel discussion – Identifying the real “value” of AVFs for manufacturers, growers, consumers and the environment Panellists include - J.R Simplot, Anuvia and Smithfields Food
  • Communicating the benefits of AVFs to growers
  • Delivering sustainable ROI and mitigating environmental impact
  • The role of ag retailers in promoting efficient solutions to growers
  • Examples of innovation across the supply chain to improve sustainability

Kraig Westerbeek, Senior Director of Renewables, Smithfield Foods
Amy J Yoder, President & CEO, Anuvia
Terry Tindall, Director of Agronomy, J.R Simplot

  • 12:45
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  • 14:30
  • Lunch
  • 14:30
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  • End of conference