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

Argus Added Value Fertilizers US

Biostimulants focus day

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  • 08:30
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  • Biostimulants focus day registration opens
  • 09:00
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  • 09:10
  • Chairperson's opening remarks
  • 09:10
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  • 09:35
  • Developing collaborative strategies to improve the credibility of the industry Terry Stone - Vice President, Regulatory Affairs and Sustainability, Agrinos
  • Assessing industry driven initiatives and the latest regulatory developments
  • Collaboration between industry and government agencies at a federal and state level
  • What are the short, medium and long-term objectives and how can they be achieved?
  • The inclusion of a biostimulants definition in the 2018 Farm Bill and what this means for the sector?
  • 09:35
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  • 10:00
  • Understanding how microbial biostimulants work with fertilizers, the range of delivery mechanisms and benefits for growers Jane Fife - Chief Science Officer, 3Bar Biologics
  • How can we make biological products more farm-friendly, easier to use, more efficient and affordable?
  • Approaches for combining biologicals and synthetic products
  • Novel delivery system involving on-site growth of microbes for just-in-time delivery
  • Case study applying microbial biofertilizer using in-furrow delivery with starter fertilizers
  • 10:00
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  • 10:25
  • Global perspective – What can be learnt from the Biostimulants sector in Europe?
  • 10:25
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  • 11:00
  • Break
  • 11:30
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  • 12:00
  • Latest regulatory developments in biostimulants: An EPA perspective
  • 11:25
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  • 11:50
  • Biostimulant market development: The evolving role of biostimulants and progress to date Dan Custis - CEO, Advanced Biological Marketing
  • 11:50
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  • 12:15
  • How soil microbes stimulate plant growth and health Prof. James White - Professor of Plant Pathology, Rutgers University
  • Microbes as fertilizers and health enhancers of plants
  • How plants use microbes to obtain soil nutrients in the ‘rhizophagy cycle’
  • How microbes stimulate plant development, suppress pathogens and enhance oxidative stress tolerance of plants
  • 12:15
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  • 12:40
  • Putting soil first Michael Warren - CEO, Earth Alive Clean Technologies
  • Execution of the biological transformation
  • Conforming to regulatory frameworks
  • Change in culture and public perception
  • 12:40
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  • 13:40
  • Lunch
  • 13:40
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  • 14:05
  • Considering the perceptions of industry and end users on the current biostimulants market and future developments Glen Crowe - Director of Sales, Pathway Biologic
  • 14:05
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  • 14:30
  • Assessing the different applications and prospects for the range of categories of biostimulants John D. Bailey - National Product Manager, Timac Agro
  • Approaches to fundamental research – the importance of due diligence and scientific groundwork
  • The importance of precision extraction and the chemistry of formulation
  • Bringing consistent value to farmers using multiple modes of action
  • Challenges facing further adoption of biostimulants in agriculture
  • 14:30
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  • 15:05
  • The role of biostimulants in enhancing nutrient use efficiency of different crop plants Ryan Bond - Senior Director, Crop Protection & Nutrition Innovation, Nutrien Ag Solutions
  • 15:05
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  • 16:00
  • Round table discussions
  • 16:00
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  • 16:10
  • Closing remarks and end of Biostimulants Focus Day