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Argus Added Value Fertilizers Asia 2018


*This agenda is subject to change.

Wednesday 11 April 


Registration and Exhibition Opens


Chairperson’s Welcome Remarks 

Xie Fang, Senior Analyst, Argus 

9.30  Market Prospects for Added Value and Specialty Fertilizers in Asia
- Market drivers and development of sophisticated products
- Regional growth trends
- Industry opportunities
- Water soluble fertilizers, stabilised fertilizers, micronutrients, inhibitors and NPK compounds

Kevin Moran, Chief Technology Officer, Kingenta
10.00  Multi-Nutrient Fertilizers for Crops in Asia
- Product recommendations
- Successful nutrient formulations
- Adopting irrigation systems for improved rice yields

Matthew Carabott, Head Agronomist Asia, EuroChem Agro Asia
10.30 Eco-Friendly Formulations for Multi-Functional Fertilizers
- Enhanced efficiency fertilizer market scope
- Solutions for improving nutrient use efficiency
- Ensuring long-term sustainability

Krish Shanmuga, Global Market R&D Manager - Agricultural Specialties, Solvay
Coffee Break

Adding Value to Conventional N,P, and K Fertilizers

11.30 Rice Crop Fertilization with Controlled Release Fertilizer
- One-time fertilization for long term success
- Soil and crop analysis with control release fertilizers
- Technical advances
- Outlook for control release fertilizer market in China

Zhong Chenghu, General Manager, Anhui Moith Agricultural Technology
12.00  Nutrient Management and Fertilizer Recommendations for Cereals
- The importance of soil analysis
- Methods for making fertilizer recommendations
- Sustaining crop yield and environment

Ping He, Ph.D, Professor in Plant Nutrition and Fertilizers and Director at IPNI China
12.30   Urease and Nitrification Inhibitors for Improving Performance and Sustainability in Asia
- Nutrient loss prevention
- Increasing nitrogen availability and efficiency
- Long term growth opportunities

Dr. Ross Gilmour, Senior Agronomist, Koch Agronomic Services
13.00 - 14.00 

Micronutrient and Biostimulants for Enhancing Crop Yield

14.00   Regional Demand for Micronutrients in Asia
- Chelated products for improved application
- Crop responses to micronutrients
- Measuring commercial yield
14.30  Overcoming Zinc Deficiencies with Value Added Products
- Incorporating zinc in multi-nutrient fertilizers
- Outlook for demand
- The role of zinc fertilizer in crop production and human health
- Opportunity for zinc fertilizer production

Ming Xian Fan, Ph.D, Director, China Program, ZNI, International Zinc Association
15.00  Coffee 
15.30  The Use of Biostimulants in the Fight Against Abiotic Stress
- The need for research to improve nutrient uptake
- Biostimulants for enhancing nutrient efficiency

Juan Benavente, Business Manager, Asia-Pacific, Tradecorp

The Importance of Biostimulants in China
- Leaders for biostimulants development
- Application as a driver for growth
- Opportunities from research and development investment

Wilson Boardman, Managing Director, Micromix Plant Health Ltd


Enhanced Crop Protection with Biofertilizers

- Incorporating biologicals
- Methods for increasing value
- Market opportunities

Dr Venkatesh Devanur, Managing Director, Agri Life – India

17.00 End of conference 
17.30 - 19.30 Cocktail Party 
Thursday 12 - Friday 13 April 
Argus Asia Fertilizer 2018 - separately bookable 

You might also be interested in attending Argus Asia Fertilizer on 12-13 April. The conference attracts 500+ market players with representation from 54 countries from 300+ companies, and is the no.1 event for finding new opportunities and new contacts in the Asian fertilizer market.

You can take advantage of special prices for attending both events – saving you up to $495 off the combined price.

Further information can be found here.


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