03 junho - 05 junho 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

 

  • 8:30
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  • Registration and exhibition opens
  • 9:00
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  • 9:10
  • Opening remarks and introduction from the chairperson
  • 9:20
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  • 9:40
  • 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
  • 9:40
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  • 10:00
  • Keynote: New innovations and developments in plant nutrition Ryan Bond - Senior Director, Crop Protection & Nutrition Innovation, Nutrien Ag Solutions
  • 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
  • 10:00
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  • 10:20
  • 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
  • 10:20
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  • 10:40
  • Interactive polls and joint Q&A powered by SLIDO
  • 10:40
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  • 11:20
  • Networking coffee break
  • 11:20
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  • 11:40
  • 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
  • 11:40
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  • 12:30
  • 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.

  • 12:30
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  • 14:00
  • Lunch
  • 14:00
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  • 14:20
  • The business drivers for micronutrients in fertilizer blends – Small volumes, big impacts
  • Assessing the nutrient deficiencies through soil studies
  • Addressing the positive impact of micronutrients on crop yield and health
  • Evaluating the cost efficiency of incorporating micronutrients into your nutrient management strategy
  • 14:20
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  • 14:40
  • 4R nutrient stewardship for boron and zinc in North American soils Dr. Sally Flis - Director of Agronomy, The Fertilizer Institute
  • 14:40
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  • 15:00
  • The importance of addressing iron deficiencies and improving crop yields
  • The role of Fe as a key micronutrient in crop nutrition and its impact on yield and quality
  • Strategies for improving plant tolerance against Fe deficiencies
  • Novel high-performance iron chelates
  • 15:00
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  • 15:15
  • Joint Q&A powered by SLIDO
  • 15:15
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  • 16:00
  • Networking coffee break
  • 16:00
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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? 
  2. Incorporating micronutrients into bulk blends to meet soil requirements
  3. Identifying changing consumer habits and attitudes to specialty fertilizers
  4. Promoting best agricultural practices and credibility of biostimulants to growers
  5. Demand for specialty fertilizers for high value crops vs broad acre crops
  6. Optimizing application of foliar fertilizers to enhance performance
  7. Developments in water soluble fertilizers – Assessing demand growth
  8. Applying lessons from Europe to the US market – adoption, regulations and challenges
 
 
  • 17:30
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  • 19:30
  • Cocktail reception
  • 9:00
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  • Registration and exhibition opens
  • 9:25
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  • 9:30
  • Opening remarks from the chair
  • 09:20
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  • 09:40
  • Added Value Fertilizers: Beyond Nitrogen Todd Carpenter - Technical Development Manager, Verdesian
  • 09:50
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  • 10:10
  • 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
  • 10:10
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  • 10:20
  • Joint Q&A powered by SLIDO
  • 10:20
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  • 10:50
  • Networking coffee break
  • 10:50
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  • 11:10
  • Improving water and nutrient use efficiency in fertilizer management strategies
  • Using modern fertigation to improve nutrient use efficiency
  • Rising demand for water soluble fertilizers
  • Responding to irregular rainfall and water shortages
  • Assessing market drivers
  • 11:10
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  • 11:30
  • Optimizing application of foliar fertilizers to enhance performance
  • Considering the best timing of a foliar fertilizers for maximum efficiency and optimum results
  • A look at the rise of micro-irrigation and the factors driving it
  • The growing market for specialty liquid fertilizers in the US
  • 11:30
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  • 11:40
  • Joint Q&A powered by SLIDO
  • 11:40
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  • 12:00
  • Assessing the optimum balance of nutrients for turf and ornamental application
  • 12:20
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  • 12:40
  • Developing and applying the optimum fertilizer blends for citrus production
  • Improving crop yield throughout the seasons with the right balance of fertilizer inputs
  • How specialty fertilizers can enhance the physical appearance, taste and overall fruit quality
  • The use of organic nutrients and biostimulants to ensure quality and yield
  • 12:20
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  • 12:30
  • Joint Q&A powered by SLIDO
  • 12:30
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  • 13:50
  • Lunch
  • 13:50
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  • 14:10
  • Unlocking benefits for farmers with digital tools – Now and in the future Toby Goodroad - Market Development Director, Yara North America
 
  • 14:10
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  • 15:00
  • Panel discussion – Identifying the real “value” of AVFs for manufacturers, growers, consumers and the environment Panellists include - J.R Simplot 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
Terry Tindall,
Senior Agronomist, J.R Simplot

  • 15:00
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  • 15:10
  • Chair's closing remarks and end of conference