10 июня - 12 июня 2020
Tampa, Florida

Argus Added Value Fertilizers US

Biostimulants focus day

This day is designed for anyone involved, or interested, in the expanding biostimulants market in the US, this is your opportunity to get up to speed with the latest developments.

Growers and retailers are keen to understand the benefits of new products, what different categories offer and how and when to apply them. By attending this day, you will hear technical insights, regulatory updates and global case studies to help you assess the opportunities for your business.

Register below to secure your conference pass and your exclusive place onto the biostimulants focus day

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  • 08:30
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  • Biostimulants focus day registration opens
  • 09:20
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  • 09:30
  • Chairperson's opening remarks Terry Stone - Vice President, Regulatory Affairs and Sustainability, Agrinos
  • 09:30
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  • 09:55
  • 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?
  • 09:55
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  • 10:20
  • 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
  • 10:20
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  • 11:00
  • Break
  • 11:00
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  • 11:25
  • Latest regulatory developments in biostimulants: An EPA perspective - via video link Russell Jones - Senior Scientist, Chair, Biochemical Classification Committee, US Environmental Protection Agency
  • 11:25
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  • 11:50
  • Biostimulant market development: The evolving role of biostimulants and progress to date Chris Thrasher - North American Sales Director, 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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  • 14:55
  • The role of biostimulants in enhancing nutrient use efficiency of different crop plants Ryan Bond - Senior Director, Crop Protection & Nutrition Innovation, Nutrien Ag Solutions
  • 14:55
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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 Terry Stone - Vice President, Regulatory Affairs and Sustainability, Agrinos