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Sep 05
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08:00 - 09:00 60 mins
Registration
09:00 - 09:30 30 mins
AgChem Forum: Regulatory Frameworks
EFSA feedback: current developments and future plans
  • Dimitra Kardassi - Scientific Officer, EFSA
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  • Future outlook from EFSA
  • Discussions of EFSAs involvement in Member State Approval
  • Exploring EFSA approach to invite Industry to ADVISORY PANELS
  • Update on policy and priorities of EFSA
09:30 - 10:00 30 mins
AgChem Forum: Regulatory Frameworks
Latest Guidance Documents and Opinions in the fate area – Feedback from EFSA
  • Aaldrik Tiktak - Senior Researcher Soil and Water, EFSA Working Group PECs in Soil
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  • Highlighting the latest guidance and clarifying how to optimise the submission data
  • EFSA feedback on Residue Risk Assessments
  • EFSA feedback on Exposure of Organisms
  • Updated status of Neonicotinoids due to the Honey and Bee Product Guidance
10:00 - 10:30 30 mins
AgChem Forum: Regulatory Frameworks
Q+A with EFSA
  • Dimitra Kardassi - Scientific Officer, EFSA
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This session provides attendees with the unique opportunity to quiz EFSA on the current opinions and guidance documents; facilitating open dialogue, enhanced learning and increased efficiency. Questions will be able to be submitted prior to attending. Please provide any questions you have at the time of booking.

10:00 - 10:30 30 mins
Biopesticides
Plenary session: Future visions for the crop protection industry- An interview with leading crop protection companies
  • Robert Birkett - News Reporter, Agrow, Agribusiness Intelligence, informa
  • Mike Carroll - Head of Research and Development, Europe Middle East, Africa, Arysta LifeScience
  • Shawn Semones, Ph.D - Executive Vice President, R&D and Chief Technology Officer, Concentric Technologies Inc
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An interview panel discussing but not limited to the following topics

  • The current regulatory landscape and the impact this having on the industry
  • Trends and concerns for innovation and regulation
  • The outlook for the future
10:00 - 10:30 30 mins
Biostimulants
Plenary session: Future visions for the crop protection industry- An interview with leading crop protection companies
  • Robert Birkett - News Reporter, Agrow, Agribusiness Intelligence, informa
  • Mike Carroll - Head of Research and Development, Europe Middle East, Africa, Arysta LifeScience
  • Shawn Semones, Ph.D - Executive Vice President, R&D and Chief Technology Officer, Concentric Technologies Inc
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An interview panel discussing but not limited to the following topics

  • The current regulatory landscape and the impact this having on the industry
  • Trends and concerns for innovation and regulation
  • The outlook for the future
10:00 - 10:30 30 mins
Agrochemical Formulation
Plenary session: Future visions for the crop protection industry- An interview with leading crop protection companies
  • Robert Birkett - News Reporter, Agrow, Agribusiness Intelligence, informa
  • Mike Carroll - Head of Research and Development, Europe Middle East, Africa, Arysta LifeScience
  • Shawn Semones, Ph.D - Executive Vice President, R&D and Chief Technology Officer, Concentric Technologies Inc
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An interview panel discussing but not limited to the following topics

  • The current regulatory landscape and the impact this having on the industry
  • Trends and concerns for innovation and regulation
  • The outlook for the future
10:30 - 11:15 45 mins
Morning Coffee Break
11:15 - 11:45 30 mins
AgChem Forum: Regulatory Frameworks
Presentation to be delivered by Fera
  • A Representative From Fera, Fera
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11:15 - 11:45 30 mins
Biopesticides
Case study on optimising formulations to create stronger RNAi products
  • Bruno Mezzetti Ph.D - Full professor in Plant Biotechnology, iPLANTA
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11:15 - 11:45 30 mins
Biostimulants
Fertilizer markets and the impact of new Fertilizer framework
  • Luke Hutson - Head of Urea and Nitrates Analysis, Agribusiness Intelligence, Fertecon - part of Informa Business Intelligence
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  • Phosphate fertilizers and cadmium
  • Slow-release fertilizer and polymer coatings
  • Substitution potential for organics
  • Biostimulants and likely trade flows
11:15 - 11:45 30 mins
Agrochemical Formulation
Case Study: Ensuring successful formulation using adjuvants
  • Alexander Schaetz - Team Leader Formulation Technology, Syngenta Crop Protection
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  • The importance of different adjuvant modes for optimised product performance across several indications
  • Case study 1: The impact of spray drift agents with regard to diverse application methods 
  • Case study 2: Improved retention and spreading of a herbicide through adjuvants
  • Case study 3: Plant-safe uptake enhancers for improved translaminar effect of aphicides
11:45 - 12:15 30 mins
AgChem Forum: Regulatory Frameworks
Member state feedback on the refit 1107/09
  • Johan Axelman - Strategic Adviser, Authorisation and Guidance, Swedish Chemicals Agency
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  • Member state expectation of the 1107/2009 refit
  • Proposals for the refit of 1107/2009
  • Future outlook for 1107/2009
11:45 - 12:15 30 mins
Biopesticides
Overcoming delivery challenges with RNAi
  • Wendy Maddelein - Senior Scientist, Syngenta
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  • Introduction to different applications of RNA-based biocontrols
  • Challenges for application of RNA-based biocontrols against above ground species (beetles and sucking insects)
  • Delivery
  • Feeding behavior
  • Stability
  • Mobility
  • Application methods
  • Challenges for application of RNA-based biocontrols against species in soil
  • stability
  • delivery
  • mobility
  • application methods
11:45 - 12:15 30 mins
Biostimulants
Member State updates on the status of the Fertilizer Regulation
  • Jaroslav Houček - Head of Fertilizers Department, CENTRAL INSTITUTE FOR SUPERVISING AND TESTING IN AGRICULTURE
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  • How the registration process of fertilizers and biostimulants will changes after the regulation
  • Member State insight on the effects of the Fertilizer Regulation for industry
  • Understanding how to be prepared for the new regulatory changes
11:45 - 12:15 30 mins
Agrochemical Formulation
Maintaining optimal efficiency while using green surfactants
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  • surfactants in comparison to conventional surfactants
  • Overcoming formulation challenges with green surfactants
  • Finding surfactants that are suitable for organic farming
12:15 - 12:45 30 mins
AgChem Forum: Regulatory Frameworks
Low Risk Substances
  • Bernd Brielbeck - Senior Manager Regulatory Affairs, Agrochemicals and Biopesticides, SCC Scientific Consulting Company GmbH
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12:15 - 12:45 30 mins
Biopesticides
Assessing the possibilities and challenges of commercialisation of RNAi
  • Oliver Christiaens - Professor, UGent University
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  • Which factors are involved in the variability of RNAi efficiency in insects?
  • Challenges which need to be overcome to develop effective RNAi-based strategies against a wide range of pests
  • Biosafety aspects of RNAi biopesticides
12:15 - 12:45 30 mins
Biostimulants
Industry insight on how to prepare for the upcoming Fertilizer regulation
  • Benoît Planques - Global regulatory management, italpollina
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  • Follow-up of the trilogue decisions
  • Standardisation of plant biostimulants at European and global level
  • How ITALPOLLINA develops plant biostimulants?
  • How ITALPOLLINA promotes plant biostimulant?
12:15 - 12:45 30 mins
Agrochemical Formulation
The development of efficient crop protection formulations with innovative solutions
  • Daniel Zweifel - Technical Service & Development, Dow Industrial Solutions
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•A systematic approach to stable formulation compositions engaging specific co-formulants

•Best practices for improving the performance of adjuvants in the tank stages to ensure better application

•Case study results of successful applications using adjuvants and co-formulants

12:45 - 13:15 30 mins
AgChem Forum: Regulatory Frameworks
Industry feedback on the current concerns with Brexit
  • Janet Williams - Head of Regulatory for UK and Ireland, Bayer
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  • Initial thoughts on the outcomes of Brexit
  • The effects on industry due to Brexit in the current interim period
  • Industry outlook on central zone submission system without the UK involvement
12:45 - 13:15 30 mins
Biopesticides
Registration of Biopesticides in the EU
  • Hans Ulrich Rexer - Regulatory Project Manager, Eurofins Regulatory AG
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12:45 - 13:15 30 mins
Biostimulants
Q+A session on the Fertilizer Regulation
  • Benoît Planques - Global regulatory management, italpollina
  • Jaroslav Houček - Head of Fertilizers Department, CENTRAL INSTITUTE FOR SUPERVISING AND TESTING IN AGRICULTURE
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12:45 - 13:15 30 mins
Agrochemical Formulation
Netzsch Equipment and Technologies for Agrochemicals to improve production processes by performance, economics and environmental sustainability
  • Hans Kißwetter - Manager Agrochemicals, NETZSCH-Feinmahltechnik GmbH, Germany
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The production of sufficient food to provide for whole of the world's population is clearly one of the major challenge of the 21rst century. Regulatory bodies, producing and consuming industry and technology supplier are forming the basics for economical, reliable, resource- and environmental-saving processes.

For the “formulations” of plant protectants, fertilizers and seed treatments NETZSCH offers sophisticated state-of-the-art technology and processes. For the plenty of different tasks and requirements of formulation processes for agrochemicals NETZSCH has the solutions, perfectly designed to our customer needs taking, beyond above mentioned basics, also high quality processes, reduction of energy costs, low maintenance costs, resource saving processes, clean-in-place technology, emission free process technology, etc. into account.

The company NETZSCH is a renowned manufacturer of machines and plants for dry and wet grinding, homogenizing, dispersing and mixing of solids into liquids for agrochemical products. We engage with our customers to develop individual solutions and implement them with our service and process-related support.

This contribution discusses the expertise, resources and methodologies for what NETZSCH provides customized solutions. Furthermore, there is given a short survey of scope of equipment from the laboratory to the production scale, manufactured by NETZSCH.

13:15 - 14:45 90 mins
Networking Lunch
14:45 - 15:15 30 mins
AgChem Forum: Regulatory Frameworks
Member State Feedback: An update from the Southern Zone
  • Dr. Maristella Rubbiani - Head of the Unit, Dangerous Preparations and Mixtures , National Centre for Chemicals, Italy
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  • Updates on timelines from the Southern Zone due to Article 43
  • Feedback from the Southern Zone on 1107/2009 Refit
  •  Progress with Zonal Authorisation process
14:45 - 15:15 30 mins
Biopesticides
An emerging need for biopesticides as alternatives to azole-based fungicides
  • Birte Fonnesbech Vogel - Senior Scientific Adviser, Ph.D., Ministry of the Environment and Food
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  • Azole-resistant invasive aspergillosis
  • Environmental route of azole-resistance development
  • Identification of sources of azole-resistance selection 
  • Biopesticides as alternatives to azole-based fungicides
14:45 - 15:15 30 mins
Biostimulants
Evaluation and explanation of the effects of Vivaflor(a.i. = GA142) derived from Ascophyllumnodosumon the quality of grape harvest
  • Aude Bernardon Méry - Global Biostimulant and Innovative Nutrition Development Manager, Arysta
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14:45 - 15:15 30 mins
Agrochemical Formulation
Improving collaboration with application and formulation to to control spray drift
  • Maickon Balator - Agronomist Enginner and Manager Spray technology, Vittia Group
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  • Optimising formulation to ensure they are matching advancements in application techniques.
  • Ensuring successful droplet size with varying nozzle sizes
  • Application techniques to control spray drift
15:15 - 15:45 30 mins
AgChem Forum: Regulatory Frameworks
Panel Member State Feedback: An update from the Northern Zone
  • Birte Fonnesbech Vogel - Senior Scientific Adviser, Ph.D., Ministry of the Environment and Food
  • Johan Axelman - Strategic Adviser, Authorisation and Guidance, Swedish Chemicals Agency
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  • Updates on timelines from the Northern Zone
  • Viewpoint of Endocrine Disruptors for the Northern Zone
  • Progress with Central Authorisation process
  • Feedback on article 4(7) of 1107/2009
15:15 - 15:45 30 mins
Biopesticides
Designing environmental risk assessment and understanding secondary metabolites of microbial pest control agents
  • Nico Tan - Environmental Risk Assessor, CTGB
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  • Environmental risk assessment of microbial pest control agents and products
  • Predicted environmental densities in soil and water
  • Do microbes leach to the groundwater?
  • Microbial proliferation in the environment
  • Regulation of secondary metabolite production
  • Secondary metabolites production in the environment
  • Effect of microbial pest control products on earthworms and waste water treatment systems
  • Genetic stability of microbes

 

15:15 - 15:45 30 mins
Biostimulants
The efficacy of foliar Silicic Acid
  • Henk Laane - Director R&D, ReXil Agro BV
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  • The disadvantages of compounds small amounts of Silicic Acid (SA)
  • Best practices to ensure stability by solving ‘silicic acid deficiency.
  • Case study depicting efficiency of SA to decrease biotic stress
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15:15 - 15:45 30 mins
Agrochemical Formulation
Improving Stability of Aqueous Formulations for Moderately Soluble Actives
  • Robin Fraser - Manager of Analytical and Operations, Vive Crop
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  • Overcoming new formulation hurdles caused by new nozzles 
  • Ensuring successful droplet size with varying nozzle sizes

 

15:45 - 16:15 30 mins
AgChem Forum: Regulatory Frameworks
Industry feedback on member state submissions
  • Helen Berry - European Regulatory Lead, Nufarm UK Limited
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  • Common issues with member state submissions within the zonal systems
  • Concerns for upcoming regulatory changes
  • Best practices for successful authorisation
15:45 - 16:15 30 mins
Biopesticides
Spotlight session from Reach24h Consulting Group
15:45 - 16:15 30 mins
Biostimulants
Spotlight session
15:45 - 16:15 30 mins
Agrochemical Formulation
Bridging the gap between lab and field, by illustrating what application techniques are preferred by farmers
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  • Depicting how application products can alter product performance
  • Showcasing the trends and movement in the application industry
  • Strategies to increase product productivity through better application techniques
16:15 - 16:45 30 mins
Afternoon Coffee Break
16:45 - 17:15 30 mins
AgChem Forum: Regulatory Frameworks
Lessons learnt from previous round of Renewals Member State Feedback
  • Donal Griffin, CRD
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  • Understanding the mistakes made in the previous rounds of renewals
  • Working towards addressing this in the final stage Air 3
  • Member State Feedback on the upcoming round of renewals
16:45 - 17:15 30 mins
Biopesticides
Best practices to create stable co-formulate product using microbial and chemical actives
  • Tomislav Cernava - University assistant, Graz Univeristy of Technology
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  • The efficiency of biologicals can be boosted with complementary chemicals.
  • The co-application of nature-based compounds is a promising alternative to conventional pesticides.
  • We showed that integration of bioactive compounds increases the competiveness of beneficial microorganisms.
  • The principles could find application in various agricultural areas including post-harvest treatments.
16:45 - 17:15 30 mins
Biostimulants
Use the soil's biocontrol force!
  • Wietse de Boer - Professor, NIOO-KNAW & Wageningen University
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  • A certain level of biological suppression of soil-borne pathogens, often referred to as general soil suppression, is apparent in almost every soil.
  • Competitive interactions within soil microbial communities lie at the basis of general soil suppression.
  • The production of inhibitors (interference competition) is a major determinant of general soil suppression.
  • Activity, composition and diversity of microbial communities affect the spectrum of produced inhibitors and, therefore, also general soil suppression.
  • Agricultural management strategies can be developed to stimulate microbial interactions that increase general soil suppression.
16:45 - 17:15 30 mins
Agrochemical Formulation
Best practices to create stable co-formulate product using microbial and chemical actives
  • Tomislav Cernava - University assistant, Graz Univeristy of Technology
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  • The efficiency of biologicals can be boosted with complementary chemicals.
  • The co-application of nature-based compounds is a promising alternative to conventional pesticides.
  • We showed that integration of bioactive compounds increases the competiveness of beneficial microorganisms.
  • The principles could find application in various agricultural areas including post-harvest treatments.
17:15 - 17:45 30 mins
AgChem Forum: Regulatory Frameworks
Impact to data protection under Article 43
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  • When is data protection triggered under Article 43?
  • Exploring the legal issues with data protection under article 43
  • How to ensure better data protection for products under article 43
17:15 - 17:45 30 mins
Biopesticides
Ensuring compatibility with synthetic and biological plant protection and nutrition products
  • Ferhout Hicham - Microbial Biostimulants Manger, Agronutrition
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17:15 - 17:45 30 mins
Biostimulants
Ensuring compatibility with synthetic and biological plant protection and nutrition products
  • Ferhout Hicham - Microbial Biostimulants Manger, Agronutrition
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17:15 - 17:45 30 mins
Agrochemical Formulation
Ensuring compatibility with synthetic and biological plant protection and nutrition products
  • Ferhout Hicham - Microbial Biostimulants Manger, Agronutrition
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17:45 - 18:15 30 mins
AgChem Forum: Regulatory Frameworks
Why the EU will not get a data call in system for pesticide reviews any time soon
  • Mike Carroll - Head of Research and Development, Europe Middle East, Africa, Arysta LifeScience
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  • Review systems in other countries
  • Registration is not science
  • Science is not perfect
  • Data call in requires a confident regulator
  • Data call in requires confidence in the regulator
  • Conclusions
18:15 - 18:20 5 mins
End of Conference Day One
08:00 - 09:00

Registration

Showing of Streams
10:30 - 11:15

Morning Coffee Break

Showing of Streams
13:15 - 14:45

Networking Lunch

Showing of Streams
16:15 - 16:45

Afternoon Coffee Break

Showing of Streams
18:15 - 18:20
End of Conference Day One

End of Conference Day One