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Jul 25
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8:00am - 8:30am

Morning Coffee and Networking

Showing of Streams
Showing of Streams
12:45pm - 1:45pm

Networking Lunch

Showing of Streams
2:50pm - 3:20pm

Afternoon Coffee and Networking

Showing of Streams
4:55pm - 5:00pm
End of Conference

End of Conference

8:00am - 8:30am 30 mins
Morning Coffee and Networking
8:30am - 8:40am 10 mins
Main agenda
Opening Remarks from the Chairperson
  • William Dunham - Managing Partner, Dunham Trimmer International Bio Intelligence
  • Mark Trimmer, PhD - Managing Partner, Dunham Trimmer International Bio Intelligence
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8:40am - 9:10am 30 mins
Main agenda
Case Study: Evaluating Biologic Compatibility Issues and Preparing for Tank Mixing or Combinations with Seed Coatings by End Users
  • Harald Mikkelsen - Manager Microbials, New Business & Innovation, Koppert BV
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  • Understanding the limitations of your own product in tank mixing with other company’s products
  • Identifying, evaluating and formulating for potential target mixes by the end user
  • Assessing synergistic and agnostic relationships with potential tank mix targets
  • Informing, educating and / or warning the end user of mixing your products
9:10am - 9:40am 30 mins
Main agenda
Case study: Developing biological formulations that work effectively with synthetic products
  • Jane Patterson Fife, PhD - Chief Science Officer, 3Bar Biologics
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  • Informing, educating and / or warning the end user of mixing your products
  • Approaches to combining biologicals with synthetics
  • Case study with living microbial inoculant
  • Optimizing formulation to allow easier handling for growers using standard equipment
9:40am - 10:10am 30 mins
Main agenda
Case study: Successful integration / combination / blending of agrochemical and biological products
  • Ernestas Zaleckas, PhD - Professor, Aleksandras Stulginskis University
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  • Addressing the options for mixing chemical and biological products, including common pitfalls
  • Key findings from blending agrochemical and biological products in combined products
  • Recommendations for preserving stability, efficacy and activity of active ingredients and biologics in combined products
  • Overcoming common challenges from blending, including: Spraying, biologic sensitivity, and the enhancing or hindering of the active
10:10am - 10:40am 30 mins
Main agenda
Morning Coffee and Networking
10:40am - 10:45am 5 mins
Agrochemical Formulation
Extended Regulatory Session & Ask the Regulators Panel: Remarks from the Chairperson
10:40am - 10:45am 5 mins
Biologics
Application: Remarks from the Chairperson
10:45am - 11:15am 30 mins
Agrochemical Formulation
Formulation strategies match advancements in application methods
  • Patrick McMullan - President, Ramulus, LLC
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  • Overcoming formulation hurdles to match application methods
  • Ensuring successful formulation with a wide range of application methods
  • Demonstrating how perfecting formulation and application can reduce spray drift
10:45am - 11:15am 30 mins
Biologics
Regulator: Essential insight from the United States Environmental Protection Agency (U.S. EPA) on new technologies and biologics registrations
  • Robert McNally - Director, Biopesticides and Pollution Prevention Division, Office of Pesticide Programs (OPP) / U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
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  • Update from EPA on CRISPR, gene edited, and RNAi pesticide products and their regulation
  • Understanding EPA requirements, expectations and processes for the registration of biopesticide and biostimulant products
11:15am - 11:45am 30 mins
Agrochemical Formulation
Formulation and product registration tactics to meet new agrochemical application realities
  • Solito Sumulong - Manager of Registrations for Loveland Products and Nutrien Ag Solutions, Loveland Products
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  • Exploring novel application techniques (Kemagation)
  • Identifying the relationship between formulation and application
  • Improving product efficacy by matching application to formulation
11:15am - 11:45am 30 mins
Biologics
Regulator: Understanding USDA regulation of genome edited organisms
  • Neil Hoffman, PhD - Chief Scientific Advisor, Biotechnology Regulatory Services, United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)
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  • Outlining how USDA regulates genome edited organisms
  • Discussing the USDA’s “Am I regulated?” process
  • Understanding the USDA’s involvement in the coordinated framework with EPA and FDA
11:45am - 12:15pm 30 mins
Agrochemical Formulation
3RIVE 3D® Platform: The Next Generation for In-Furrow Crop Pest Protection
  • Lamar Buckelew, PhD, MBA - Product Development Manager, Precision Platforms
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Until now, providing in-furrow crop protection has relied on seed treatment, conventional liquid carriers such as fertilizer or water and granular product applications. The 3RIVE 3D® Platform combines a unique patented formulation with patented equipment to provide the same amount of active ingredient in 150 gal of volume that is distributed in 2400 gal of liquid via conventional liquid in-furrow application when treating at typical rates. This substantially reduces water needs, soil compaction, worker exposure to dusts and planting time. In our presentation, we would like to share the basics of this platform technology and discuss one of our newest products for this platform that combines a synthetic insecticide with a biological fungicide

11:45am - 12:15pm 30 mins
Biologics
Regulator: Understanding the Food and Drug Administration’s oversight of safety of food from new plant varieties and emerging technologies in agriculture
  • Robert Merker, PhD - Supervisory Consumer Safety Officer, United States Food and Drug Administration, Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition, Office of Food Additive Safety
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  • Outlining FDA expectations on the regulation of new technologies
  • Discussing commitments to reevaluate regulatory systems on biotechnology, including biopesticide products
  • Understanding the FDA’s role in ensuring food safety of biopesticide-containing plants used for food
12:15pm - 12:45pm 30 mins
Agrochemical Formulation
Spotlight session
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Spotlight sessions are hosted by key service and solution providers operating with biopesticide and biostimulant manufacturers. They offer an opportunity to share the latest developments from the company and update the industry audience. If you would like to host a spotlight presentation, please contact Aimee Croke, Tel: +1 857-504-6697, email: aimee.croke@knect365.com

12:15pm - 12:45pm 30 mins
Biologics
Spotlight session
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Spotlight sessions are hosted by key service and solution providers operating with biopesticide and biostimulant manufacturers. They offer an opportunity to share the latest developments from the company and update the industry audience. If you would like to host a spotlight presentation, please contact Aimee Croke, Tel: +1 857-504-6697, email: aimee.croke@knect365.com

12:45pm - 1:45pm 60 mins
Networking Lunch
1:45pm - 1:50pm 5 mins
Agrochemical Formulation
Surfactants and adjuvants: Remarks from the Chairperson
1:45pm - 1:50pm 5 mins
Biopesticides
Formulation and R&D Challenges: Remarks from the Chairperson
1:45pm - 1:50pm 5 mins
Biostimulants
Soil Health and the Microbiome: Remarks from the Chairperson
  • Terry Stone - Vice President, Regulatory Affairs and Sustainability Programs, Agrinos
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1:50pm - 2:20pm 30 mins
Agrochemical Formulation
Formulation strategies for creating better formulation through adjuvants
  • Solito Sumulong - Manager of Registrations for Loveland Products and Nutrien Ag Solutions, Loveland Products
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  • Creating stronger formulations through adjuvants
  • Best practice to utilize adjuvants
  • Case study results of successful use of adjuvants
  • The relationship between adjuvants and formulation 
1:50pm - 2:20pm 30 mins
Biopesticides
Case Study: Linking Fermentation and Formulation in the Scale-Up of Gram-Negative Methylobacterium
  • Michael Frodyma - Director- Formulation, New Product Development, NewLeaf Symbiotics
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  • Determining the role fermentation conditions play on formulation
  • Demonstrating how scaling-up is achieved
  • Evaluating the technologies, techniques and processes available to support scaling-up
  • Formulating for the right downstream processes
1:50pm - 2:20pm 30 mins
Biostimulants
Case study: Using Trichoderma to manipulate the Phytobiome and improve crop performance
  • Molly Cadle-Davidson, PhD - Chief Science Officer, Advanced Biological Marketing, Inc
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  • Assessing recent advances in the understanding of the soil microbiome and their relevance to new product development
  • Identifying changes in rhizosphere microbial communities
  • Population member vs. functional changes in the rhizosphere
  • Translating Phytobiome data to field performance
2:20pm - 2:50pm 30 mins
Agrochemical Formulation
The future of Green surfactants
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  • Identifying how to successfully formulate greener surfactants
  • Addressing current thinking on green surfactants
  • Best practices to overcome formulation challenges with green surfactants
2:20pm - 2:50pm 30 mins
Biopesticides
Case Study: Strategies for Scaling-Up Biopesticides
  • Norm Schneiter - Research and Development Manager, BioWorks, Inc
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  • Demonstrating how scaling-up is achieved
  • Evaluating the methodologies and processes available to support scaling-up
  • Demonstrating the methodologies and processes to support commercialization
  • Essential advice for ensuring cost effectiveness
2:20pm - 2:50pm 30 mins
Biostimulants
Soil Microbiome, Soil Health, and Yield Potential: What understanding the soil physiochemical and biological makeup tells us about soil health
  • Scott Schaecher, PhD - Data Strategy Lead, Monsanto
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Soil is highly complex and soil health is a hot topic in agriculture today

Agricultural soils can vary substantially in makeup and microbiome from foot to foot, plot to plot and field to field

We will discuss how these soil variations do (and don’t) translate to soil health and plant yield response, and what it all means for the use of biologicals in agriculture to mitigate soil health issues

2:50pm - 3:20pm 30 mins
Afternoon Coffee and Networking
3:20pm - 3:25pm 5 mins
Agrochemical Formulation
Applied Academic Research Zone: Remarks from the Chairperson
3:20pm - 3:25pm 5 mins
Biopesticides
Applied Academic Research Zone: Remarks from the Chairperson
3:20pm - 3:25pm 5 mins
Biostimulants
Spray Drift and Human Safety: Remarks from the Chairperson
3:25pm - 3:55pm 30 mins
Agrochemical Formulation
Ensuring human health safety for agrochemicals
  • Claire Terry - Global Human Health Assessment Leader., DowDuPont
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  • Exploring technologies that support safety with agrochemicals
  • Identifying risk assessments for agrochemicals
  • Assessing the requirements for safer agrochemicals for human use
3:25pm - 3:55pm 30 mins
Biopesticides
Case study: Challenges and Opportunities in Developing Biostimulant Research Programs
  • Jeff Norrie, PhD - Senior Scientist, Acadian Plant Health
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  • Developing state-of-the-art, science-based, independent and objective research programs
  • Benefits of developing relationships with academic and government institutes
  • Connecting the dots between fundamental and applied research, and growers’ ROI
  • Integrating technologies that identify synergies and benefits resulting from using biostimulants together with other advancing technologies
3:25pm - 3:55pm 30 mins
Biostimulants
Leveraging recent insights from the soil microbiome to enhance crop production
  • Matthew Wallenstein, PhD - Professor and Department Head, Soil and Crop Sciences, Colorado State University
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  • Demonstrating how soil microbiome understanding provides new insights into attributes supporting plant health and productivity
  • Assessing how recent discoveries provide a new framework for engineering the microbiome via inoculants, soil amendments, agronomic approaches and plant breeding or editing
  • Discussing the development of microbial technology to enhance agricultural yields and operational efficiency based on an ecological perspective
3:55pm - 4:25pm 30 mins
Agrochemical Formulation
Precision spraying in modern crop production to improve deposition and reduce drift.
  • Andrew Landers, PhD - Director, Effective Spraying
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  • Practical sprayer management strategies to reduce drift
  • The role of electronic sensors to improve deposition and reduce drift
3:55pm - 4:25pm 30 mins
Biopesticides
Case Study: Evaluating and Integrating Biopesticides: A Case Study in Tobacco Pest Management
  • Hannah Burrak, PhD - Professor & Extension Specialist, Department of Entomology & Plant Pathology, North Carolina State University
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  • End users of agricultural products are encouraging the adoption of biopesticides as a means to potentially reduce pesticide residues and other non-target effects
  • Discussing issues around field screening trials being optimized for conventional pesticides
  • Biopesticides may differ significantly from conventional pesticides with respect to appropriate application timing and frequency
  • Field trials harmonized to compare conventional and bio-pesticides within the same context but using methods appropriate to the attributes of each are needed
3:55pm - 4:25pm 30 mins
Biostimulants
Presentation One: Realizing the Commercial Potential from Original Agro Research Via Academic-Industry Partnerships
  • Megan Andrews, PhD - Project Manager, Plant Soil Microbial Community Consortium (PSMCC), Center for Integrated Fungal Research (CIFR),, North Carolina State University
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  • Examining biocontrol method to reduce aflatoxin in agricultural fields
  • Discussing how this biocontrol method has the potential to improve the effectiveness of existing commercial products
  • Understanding how deCIFR is a comprehensive suite of biodiversity informatics pipelines and visualization tools
4:25pm - 4:55pm 30 mins
Biopesticides
MS3T – A novel Multifunctional Surface/Sub-surface/Systemic Therapeutic technology for HLB management
  • Maria Campos, Phd - Preeminent Postdoctoral Scholar, NanoScience Technology Center, University of Central Florida
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  • Understanding citrus greening disease / HLB, Candidatus Liberibacter asisticus, and the transmission insect Asian Citrus Psyllid (ACP)
  • Formulating MS3T with kaolin clay and two potent antimicrobial actives, Quaternary Ammonium Compound (Quat) and Zinc chelate (urea)
  • Assessing how the interaction of the antimicrobial actives with the clay reduces their phytotoxicity, and using clay as a natural repellent of ACP as well as a platform to sustained delivery both antimicrobial actives, with combined modes of action
  • Fixed Quat is surface-restricted for controlling surface bacterial and fungal diseases, while Zn-chelate is designed as a systemic bactericide for controlling HLB
  • Sharing characterization and field trail data on MS3T
4:25pm - 4:55pm 30 mins
Biostimulants
Soybean-associated Bacteria that Antagonize Plant Pathogens and Promote Soybean Growth
  • Jong Hyun Ham, PhD - Associate Professor, Department of Plant Pathology and Crop Physiology, Louisiana State University Agricultural Center
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  • Case study insight from Dr. Ham’s laboratory about bacterial agents that antagonize fungal and bacterial plant pathogens as well as promote soybean growth
  • Discussing further case study insight from rice growth
  • Perspectives of the research for biostimulant and biopesticide product applications
4:55pm - 5:00pm 5 mins
End of Conference