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10:10am - 10:45am

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1:05pm - 2:10pm

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3:55pm - 4:30pm

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5:40pm - 6:40pm

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8:00am - 9:00am 60 mins
Registration
10:10am - 10:45am 35 mins
Break
10:45am - 11:20am 35 mins
Info
Agrochemical Formulation
Global feedback on banned co-formulants
  • Claudia Exner, Syngenta
  • Updates on which Co-Formulations have been banned in both the US and Europe
  • What this means for the formulation market?
  • Impact on the Food Bill on banned co-formulations
10:45am - 11:20am 35 mins
Info
Biocontrol
Mode of action of a new Microbial Bioherbicide
  • Joanna Bajsa-Hirschel - Plant Biologists, USDA
  • Awaiting abstract
10:45am - 11:20am 35 mins
Info
Biostimulants
Understanding the correlation between soil health and human health
  • Eric Brevik - Professor of Geology & Soils, Dickson State
  • Understanding the effects of poor soil on the crop and human health
  • Measuring your soil to ensure Biostimulants and seed success
  • Assessing different soil types on Biostimulants and seeds
10:45am - 11:20am 35 mins
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Seeds
Understanding the correlation between soil health and human health
  • Eric Brevik - Professor of Geology & Soils, Dickson State
  • Understanding the effects of poor soil on the crop and human health
  • Measuring your soil to ensure Biostimulants and seed success
  • Assessing different soil types on Biostimulants and seeds
10:45am - 11:20am 35 mins
Info
New Technologies
An overview of what new tools available for effective crop production
  • Understanding what technologies are currently being developed
  • An effective breakdown of what these products can achieve
  • Detailed examples of what RNAI, CRISPR, Microbiome and Heavy chain antibodies are used for, and their current market status
11:20am - 11:55am 35 mins
Info
Agrochemical Formulation
Best practices for formulating without banned Co-Formulations while maintaining efficacy
  • Spotlight Session - -, -
  • Strategies to re-formulate products without banned co-formulants
  • Common replacements for banned products
  • Approaches for using banned European co-formulations in global products
11:20am - 11:55am 35 mins
Info
Biocontrol
Feedback from supply chain stakeholders in optimising microbial stability
  • Narasimha Rao Kothapalli - CEO, Parry America
  • Overcoming temperature challenges within the supply Chain
  • Best practices from each segment of the supply chain to assess the challenges with stability
  • Avoiding the common mistakes that cause stability issues within the supply chain.
11:20am - 11:55am 35 mins
Biostimulants
Spotlight from Phenospex
11:20am - 11:55am 35 mins
Seeds
Spotlight from Phenospex
11:20am - 11:55am 35 mins
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New Technologies
Commercialisation case study: Getting new technology products to market
  • Spotlight Session - -, -
  • Field studies of effective RNAi products on the market
  • Which crop type is this breakthrough product aimed for?
  • Every crop has a variety, how you twist the product to use it on a variety of crop
11:55am - 12:30pm 35 mins
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Agrochemical Formulation
Development of a robust formulations with several active ingredients
  • Doug Eisner - CEO, Agrospheres
  • Comparing different methods for combining several active ingredients
  • Better formulation techniques to ensure optimal results from each active
  • Avoiding common mistakes with producing multiple active products
11:55am - 12:30pm 35 mins
Info
Biocontrol
Assessing Microbial Constancy concerns with large scale biopesticide use
  • Pedro Coelho - Co Founder & Chief Executive Officer, Provivi
  • Field test results depicting constancy
  • Methods to improve microbial constancy
  • Illustrating the efficacy of microbials for large scale farming
11:55am - 12:30pm 35 mins
Info
Biostimulants
Case Study: Profiling the soil microbiome to increase crop nutrition results
  • Colin Bell - Co-founder and Chief Growth Officer , Growcentia
  • Tools and strategies to monitor the soil microbiome
  • Best practices to leverage this information to create strong crop protection tools
  • Understanding the role of the microbiome in creating novel technologies
11:55am - 12:30pm 35 mins
Info
Seeds
Case Study: Profiling the soil microbiome to increase crop nutrition results
  • Colin Bell - Co-founder and Chief Growth Officer , Growcentia
  • Tools and strategies to monitor the soil microbiome
  • Best practices to leverage this information to create strong crop protection tools
  • Understanding the role of the microbiome in creating novel technologies
11:55am - 12:30pm 35 mins
Info
New Technologies
Case Study: Profiling the soil microbiome to increase crop nutrition results
  • Colin Bell - Co-founder and Chief Growth Officer , Growcentia
  • Tools and strategies to monitor the soil microbiome
  • Best practices to leverage this information to create strong crop protection tools
  • Understanding the role of the microbiome in creating novel technologies
12:30pm - 1:05pm 35 mins
Info
Agrochemical Formulation
Panel discussion: How to deal with formulating an active
  • Discussing the challenges with formulating actives
  • The breakdown of success stories
  • Overviewing their methods for overcoming hurdles
12:30pm - 1:05pm 35 mins
Biocontrol
NC State's New Center of Excellence: Advancing Regulatory Science in Agriculture
  • Danesha Carley - Associate Professor, Horticultural Science, NC state
12:30pm - 1:05pm 35 mins
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Biostimulants
The role of microbiome in creating antibiotic based plant nutrition
  • Representative From Koppert, Koppert
  • Creating antibiotic biosynthesis pathways through mycobiome tools
  • Assessing the positive and negative results this has on the roots on the plant
  • Field results of antibiotic based microbiome products 
12:30pm - 1:05pm 35 mins
Info
Seeds
The role of microbiome in creating antibiotic based plant nutrition
  • Representative From Koppert, Koppert
  • Creating antibiotic biosynthesis pathways through mycobiome tools
  • Assessing the positive and negative results this has on the roots on the plant
  • Field results of antibiotic based microbiome products 
12:30pm - 1:05pm 35 mins
Info
New Technologies
The role of microbiome in creating antibiotic based plant nutrition
  • Representative From Koppert, Koppert
  • Creating antibiotic biosynthesis pathways through mycobiome tools
  • Assessing the positive and negative results this has on the roots on the plant
  • Field results of antibiotic based microbiome products 
1:05pm - 2:10pm 65 mins
Lunch
2:10pm - 2:45pm 35 mins
Info
Agrochemical Formulation
Joint presentation: Formulation and application collaborating for better pesticides
  • Glen Zhang - Global Formulation Application & Technology Manager, Arysta LifeScience
  • Demonstrating the importance of good collaboration between application and formulation
  • Formulation techniques to improve application
2:10pm - 2:45pm 35 mins
Biocontrol
Entomopathogens as holistic tools
  • Surendra Dara - Extension Advisor, University of California
2:10pm - 2:45pm 35 mins
Biostimulants
Soil and Microbiome
  • Megan Andrews, PhD - Project Manager, Plant Soil Microbial Community Consortium (PSMCC), Center for Integrated Fungal Research (CIFR),, North Carolina State University
2:10pm - 2:45pm 35 mins
Seeds
Soil and Microbiome
  • Megan Andrews, PhD - Project Manager, Plant Soil Microbial Community Consortium (PSMCC), Center for Integrated Fungal Research (CIFR),, North Carolina State University
2:10pm - 2:45pm 35 mins
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New Technologies
Assessing how Genome editing can create better crop protection
  • Understanding the value of genome editing in Crop Production products
  • Examples of successful genome editing crop protection
  • The limitations of this method
2:45pm - 3:20pm 35 mins
Info
Agrochemical Formulation
Assessing compatibility methods for synthetic pesticides
  • Spotlight Session - -, -
  • With multiple synthetic products in tank how to ensure cohesive formulations
  • Ensuring Formulations in conjunction with fertilizers
  • Securing compatibility with multiple formulation types
2:45pm - 3:20pm 35 mins
Info
Biocontrol
Best practices to create a field trial that demonstrates a robust biologic when used with Synthetics
  • Spotlight Session - -, -
  • Field trial results of biologics remaining constant when used in combination with other products
  • How to showcase results that depict the value of biologicals when used in conjunction with Chemical products
2:45pm - 3:20pm 35 mins
Info
Biostimulants
Best practices to create a field trial that demonstrates a robust biologic when used with Synthetics
  • Spotlight Session - -, -
  • Field trial results of biologics remaining constant when used in combination with other products
  • How to showcase results that depict the value of biologicals when used in conjunction with Chemical products
2:45pm - 3:20pm 35 mins
Seeds
Spotlight Session
2:45pm - 3:20pm 35 mins
Info
New Technologies
RNAI delivery methods
  • Explaining how RNAI synthesizing is working
  • Outlining how QPCR is being used within Crop Protection
  • Creating a robust RNAI formulation
  • Best practices for create a RNAi formulations that can be sprayed
3:20pm - 3:55pm 35 mins
Agrochemical Formulation
Enhanced delivery and survival of biological products when formulated with specialty additives
  • Marc McPherson - Agronomist, Evonik
3:20pm - 3:55pm 35 mins
Biocontrol
Enhanced delivery and survival of biological products when formulated with specialty additives
  • Marc McPherson - Agronomist, Evonik
3:20pm - 3:55pm 35 mins
Biostimulants
Enhanced delivery and survival of biological products when formulated with specialty additives
  • Marc McPherson - Agronomist, Evonik
3:20pm - 3:55pm 35 mins
Info
Seeds
Case study: The possibilities of stacking different technology method
  • Strategies of using different gene editing techniques in the same product
  • Understanding the challenges this will cause
  • Learning how this was done with seed treatments
3:20pm - 3:55pm 35 mins
Info
New Technologies
Case study: The possibilities of stacking different technology method
  • Strategies of using different gene editing techniques in the same product
  • Understanding the challenges this will cause
  • Learning how this was done with seed treatments
3:55pm - 4:30pm 35 mins
Break
4:30pm - 5:05pm 35 mins
Info
Agrochemical Formulation
Assessing methods to increase on target pesticide delivery
  • Patrick McMullan - President, United Suppliers
  • How to approach on target delivery to get away from the estimate of 40% don’t stick to the target surface
  • Altering droplet size to improve target delivery
4:30pm - 5:05pm 35 mins
Info
Biocontrol
Case study: Formulating a biopesticide to use as part of a seed treatment
  • Cécile Annie Ewané - Senior Lecturer; Associate Chief of the Laboratory of Phytoprotection and Valorization of Plant Resources, Biotechnology Center (Nkolbisson), University of Yaoundé 1
  • Examples of treating seeds with biopesticides
  • The challenges faced with creating a biopesticide seed treatment
  • Lessons learnt while formulating effective seed treatments 
4:30pm - 5:05pm 35 mins
Info
Biostimulants
New approaches for higher efficient plant nutrition
  • Eran Barak - CEO, Innovative Plant Nutrition
  • Higher effective Phosphate nutrition
  • To recruit the plant microbiome and the rhizosphere microorganism for the plant nutrition
4:30pm - 5:05pm 35 mins
Info
Seeds
Case study: Formulating a biopesticide to use as part of a seed treatment
  • Cécile Annie Ewané - Senior Lecturer; Associate Chief of the Laboratory of Phytoprotection and Valorization of Plant Resources, Biotechnology Center (Nkolbisson), University of Yaoundé 1
  • Examples of treating seeds with biopesticides
  • The challenges faced with creating a biopesticide seed treatment
  • Lessons learnt while formulating effective seed treatments 
4:30pm - 5:05pm 35 mins
Info
New Technologies
Best Practices for breaking DNA for effective Crop Protection
  • Explaining the decision process in picking with DNA needs to be broken 
  • Understanding which pests can be treated with CRISPR
  • Strategies to using this technology on a wider scale
5:05pm - 5:40pm 35 mins
Info
Agrochemical Formulation
Contribution of the adjuvants and formulations types to improve rainfastness of the pesticides
  • Srdjan Acimovic - Extension Associate, Cornell Univeristy
  • Formulation techniques to create a more robust formulation that can withstand the rain
  •  Formulation hurdles with improving rainfastness
  • Assessing the interaction between formulation and  application in improving rainfastness
5:05pm - 5:40pm 35 mins
Info
Biocontrol
Case study: Achieving optimal application methods for seeds treatments
  • Representative From Lallemand Plant Care, Lallemand Plant Care
  • Stratagems to coat seeds with biopesticides
  • Avoiding common mistakes made
  • Demonstrating which tools are needed for effective seed treatments
5:05pm - 5:40pm 35 mins
Biostimulants
Presentation from Timac Agro
  • John Bailey - National Product Manager, Timac Agro USA
5:05pm - 5:40pm 35 mins
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Seeds
Case study: Achieving optimal application methods for seeds treatments
  • Representative From Lallemand Plant Care, Lallemand Plant Care
  • Stratagems to coat seeds with biopesticides
  • Avoiding common mistakes made
  • Demonstrating which tools are needed for effective seed treatments
5:05pm - 5:40pm 35 mins
Info
New Technologies
Case Study: CRISPR and licensing
  • Lessons learnt from CRISPR regarding who owns technology
  • How will technology patents affect the future of genome technologies
  • Understanding the legal requirements of using licensed technology 
5:40pm - 6:40pm 60 mins
Networking Drinks and Reception