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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 - Global Chemical Regulatory Manager, 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 Biologist, USDA
  • Spliceostatin C is a potent component of bioherbicide
  • Phytotoxic properties of spliceostatin C
  • Inhibition of spliceosome catalysis by spliceostatin C
  • Spliceostatin C targets complex of two proteins SF3b155 and SF3b14a
  • Global proteome analysis
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
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New Technologies
An overview of what new tools are 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
  • Spotlight Session - -, -
11:20am - 11:55am 35 mins
Seeds
Spotlight from Phenospex
  • Spotlight Session - -, -
11:20am - 11:55am 35 mins
Info
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 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
Info
New Technologies
Using dsRNA for effective plant 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
Boosting Microbial Biocontrol Products by Efficient Formulations
  • Noemi Herrero - R&D Manager, Grupo Agrotecnología

In Grupo Agrotecnología we have taken a step forward in the formulation technology of microbial based biopesticides. We develop complex products following optimized formulation processes which combine microorganisms with natural biostimulant substances. Our new formulation technology achieves a new generation of stable microbial biocontrol products which perform fast, consistently and effectively in the field against a broad range of phytopathogenic fungi.

2:45pm - 3:20pm 35 mins
Info
Biostimulants
Boosting Microbial Biocontrol Products by Efficient Formulations
  • Noemi Herrero - R&D Manager, Grupo Agrotecnología

In Grupo Agrotecnología we have taken a step forward in the formulation technology of microbial based biopesticides. We develop complex products following optimized formulation processes which combine microorganisms with natural biostimulant substances. Our new formulation technology achieves a new generation of stable microbial biocontrol products which perform fast, consistently and effectively in the field against a broad range of phytopathogenic fungi.

2:45pm - 3:20pm 35 mins
Seeds
Spotlight Session
  • Spotlight Session - -, -
2:45pm - 3:20pm 35 mins
New Technologies
Use of miRNAs to build a "gene drive" in a pest insect
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
Constitutive and Induced Resistance to Pathogens: An integrated view of molecular, anatomical and chemical responses in conifers
  • Adriana Arango-Velez, PhD - Plant Physiologist, The Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station

Plant defenses against herbivores have been challenged by climate change, allowing the expansion in range and frequency of insects and their associated microorganisms, into previously unexplored areas. Two of the most aggressive bark beetles (the mountain – MPB- and southern pine beetle -SPB-) are attacking naive hosts in forested areas of Canada and the U.S, where prior colonization by these pests were unforeseen. As these beetles use pathogenic fungi to modify host tissues to favor brood development and overcome tree defenses, fungal associations are crucial for beetle success. To evaluate constitutive (pre-attack) and induced (post-attack) responses of conifer trees, two independent studies were conducted using the MPB and SPB associated pathogenic fungi Grosmania clavigera and Ophiostoma minus at 1-, 7- and 28- and 62-days post inoculation respectively. To understand the complex interaction that modulate tree defense responses, we performed (i) microarray and targeted gene expression analyses (chitinases & terpene synthases), under well-watered and water deficit conditions (ii) UHPLC and GC-MS chemical profiling of phenols and terpenoids, (iii) phytohormones and (iv) histochemical analyses, in coevolved and naïve pine trees. Results show that upon pathogen attack, jasmonic and salicylic acid were implicated in local and systemic response to fungal inoculation; in addition, an increased transcript expression of chitinases, pathogenesis-related genes, as well as fungal inoculation, as well as genes associated with jasmonate and ethylene signaling were observed. Chemical analyses showed induction of epi-catechin, tree unknown phenolic compounds and several phloem terpenoids (-pinene, -myrcene, limonene, terpinolene and -pinene) indicating an elevated response against pathogen attack. Lastly, histochemical analyses demonstrated the capacity of naïve pine trees to induce traumatic resin ducts production and lesion development to confine fungal expansion. Taken together these responses, naïve and coevolved conifers respond differently to fungal attack.

3:20pm - 3:55pm 35 mins
Info
New Technologies
Constitutive and Induced Resistance to Pathogens: An integrated view of molecular, anatomical and chemical responses in conifers
  • Adriana Arango-Velez, PhD - Plant Physiologist, The Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station

Plant defenses against herbivores have been challenged by climate change, allowing the expansion in range and frequency of insects and their associated microorganisms, into previously unexplored areas. Two of the most aggressive bark beetles (the mountain – MPB- and southern pine beetle -SPB-) are attacking naive hosts in forested areas of Canada and the U.S, where prior colonization by these pests were unforeseen. As these beetles use pathogenic fungi to modify host tissues to favor brood development and overcome tree defenses, fungal associations are crucial for beetle success. To evaluate constitutive (pre-attack) and induced (post-attack) responses of conifer trees, two independent studies were conducted using the MPB and SPB associated pathogenic fungi Grosmania clavigera and Ophiostoma minus at 1-, 7- and 28- and 62-days post inoculation respectively. To understand the complex interaction that modulate tree defense responses, we performed (i) microarray and targeted gene expression analyses (chitinases & terpene synthases), under well-watered and water deficit conditions (ii) UHPLC and GC-MS chemical profiling of phenols and terpenoids, (iii) phytohormones and (iv) histochemical analyses, in coevolved and naïve pine trees. Results show that upon pathogen attack, jasmonic and salicylic acid were implicated in local and systemic response to fungal inoculation; in addition, an increased transcript expression of chitinases, pathogenesis-related genes, as well as fungal inoculation, as well as genes associated with jasmonate and ethylene signaling were observed. Chemical analyses showed induction of epi-catechin, tree unknown phenolic compounds and several phloem terpenoids (-pinene, -myrcene, limonene, terpinolene and -pinene) indicating an elevated response against pathogen attack. Lastly, histochemical analyses demonstrated the capacity of naïve pine trees to induce traumatic resin ducts production and lesion development to confine fungal expansion. Taken together these responses, naïve and coevolved conifers respond differently to fungal attack.

3:55pm - 4:30pm 35 mins
Break
4:30pm - 5:05pm 35 mins
Info
Agrochemical Formulation
Contribution of the adjuvants and formulations types to improve rainfastness of the pesticides
  • Patrick McMullan - President, Ramulus LLC
  • 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
Assessing methods to increase target pesticide delivery
  • Srdjan Acimovic - Plant Pathologist, Cornell University, Hudson Valley Research Laboratory
  • 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 seed 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
Info
Seeds
Case study: Achieving optimal application methods for seed 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
  • Kevin E. Noonan, Ph.D. - Partner, McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff LLP
  • 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