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Pollinator: Mimic, Harness or Borrow; Applying Nature’s Solutions to Agriculture
January 15 @ 1:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Naturally occurring products and processes have been the inspiration for a wealth of tools to manage human health. With increasing regulatory pressure on a number of small molecule agri-chemicals, attention is turning to the relatively untapped potential of naturally-occurring chemistry and biologicals that can be used to help manage soil, plant and animal health.
Here we’ll explore the new and existing biological agents and natural product chemistry tools that are either being used directly or providing the basis for new products for commercial animal, plant and soil management.
We’ll be hearing from speakers representing companies and research organisations about the latest thinking in bio-inspired solutions which are the basis for new products or being applied directly to the field.
13.30 Registration, coffee
14.00 Chair’s Welcome and Introduction
14.10 Iain Fleming, CEO AlphaBio Control
Combining Nature’s Chemistry and Biology to Provide Solutions for Commercial Agriculture
14.30 Sam Brown, Commercial and Technical Manager, Biotechnica
The Value of Seaweed Extracts in Agriculture and Horticulture
14.50 Luc Westerloppe , Technical & Development Manager – Europe, GOWAN
Gowan Crop Protection – Evolving Crop Solutions
15.10 Gary Adkins, Global Adjuvants Manager, AB Consortia
The Role of Adjuvants in the Growth of Biopesticides
15.30 Doug Chaplin, Business and Operations Manager, Micromix
Bio-mimicry used in Biostimulants to Combat Crop Stress
15.50 Russell Sharp, Technical Director, Plater Bio
How Plater Bio shamelessly Mimics, Harnesses and Borrows from Nature’s Chemistry Set to Advance Agricultural Production
16.10 Ed Moorhouse, Head of Strategy Development, Itaka Crop Solution
Developing new solutions to enhance resilience of crops and soils to counteract the loss of key pesticide
16.30 Panel discussion
16.50 Networking and refreshments
17.30 Event Close
Booking & Cost:
This event is FREE for members of Agri-Tech East, and £35 for non-members. Please note the fee is non-refundable for cancellation within 5 working days of the event.
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