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Pollinator: Mimic, Harness or Borrow; Applying Nature’s Solutions to Agriculture

Tuesday 15th January 2019 @ 1:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Mimic, Harness or Borrow

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.

To find out more about becoming a member of Agri-Tech East, please click here.


Tuesday 15th January 2019
1:30 pm - 5:30 pm
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