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Argus FMB Added Value Fertilizers 2017

Agenda

Monday, April 24th
4:00pm
Registration and Exhibition Opens
6:00pm  – 8:00pm Welcome Cocktail Reception

Tuesday, April 25th
8:00am Registration and Welcome Coffee
 8:50am

Opening Remarks from the Chair

Blake Hurtik, Editor, North American Fertilizer, Argus

 The Business Case for Added Value Fertilizers

9:00am
Keynote Address: The Potential Added Value of Enhanced Efficiency and Specialty Fertilizers

  • Assessing the yield increases which can be achieved with more efficient fertilizers
  • Environmental pressures to reduce over-application of traditional products
  • Identifying the characteristics of optimized nutrient use efficiency

Dr J Scott Angle, President, International Fertilizer Development Center (IFDC)
9:30am
 The Market for Added Value Fertilizers

  • Defining added value fertilizers and identifying the range of products included
  • Global growth trends in the use of enhanced efficiency and specialty fertilizers
  • Opportunities in added value fertilizers in the Americas

Adrian Stubbs, Principal – Fertilizer Consulting, Argus
10:00am 

The Potential for Enhanced Efficiency and Specialty Fertilizers to Add Value to Farmers and Fertilizer Dealers

  • Yield improvements seen in the field through the use of added different types of enhanced efficiency and specialty fertilizers
  • Comparing farmer income and fertilizer ROI
  • Commercial benefits for dealers of promoting added value fertilizers

Erik van den Bergh, Managing Director, Van Iperen International
10:30am 
A Distributor’s Perspective on Added Value Fertilizers
 11:00am  Networking and Coffee Break

Adding Value to Nitrogen and Phosphates with Enhanced Efficiency Solutions

11:20am
Stabilized Nitrogen Products: Demonstrating Yield Improvements and Reduction of N Loss

Koch Agronomic Services
11:50am 
Boosting the Performance of Nitrogen Fertilizers: Slow and Controlled Release Products
  • Definitions and benefits of different slow and controlled release nitrogen fertilizers
  • The mechanics of nutrient delivery and uptake
  • Optimising external factors affecting the level of nutrient uptake
    - Temperature
    - Moisture
    - Risks of physical degradation
  • Field results demonstrating the added value of slow and controlled release nitrogen with different crops
Ashley Harris, Director of Agricultural Specialties, Agrium
12:20pm 
Enhanced Efficiency Phosphate Fertilizers

Dr Jon Sammons, Specialty Agriculture Market Manager, ICL Specialty Fertilizers
12:50pm
 Lunch 

Utilizing Secondary and Micronutrients to Provide Optimized Fertilization

2:00pm
Improving Yields by Optimizing Sulphur Formulations
2:30pm
Magnesium: A Vital Nutrient for Plant Health
  • Examining the availability of magnesium to the plant
  • Examining the factors affecting the uptake of magnesium by the plant
  • Sources of magnesium for use in fertilizer
  • Improved results from the use of fertilizers with the necessary levels of magnesium

Rolf Haerdter, Head of Global Agronomic Services, K+S 
3:00pm
Networking and Coffee Break
3:30pm 
The Role of Zinc in Enhancing Plant and Human Nutrition

Andrew Green, Director, Zinc Nutrient Initiative, International Zinc Association
4:00pm
Optimizing Boron Dosage for Increased Yields

Mark Manning,  Director of Market Development, Rio Tinto Borates
4:30pm 
Day One Wrap Up
 4:45pm
Roundtable Discussions

A chance to talk through shared problems and exchange knowledge with colleagues working in the same field. Choose the topic which is most important for you and join in the moderated discussion. A great way to generate new ideas and meet potential suppliers, customers and partners!
6:00pm – 8:00pm

 Cocktail Reception


Wednesday, April 26th
8:00am
Networking and Welcome Coffee
8:50pm 
Opening Remarks from the Chair
Specialty Fertilizers for High Value Crops
9:00am
Optimizing Application of Foliar Fertilizers in an Integrated Plant Nutrition Program
9:30am 
Maximizing the Effectiveness of Chelated Micronutrients in Liquid Fertilizers
10:00am 

The Importance of Balanced Nutrition in Horticultural Crops

Dr Paul Jaramillo, Fertilizers Commercial Manager, Latin America, ICL
10:30am 
Networking and Coffee Break
Communicating the Benefits of Added Value Fertilizers
11:00am
 Achieving Better Water Use Efficiency with More Efficient Fertilizers

Tal Shani, Marketing Manager – Soluble Fertilizers, Haifa Chemicals
11:30am
 The Role of Enhanced Efficiency Fertilizers in Reducing Emissions in the Food Supply Chain
12:00pm
Panel Discussion: Communicating the Benefits of Added Value Fertilizers to Farmers
12:30pm
 Lunch 
The Cutting Edge: R&D Driving the Fertilizers of the Future
1:45pm 
Creating Virtuous Circles - Examining the Interplay between Nutrients
2:15pm The Role of Biostimulants in Supporting Plant Growth

Marcus Meadows-Smith, Chief Executive Officer, BioConsortia
2:45pm 
Integrating Big Data with Added Value Fertilizers
3:15pm
Day Two Wrap Up
3:30pm
 Conference Ends
12.30  End of presentations 
12.30  End of presentations 
12.30  End of presentations 
12.30  End of presentations 
 11:00am
 11:00am
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11:20am
4:45pm
4:45pm


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For more information on the conference agenda or if you are interested in speaking at the Argus FMB Added Value Fertilizers conference, please contact us on the details below:

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Gold Sponsors

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KS Kali


Koch Agronomic Services


Silver Sponsors

Eco Agro

ICL specialty fertilizers

Supporting Partners

Ag Retailers Association

IFDC

International Zinc Association

The Fertilizer Institute

Micronutrient Manufacturers Association

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