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Argus FMB Added Value Fertilizers 2017


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

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

Opening Remarks from the Chair

Blake Hurtik, Editor, North American Fertilizer, Argus

 The Business Case for Added Value Fertilizers

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)
 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

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
A Distributor’s Perspective on Added Value Fertilizers
 11:00am  Networking and Coffee Break

Adding Value to Nitrogen and Phosphates with Enhanced Efficiency Solutions

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

Dr Greg Schwab, Director of Agronomy, Koch Agronomic Services

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
Enhanced Efficiency Phosphate Fertilizers

Dr Jon Sammons, Specialty Agriculture Market Manager, ICL Specialty Fertilizers

Utilizing Secondary and Micronutrients to Provide Optimized Fertilization

Improving Yields by Optimizing Sulphur Formulations
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 
Networking and Coffee Break
The Role of Zinc in Enhancing Plant and Human Nutrition

Andrew Green, Director, Zinc Nutrient Initiative, International Zinc Association
Optimizing Boron Dosage for Increased Yields

Mark Manning,  Director of Market Development, Rio Tinto Borates
Day One Wrap Up
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
Networking and Welcome Coffee
Opening Remarks from the Chair
Specialty Fertilizers for High Value Crops
Optimizing Application of Foliar Fertilizers in an Integrated Plant Nutrition Program
Maximizing the Effectiveness of Chelated Micronutrients in Liquid Fertilizers

The Importance of Balanced Nutrition in Horticultural Crops

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

Tal Shani, Marketing Manager – Soluble Fertilizers, Haifa Chemicals
 The Role of Enhanced Efficiency Fertilizers in Reducing Emissions in the Food Supply Chain
Panel Discussion: Communicating the Benefits of Added Value Fertilizers to Farmers
The Cutting Edge: R&D Driving the Fertilizers of the Future
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
Integrating Big Data with Added Value Fertilizers
Day Two Wrap Up
 Conference Ends
12.30  End of presentations 
12.30  End of presentations 
12.30  End of presentations 
12.30  End of presentations 

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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


International Zinc Association

The Fertilizer Institute

Micronutrient Manufacturers Association

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