Use of Adjuvants and Soil Health in Agriculture

Use of Adjuvants and Soil Health in Agriculture

This half-day event takes place on Tuesday 12th October! 
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Finding the right adjuvants for BioProtection products is a major challenge. As well as providing the required support, adjuvants must be compatible with the active organism and suited to its application technique. This is often cited as the most important obstacle in scaling up and commercialising a new bioprotectant. Join this virtual event on 12th October 2021 to hear from experts in the field, and connect with stakeholders in the BioProtection sector who can help overcome challenges in this area of product development and commercialisation.

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Speakers

Minshad-Ansari

Dr Minshad A Ansari

Founder and CEO of Bionema Ltd,
and Chairman of the WBF

Minshad is the Chairman of World Bioprotection Forum, as well as being the Founder and CEO of Bionema, a bioprotectant technology company. He is passionate about developing and commercialising natural bioproducts to protect crops from pests and diseases, reducing the use of synthetic pesticides, enhancing food security and increasing crop yields. Minshad has more than 20 years of experience in developing and launching bioprotectors in AgriTech sector, having published over 70 research publications in international journals and received many prestigious business innovation awards. 

Jerry Alford

Jerry Alford

Arable and Soils Advisor,
Soil Association

Jerry has experience in arable and mixed farming, having run the family farm in Devon for 25 years. He has been Arable and Soils advisor at the Soil Association for 4 years, where he focuses on supporting farmers to move to agroecological and organic farming systems. Through involvement with the Innovative Farmers Network as a trial coordinator and as an advisor for the Great Soils programme and the Fabulous farmers and RELACS European projects, he supports farmers to reduce artificial fertiliser and agrochemical inputs and
improve soil resilience. 

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Renaud Perrin

Stepan Formulation
Chemist – Europe

Renaud Perrin, Stepan Formulation Chemist – Europe, with a Master’s degree in Chemistry from CPE Lyon, has eight years of experience in agrochemical formulation. Prior to joining Stepan Company, Renaud worked with Syngenta’s Formulation Technology upstream research group for five years where he focused on product performance improvement and identifying and developing new efficacy-boosting adjuvants. Renaud leverages his technical expertise for formulation development projects related to biological products with a focus on understanding loss mechanisms.

Carol Pullen

Carol Pullen

General Manager,
OroAgri

Dr Martin Shaw

Dr Martin Shaw

Team Leader –
R&D,Croda

Martin Shaw is Applications Team Leader at Croda in their Crop Protection division. Martin studied Chemistry at the University of Sheffield before joining Croda, where he has specialised in agrochemical applications for over 10 years. Within his role, Martin is responsible for fostering relationships with the R&D centres of key global accounts and other customers to identify opportunities for collaboration and project support. Martin is also part of the global technical group looking to recognise where there are gaps in Croda’s market offerings and where opportunities exist to develop new technologies to meet the needs of the industry.    

Volodymyr_Krut

Volodymyr Krut

Chief Microbiologist,
BTU-CENTER

Volodymyr Krut is an expert in the biologization of agriculture. He combines scientific research work with field practice, and is dedicated to raising awareness of the importance of microbes in agriculture, their variability, and the conditions required for them to perform optimally. He hosts a popular video series on microbiology: Simply about microbeswhich explores the potential for microbes in modern agriculture.

Final Programme
09:00 am
Welcome and Introduction
Minshad Ansari, Chairman of the WBF
09:05 am
Soil health: the foundation of our planet’s future
Jerry Alford, Soil Association
09:15 am
Benefits of biological vs chemical control agents
Carol Pullen, Oro Agri Europe
9.30 am
The importance of formulation design in bioprotection products
Martin Shaw, Croda
9.45 am
A biocompatible wetting agent: Increasing the efficacy of biopesticides
Dr Minshad Ansari, Bionema
10.00 am
Microbial polysaccharides as an alternative to chemical adjuvants
Volodymyr Krut, BTU-CENTER
10.15 am
Unlocking the potential of biologicals through formulation technology
Renaud Perrin, Stepan Company
10.30 am
TBC
UPL
10:45 am
TBC
Dr Benjamin Langendorf, Momentive
11.00 am
Connecting the pieces: modern farming and the environment
TBC
11.15 am
Panel discussion and Q&A session
11.55 am
Thanks and close
Minshad Ansari, Chairman of the WBF

Registration Form

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