16th New Ag Int'l Conference & Exhibition Presentations

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16th New Ag Int'l Conference & Exhibition PRESENTATIONS

* Wednesday 21st March

12.20: KEYNOTE SPEAKER: The Dynamics of technology adoption in Kenyan Agriculture and its Implications across Sub-Saharan Africa
Mr. Stephen New, PhD, Executive VicePresident, Africa Region, Fintrac Inc. (Kenya)
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14.30: KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Distributing Ag Inputs to the African Farming Community Through the Integration in the Food Chain
Mr. V. Srivathsan, Managing Director & CEO Africa and Middle East, OLAM International (Singapore)
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15.00: KEYNOTE SPEAKER: The Dynamics of Agribusiness Partnerships in Sub Saharan Africa & the Role of AFAP in Strengthening Them
Mr. Joseph Mwangangi, Agribusiness Advisor, African Fertilizer and Agribusiness Partnership (AFAP), (South Africa)
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16.30: KEYNOTE SPEAKER: The Importance of Micronutrients in Sub-Saharan Africa
Dr. Shamie Zingore, Director, Sub-Saharan Africa, International Plant Nutrition Institute (IPNI), (Kenya)
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17.00: KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Hidden Hunger in Africa and Biofortification of Food Crops with Micronutrients
Prof. Ismail Cakmak, Sabanci University, (Turkey)
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* Thursday 22nd March

TECHNICAL SESSION 1 - Biofertilizers

08.50: KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Are Bio-Fertilizers a Viable Option for Intensifying Smallholder Farming Systems in Sub-Saharan Africa?
Dr. Bernard Vanlauwe, Professor, International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA), (Kenya)
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09.30: Biofertilizers: Boosting Crop Productivity in a Neutral Land Degradation World
Mr. Werner van der Nest, National Sales Manager, ASFERTGLOBAL (South Africa)
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TECHNICAL SESSION 2 - Biostimulants

10.30: KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Biostimulants: Key Enabling Technology for Sustainable Agriculture in Africa
Ms. Kristen Sukalac, Consulting Partner, European Biostimulants Industry Council (EBIC), (Belgium)
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11.00: A New Crop Biostimulant Composed of Extracts from Different Plant Species
Dr. Georg Ebert, Synergie (Germany) & Dr. Li Xinzhu, Kingenta (China)
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11.20: Use of Gentle Extraction Seaweed Extract to Overcome Abiotic Stress in Plants
Mr. Jose Nolasco, Strategy & Innovation Director, Tradecorp International, (Spain)
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11.40: Balanced Agricultural Technology System Based on Algal Biostimulants and its Application Effect
Mr. Bill Duan, Director of Overseas Business, Leili Marine Bioindustry (China)
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12.00: Microalgae based biostimulants: an innovative, sustainable and effective solution for a cutting-edge agriculture
Mr. Carlos Rodríguez-Villa, General Manager, AlgaEnergy (Spain)
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13.40: The Benefits of Biostimulants in Increasing Fertilizer Efficiency
Dr. Teferi Belayneh, R&D Manager, Omnia (Australia)
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14.00: Biostimulants as an integral part of sustainable crop solutions: The YARA approach
Mr. Maicon Cossa, Product Director YaraVita & Biostimulants, crop nutrition, Product Management and Marketing, Yara International, (Norway)
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14.20: Benefits of a Microgranular Biostimulant in Transplant Production of Vegetable Crops
Prof. Giuseppe Colla, University of Tuscia, (Italy)
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14.40: Biological Seed Dressing of Cereals - The Case of Panoramix in East Africa
Mr. Charles Macharia, General Manager, Koppert Biological Systems, (Kenya)
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15.00: Phosphorus Availability and Yield Enhancement: The Use of Good Quality Humic Acids in Tropical Soils
Ms. Camila Levy, R&D Agronomical Manager, Tradecorp International, (Spain)
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16.20: Aminoacids & Peptides of Animal Origin as a Case of Plant Biostimulants Compliant with the Circular Economy Concept
Mr. Fabio Agnolon, Technical-Commercial Manager Agro-products, Sicit 2000, (Italy)
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16.40: Biostimulants Unveiled: Talking About Mode of Action
Dr. Sergi Ferrero, Product Manager, Plant Nutrition, Futureco Bioscience, (Spain)
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17.00: Beneficial Elements in Modern Agriculture - New Horizons
Dr. Sebastian Zmudzki, Market Development Manager, INTERMAG, (Poland)
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17.20: Using Biostimulants to Enhance Plant Tolerance to Abiotic Stresses
Mr. Guillaume Wegria, Co-Founder, Fyteko, (Belgium)
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* Friday 23rd March

TECHNICAL SESSION 3 - Precision Application of Water & Nutrients in Africa

08.30: A Conceptual Framework for Delivering Improved Crop Nutrition to Smallholder Farmers in Africa
Dr. John Wendt
, Deputy Director, Field Research, IFDC, (Kenya)
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08:50: Precision Agriculture Opportunities for Small-holder Farming Systems of sub-Saharan Africa
Mr. Steve Philips, Director, North American Programme, International Plant Nutrition Institute - IPNI, (USA)
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09.10: Imetos Tsm - non invasive topsoil mapping
Mr. Colin Nish, Managing Director, Metos SA (South Africa)
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09.30: Increasing Nutrient Use Efficiency by Using Controlled Release Fertilizers Fitted to Crop Needs
Ing. Ronald Clemens, Global Market & Product Development Manager CRF, ICL Specialty Fertilizers (Netherlands)
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09:50: Solar powered pumping solutions paired with drip irrigation lead to substantial increase of yield and income
Mr. Samir Ibrahim
, CEO and co-founder, SunCulture, (Kenya)
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10.10: Fertigation in Africa, Synergy for Fertilizer and Water use Efficiencies
Dr. Kevin Moran, Chief Technology Officer, Kingenta Ecological Engineering Group, (China)
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TECHNICAL SESSION 4 - Plant Nutrition

11:10: Smart Solutions for African Plant Nutrition challenges
Mr. Ramon Pelegri, Managing Director, COMPO EXPERT (Spain) & Director COMPO EXPERT (South Africa)
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11.30: Highly Alkaline Foliar Fertilizers as an Alternative for Fungal Diseases Stress on Coffee
Dr. Sebastian Zmudzki, Market Development Manager, INTERMAG, (Poland)
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11.50: Polyphosphates in Horticulture Applications: A Great Alternative to Chelates
Mr. Dave Pinxteren, Development & Application Manager Horti, Prayon Sales and Marketing Division, (Belgium)
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12.10: Effect of Polyphenol-Complexed Foliar Cu on Cu Uptake and Resistance Enhancement as Compared to Soluble Cu Salts and Chitosan in Cucumis Sativus
Prof. H.E Goldbach, Co-founder of HGoTech Research, (Germany)
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12.30: CONCLUDING PAPER - How can we Make Modern Farming Technologies Available to Small Holder Farmers in Africa? The K+S Experience in Uganda
Prof. Dr. Andreas Gransee, Research Director, K+S Gmbh, (Germany)
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