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Afrikelp Joining as a Sponsor

We are very pleased to announce that Afrikelp will be joining as a Associate Partner, sponsoring our US Biostimulants Summit 2019taking place on 1st & 2nd May 2019 in St. Louis, Missouri, USA. 

Afrikelp has a long history in the production of sustainable seaweed raw materials and products. Since 1971, we have been committed to reducing agricultural risks by providing trusted seaweed solutions. We are a seaweed manufacturer, specialising in the production of naturally high-quality extracts, that support agricultural crop production and provide the essential bio stimulants to the plant. Our liquid seaweed extracts are produced from sustainably harvested Ecklonia maxima, a giant brown seaweed species which grows in abundance at the South-West Coast of South Africa. The unique composition of natural bio stimulants in the extracts – predominantly auxin – stimulate root, shoot and fruit growth in plants. The auxin, as the most important plant hormone, is the foundation of all growth and development processes in the plant, thus synchronising, stimulating and improving agricultural crop production. Our extracts are quality controlled to ensure that every application meets exceptional consistency standards and we can proudly say that Afrikelp is ISO 9001 certified.

OUR VISION: Afrikelp aims to be recognised as the number one trusted partner for targeted seaweed solutions in agriculture.

To view the latest agenda with a full list confirmed speakers topics please click HERE

Confirmed Speakers:
  • Michael Warren, CEO, Earth Alive Clean Technologies
  • Peter Baas, Director of R&D, Growcentia
  • John Bailey, National Product Manager, Timac Agro USA
  • Kuide Qin, Chief Science Officer, Verdesian Life Sciences
  • Ken Day, VP Agronomy, FBSciences
  • Peter Aleman, President, Bio-Gro Inc.
  • Ron Taylor, VP for Marketing, Acadian Plant Health
  • Rob Jarek, Technical Research Agronomy Manager, Stoller USA
  • Terry Tindall, Director of Agronomy, J.R. Simplot Company
  • Maud Hinchee, Chief Science Officer, Agricen
  • Bruce Caldwell, CEO, 3Bar Biologics, Inc.
  • David Beaudreau, Executive Director, Biostimulant Coalition
  • Ed Thomas, Director of Regulatory Affairs, The Fertilizer Institute
  • James White, Professor of Plant Pathology, Rutgers University
  • Dr Jessy Labbe, Staff Researcher, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
  • Bonnie Ownley, Professor, Research Plant Pathologist, The University of Tennessee
  • Carlos Lazcano, Director of R&D, J&D Produce
  • Vatren Jurin, Senior Business Development Analyst, Sales Plant Nutrition, Compass Minerals
  • Glen Crowe, Director of Sales, Pathway Biologic, LLC
  • Amit Vasavada, Vice President R&D, Marrone Bio Innovations
  • Mylavarapu Venkatramesh, Chief Technology Officer, Agrinos, Inc.

Confirmed Topics for Discussion:

  • Overcoming Challenges Surrounding Regulating and Defining Biostimulants
  • Measuring Efficacy & Impact on Yield
  • Sustainability and Land Use Efficiency: Additional Benefits to the Grower and the Planet
  • Navigating a Crowded Marketplace
  • Enhancing Public Perceptions of Biostimulants
  • Identifying Mode of Action
  • Biostimulant Synergy with Traditional Agrochemicals
  • Developing Alternative Biostimulants
  • Guide to Practical Use of Biostimulants
  • Opportunities for the Future of Biostimulants

Last Year’s Attendees Included Senior Representatives from:

Acadian Planth Health, Actagro LLC, Agricen Sciences, Agriculture Solutions, AlgaEnergy, BASF SE, Bio-Gro Inc., Biostimulant Coalition, BioWish Technologies, Brandt Consolidated, CJ Bio America, Cosmocel, Cranfield University, Denka Corporation, Dual Chelate Fertilizer Pty Ltd, Earth Alive Clean Technologies, EVL-Global, Fine Americas, Inc., GarrCo Products Inc., Growcentia, ICL Group, Indigo AG, Kiverdi, NuFarm Americas, OCP Group, Ocean Organics, Ohio State University, Oro Agri, Pathway Biologic LLC, Plant Impact, Redox, Summitgold, Taurus Agricultural Marketing Inc., The Fertilizer Institute, Timac Agro USA, University Of California Cooperative Extension, Valent BioSciences LLC, Yara International and many more!

Right now, we are running 10% Early Bird Discount registration, where you can save $240 on the registration fee. This is valid only until 28th of February 2019.
For more information & registration, please contact Rafael Krupa, [email protected], +48 61 646 7040.