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US Biostimulants Summit 2019

Date: 1st May 2019 - 2nd May 2019 Location: St. Louis - MO - USA

ACI’s US Biostimulants Summit 2019 will be taking place on the 1st-2nd May 2019 in St Louis, MO, USA. The conference will bring together leading executives and experts from across the value chain (producers of biostimulants and plant nutrient products, agriculture suppliers, technology providers, research institutes & government representatives) for two days of informative presentations, interactive discussion & excellent networking opportunities.

Why you can’t miss this event?

You will encourage new business relationships. Thanks to the most recent achievements towards a clear definition of biostimulants as an independent biological product category, you will gain insight into future regulations which will have a major impact on the industry. You will see global overview and market trends: geographical breakdown of plant nutrition market, analyzing which countries and crops can currently gain the most from existing biostimulants.

During the conference you will be provided with a detailed study of key factors influencing the growth of the market. Moreover, you will know which of new technologies and R&D findings are improving nutrient use efficiency.

Over the past 10 years, interest has been significantly growing and scientific research developing into plant biostimulants. Innovative ways of using biostimulants to maximise the benefits on crop performance and yield are being discovered and further studied every day. Don’t miss the chance to hear first-hand from experts and gain knowledge of the technical innovation in this rapidly developing industry.


1st May 2019
2nd May 2019
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Joanna Mieloch – Delegate Sales
+48 (0) 61 646 7036


Marriott St. Louis Grand
800 Washington Avenue
St. Louis, MO 63101 United States

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  • 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
  • Identifying Mode of Action
  • Biostimulant Synergy with Traditional Agrochemicals
  • Developing Alternative Biostimulants
  • Guide to Practical Use of Biostimulants
  • Opportunities for the Future of Biostimulants


  • Michael Warren, CEO, Earth Alive Clean Technologies
  • Peter Baas, Director of R&D, Growcentia
  • John Bailey, National Product Manager, Timac Agro USA
  • Amit Vasavada, Vice President R&D, Marrone Bio Innovations
  • Mylavarapu Venkatramesh, Chief Technology Officer, Agrinos, Inc.
  • Kuide Qin, Chief Science Officer, Verdesian Life Sciences
  • Ken Day, VP Agronomy, FBSciences
  • Peter Aleman, President & Founder, Bio-Gro Inc.
  • Ron Taylor, VP Global 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.
  • Anna Konieczny, Market Development Manager, Intermag
  • 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
  • Vatren Jurin, Senior Business Development Analyst, Sales Plant Nutrition, Compass Minerals
  • Zhongmin Wei, Chief Scientific Officer and VP, Plant Health Care
  • Dr Antonino Nicosia, Export Manager, Biolchim 
  • Glen Crowe, Director of Sales, Pathway Biologic
  • Anna Botta Català,Product Manager, Bioiberica

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 organic components to the plant.

Our liquid seaweed extracts are produced from sustainably harvested Ecklonia maxima, an endemic species of giant brown seaweed, which grows in abundance at the South-West Coast of South Africa. The unique composition of natural organic components in the extracts support root, shoot and fruit growth in plants. 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.

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Bio-Gro, Inc.’s 30 years of field experience has made it a leader in the development and production of biologicals, humic acids and custom fertility blends. Designed to optimize fertility programs and create quality yields, our product technology provides logistic optimization and plant health solutions. Based in the USA, Bio-Gro works in high-value crop production, providing unique insights to our growers and distributers on the best management practices to create consistent and quality returns on their fertility program investments. Working in conventional, organic, biological and non-fumigation fields, our goal is simple: helping growers reach their highest quality yield per acre of soil and per acre foot of water.

Since the 1990s, Bio-Gro has been a leader in the production of fertilizer-compatible humic acids providing both knowledge and technology to growers across the USA.  Today, as market acceptance of these historically ‘alternative’ additives increases, Bio-Gro’s experience, business growth, and product development is positioning them at the forefront of the global humic market.  


Biolchim S.p.A. is leader in the production and commercialization of biostimulants and specialty fertilizers designed to optimize crop production and performance in every agronomic context. Based in Italy, where the production lines and the extraction units are located, Biolchim has eight global subsidiaries strategically located in Brazil, Canada, China, Germany, Hungary, New Zealand, Australia and Poland. Furthermore, the company is present in over 80 different countries, located throughout Europe, Africa, Asia, North and South America, and operating through commercial partnerships and capillary networks of importers and distributors. Having more than 40 years of experience, strong relationships with stakeholders, and the collaboration with important Universities and Research Centres, Biolchim has developed a complete product portfolio based on the highest quality and actual market requirements. In recent years, Biolchim has experienced significant growth and increased market presence, and is considered one of the most dynamic and competitive companies on the international markets.


INTERMAG is one of the biggest producers of innovative biostimulants and speciality fertilizers in Central Europe.  Since 1988 INTERMAG has been a pioneer in research and development of products based on micronutrients and beneficial elements such as titanium, silicon and lately vanadium. INTERMAG key strength lies in unique patented technologies providing beneficial elements in easily plant available forms, what makes formulations particularly effective. Recently INTERMAG has been developing products based on microorganisms improving soil fertility, plant health and development. INTERMAG vision is to provide solutions that increase not only the quantity but first and foremost the quality of produced food. Our innovative approach has been confirmed by more than 20 own developed patents. The efficacy of our technologies has been proved on various crops, in over 30 markets worldwide. 30 years of experience has made us an experts in advanced plant nutrition and management of plant response to stress factors.


Bioiberica is a global life science company specialist in the development, production and commercialization of biomolecules to improve the health and wellbeing of people, animals and plants. Our core business is the identification, extraction and development of natural origin biomolecules through our exclusive technology Enzyneer®, which are transformed into high quality amino acid-based biostimulants for the agriculture industries. We have been commercializing our biostimulants for more than 30 years and in more than 70 countries. Bioiberica’s commitment is to show the added value expected from using biostimulants to the growers, technicians and to the end consumers which are demanding for more sustainable and good quality food. Bioactive compounds that activate plant metabolism can help to achieve this goal. These biostimulants are usually able to improve the nutrient use efficiency of the plant and enhance tolerance to biotic and abiotic stresses.


Plant Health Care is a leading provider of proprietary agricultural biological products and technology solutions focused on improving crop performance.

The mission of Plant Health Care is to provide novel naturally based products to the global agriculture industry to help feed the world.

Our Commercial business focuses on innovative, patent-protected biological products that help growers protect their crops from stress and diseases, and to produce higher quality fruit and vegetables.

Our new Technology is focused on the discovery and early development of the next generation of novel proprietary biological solutions using the Group’s PREtec science and technology capabilities (PREtec signifies plant response elicitor technology). Based on peptides derived from natural proteins, PREtec is a novel, environmentally friendly approach to protecting crops while maintaining compatibility with mainstream agricultural practices. While similar in some respects to its existing Harpin αβ commercial products. PREtec peptides offer superior performance across a wider range of crops in a format convenient for use by growers and seed treatment applicators.


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If you are launching a new product or service and wish to gain visibility and brand recognition within your industry, contact us today!

For commercial opportunities, please contact:

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Tel: +44 (0)20 3141 0614

Email: [email protected]


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