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Advances in Crop Biocontrol

Please join BioTechNZ and Plant & Food Research in exploring advances in crop biocontrol. This free in-person member event will highlight the technologies inherent in local companies and facilitate relationships for co-innovation for New Zealand. This engaging workshop is designed to connect the many players engaged in the development and commercial application of biological control products for crop protection.

The programme includes:

  • Global trends in crop bioprotection
  • Investment options and business models that have favoured co-innovation of biological control products (international speaker)
  • Multiple presentations from local companies on their biological control
  • Biofermentation in New Zealand

Programme

1.00pm
Tea/coffee/juice available

1.30pm
Welcome (Zahra Champion, Executive Director, BioTechNZ)

1.40pm
Global trends in crop bioprotection (Laszlo Laczko, Global Biologicals BD Lead, Syngenta, Switzerland)

1.55pm
Partnerships for global co-innovation  (Adrian Percy, CTO, UPL Ltd, North Carolina USA)

2.20pm
Innovation in crop bioprotection product development (Part 1)

Brief ‘soapbox’ presentations from several companies and R&D providers outlining new innovation, technologies, constraints, opportunities, partnerships and underpinning R&D for sustainable crop bioprotection, with a view to collaboration opportunites

Plant & Food Research (Greg Pringle)
A Lighter Touch (Jeff Smith)
AgResearch (person t.b.a.)

3.00pm
Afternoon tea

3.20pm
Innovation in crop bioprotection product development (Part 2)

Biotelliga (Damien Fleetwood)
Grasslanz (John Caradus)
Biostart (Jerome Demmer)
Lonza (Stephen McKennie)
UPL (George Follas)
Syngenta (Paul Hassan

4.30pm
Biofermentation in NZ (Travis Glare, Lincoln Bioprotection Research Centre)

4.45pm
Discussion, summary and close

5.00pm
Networking drinks and nibbles (sponsored by Plant & Food Research)

6.00pm
Close

 

Online link will be emailed

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Details

Date:
Apr 22
Time:
1:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Cost:
Free
Event Category:

Venue

Canterbury Agriculture & Science Centre
Gerald St
Lincoln, Christchurch, 7608 New Zealand
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