Biostimulant Hub 2018-01-08T11:07:52+00:00

Biostimulant Hub

Ensuring optimum plant health is a priority for any grower looking to achieve the maximum yield potential and efficiency from their crop. Interest in plant health is fast gaining momentum, as growers and agronomists look for alternative products to enhance existing crop protection methods.

Part of this interest has been in the biostimulant market, which offers something innovative and different. This is because biostimulants foster plant health throughout the life-cycle, acting as a complementary addition to crop nutrition and crop protection products.

Biostimulants are applied with the aim of improving characteristics such as tillering, crop vigor, standing power, yields, quality, consistency and tolerance of stress. They work by improving the plant’s metabolism, facilitating nutrient and water uptake, and by enhancing quality attributes such as fruit setting, grain quality and limiting flower drop.

Biostimulants promote a resourceful and efficient approach to agriculture, contributing considerably to the sustainable agriculture agenda. Therefore, Arysta LifeScience is delighted to be sponsoring the Biostimulant Hub at CropTec 2017. Having already launched two biostimulant solutions into the UK market – BM Start and Rooter, Arysta LifeScience is proud to include biostimulants within its product portfolio.

Time Speaker
11:00 – 11:15

Dr Kate Storer
Research Scientist in the Crop Physiology group, ADAS

The function, efficacy and value of biostimulant products available for UK cereals and oilseeds.
Exploring what biostimulants are, types of biostimulants and terminology concluding with potential opportunities available for biostimulant research and future next steps.

AHDB report: investigating the function, efficacy and value of biostimulant products available for UK cereals and oilseeds.

13:00 – 13:15

Rob Cannings
Chair of the UK Task Force, European Biostimulants Industry Council (EBIC)

Biostimulants: a tool for sustainably increasing yields, new registration rules and impact on the Industry
Biostimulants bring many benefits to farmers but the rules across Europe are about to significantly change over the next 2 years. Revised definition of a biostimulant in Europe, the new legislation, what can be claimed on the label and the impact to farmers and product suppliers.

14:50 – 15:05

Nick Myers
Head of Crop Production, ProCam UK Ltd

Using Biostimulants for cost-effective yield improvement
The ProCam experience in introducing and using Biostimulants in agronomy work on farm. How we go about assessing which products to use and the results in both trials and improved farm crop performance.


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