Disruption and the Future of Crop Inputs: Final Agenda Announced
Farmers are using fewer inputs and applying them through different methods. Manufacturers, formulators, and trading companies will need to transform their businesses or become obsolete.
Major chemistries, including glyphosate and dicamba are expected to peak in 2020 before declining as a result of new GMO varieties and regulatory scrutiny. Precision agriculture is reducing the need for blanket fungicide applications, and overall pesticide volumes are already decreasing in Europe. Modest growth in other regions will create an ultra-competitive environment for market share, which is increasingly tied to companion digital services.
If your crop input business isn’t planning for substantial change in the next couple years, then you might not still be around to tell your story.
Get your primer on what’s to come: Precision Application Asia Conference – full agenda finalized – has been strategically developed to begin with global trends that impact crop protection and end with pragmatic solutions for growth and technology adoption in the region.
Speakers on Nov. 5-6 include:
- Gaurav Sharma, Global Agrichemicals Research Lead,Accenture
- Markus Sherer,Consulting Director, Ipsos Business Consulting
- Peter Baur,Head of Competence Center Crop Solutions, Clariant
- Siang Hee Tan,Executive Director, CropLife Asia
- Jin Xi (JX) Cheong,CEO, Poladrone
- Bjoern Roepke,Head Regulatory, Product Safety & Operations, Bayer Crop Protection – Asia Pacific
Plus learn how the Thailand Board of Investment is promoting startup projects and companies through direct investment and business matchmaking services. Top drone manufacturers DJI and XAG will discuss how they are pushing their technology through the value chain to create new local businesses based on cutting-edge service options. Formulation technology experts from Lamberti, China Agriculture University, and others will discuss how new technologies are changing how products are being used around the world. Explore scalable solutions for value chain creation with Grow Asia, Beanstalk AgTech, APAARI, and others.
“Precision application of crop protection products has the chance to change agriculture in Asia,” says Felix Thuerwaechter, Managing Director of Jebagro GmbH and an Advisory Board Member for the conference. “Combining and implementing all tools will help to improve safety of applicators, safety of environment, and safety of consumers. It also has the chance to change value chain of pesticide distribution. We are proud to provide a forum to address all these topics”
See who’s attending as well as the full advisory board members who helped shape this conference, complete speaker lineup, session descriptions, and networking opportunities at www.precisionapplication.com.
Bonus Field Day: Learn to fly a UAV and learn how this technology will change crop input supply, demand, and use around the world: Workforce education advances adoption, and we’ve partnered with Thailand’s S.A.T.I., a full-spectrum Thai agricultural technology company whose core business involves training local farm workers to use technology and prepare them for emerging changes in production systems.