CPDA’s 2018 Annual Adjuvants & Inerts Conference, “Agrotechnology Challenges in Today’s Ever-Changing Market,” held May 1-2 in San Antonio, Texas, featured an informative and robust speakers program that examined the latest trends and issues impacting the agrotechnology industry. The Conference provided information on important topics including drift reduction technologies, advancements in tank cleaning technology, inerts and adjuvants for the organic market, the state of biostimulant regulations in the U.S. and Canada, auxin herbicides and the effective management of weed resistance, rhizosphere engineering and soil health, pending changes to California Proposition 65 product label warning requirements, and the impact of mergers and consolidations taking place within the agricultural chemicals industry on the long and short-term growth of the global agricultural economy.
Our sincere thanks is extended to the sponsors of the event. The generosity and support of these companies play a key role in CPDA’s ability to provide value to our member companies and equip them with the information they need to retain a competitive edge in today’s agrotechnology industry. Please join us in recognizing the CPDA 2018 Annual Adjuvants & Inerts Conference sponsors:
Diamond Level: Chemorse; Helena Agri-Enterprises; Huntsman Performance Products; Oxiteno USA, LLC; and Stepan Company
Platinum Level: Adjuvants Unlimited, LLC; AkzoNobel Surface Chemistry, LLC; Oleon; and Precision Laboratories, LLC
Gold Level: Croda; Dow Crop Defense; Evonik Corporation; and KALO
Silver Level: Albaugh, Inc.; Brandt Incorporated; Clariant Corporation; and Exacto Inc.
Special Thanks to Members of the 2018 Adjuvants & Inerts Conference Planning Committee
CPDA would like to give special recognition to the members of the 2018 Adjuvants & Inerts Conference Planning Committee – all of whom devoted their valuable time in the development of the speakers program and structure of the conference. The engagement and input of these individuals was key in ensuring the success of the conference. Members of this year’s conference planning committee include: Dave Ferguson (Huntsman Performance Products), Todd O’Connell (Huntsman Performance Products), Paul Bially (Solvay USA), Arthur Bass (Chemorse), Brenda DeShields (Oxiteno USA, LLC), Rebecca Peters (Precision Laboratories, LLC), Donna Hillebold (AkzoNobel Surface Chemistry), Stephen Rall (Evonik Corporation), Carmine Sesa (AgMarket Results), and Alec Simpson (Croda Inc.).
CPDA would also like to take this opportunity to express appreciation to all the attendees of this year’s Conference. We hope the meeting provided just the right mix of education, information, and networking opportunities and that members and non-members alike found value in attending. We look forward to seeing everyone again next year in Denver, Colorado for the 2019 Adjuvants & Inerts Conference to be held May 7-9!
The speaker presentations from the CPDA 2018 Annual Adjuvants & Inerts Conference may be accessed by clicking the links below.
“Drift Reduction Technologies,” Dr. Andrew Hewitt, The University of Queensland
“XtendiMax Update,” Dr. Ryan J. Rector, Monsanto Company
“Advancements in Tank Cleaning Technology,” John Hemminghaus, Monsanto Company
“Inerts and Adjuvants for the Organic Market,” Jesse Brown, OMRI
“Biostimulant Market Overview,” Jon Leman, Italpollina USA, Inc.
“Resistance Management for Enlist and Xtend Crop Systems,” Dr. Bryan Young, Purdue University
“Auxin Herbicides and Weed Resistance Management,” Dr. Reid J. Smeda, University of Missouri
“Dicamba: Where it happened? How it happened? Why it happened?” Dr. Richard Zollinger, NDSU
“California Proposition 65,” Renee Pinel, Western Plant Health Association
“Navigating through the Multi National Mega-Mergers,” Dr. Matthew Phillips
CPDA thanks all those who attended the 2018 Annual Adjuvants & Inerts Conference!