Crop Science execs to meet to discuss market developments

12:25 PM | July 22, 2020 | Sanjiv Rana

Leaders from top crop protection companies are meeting at Agrow’s Crop Science Forum on 4 November to discuss and analyze market developments and trends.

Among the issues they will cover are the farming outlook—especially considering disruptions caused by COVID-19; factors impacting sowing patterns and agricultural commodity prices; how the industry is incorporating sustainability digital farming within their strategies.

Attending is Mark Douglas, president and CEO of FMC, who will outline FMC’s strategy in incorporating sustainability within all aspects of its activities.

 Andree Georg Girg, global head commercial operations digital farming at BASF, will reveal BASF’s initiatives and plans for growth in this area.

Also attending is Mike Hollands, head of global supply and HSEQ at Syngenta, who will talk about the way Syngenta handled the disruptions in logistics and manufacturing COVID-19 lockdowns caused around the world. Peter Steiner, manager for agronomic risk mitigation also at Syngenta will focus on the company’s risk-sharing model, AgriClime.

IHS Markit experts Jonathan Shoham, from Phillips McDougall, and Tom Scott from Agribusiness Consulting will analyze the market in detail focusing on market developments and sowing patterns in 2020 as well as the outlook for 2021.

Running successfully since their launch in 2007, the Agrow Awards & Forum were rebranded as Crop Science Forum & Awards last year. The Crop Science Forum & Awards 2020 will be run as an online event on 4 November in partnership with Agrow’s sister publication, Chemical Week. The deadline for submitting an entry for Agrow’s Crop Science Awards 2020 is 7 August 2020 at midnight GMT.