The need to feed an ever-growing global population combined with increasing demand for sustainable agricultural practices has fueled a significant rise in demand for biopesticides. Regulatory changes, consumer demand for low residues and the need for even more productive farming practices are inescapable market forces. Biopesticides offer solutions in all of these areas.
This free webinar recording features top industry experts discussing how biopesticides can help you find solutions in your own crop protection program.
Executive Director, BPIA
Bill Stoneman serves the biopesticide and organic industries through regulatory consultation, assistance with organic listing of biological crop inputs and biological product development. Previously he was Business Development Manager at Chr. Hansen, a Danish biotechnology company with ventures in food, agriculture and industrial applications of microorganisms.
CEO, Marrone Bio Innovations
Dr. Marrone is the recipient of numerous industry awards for innovation and leadership, including an NRDC Growing Green Award, which recognizes new pioneers in sustainable farming. She is an industry leader, founding Marrone Bio Innovations in 2006 as well as the Biopesticide Industry Alliance.
Senior Biologist for U.S. EPA Environmental Stewardship Branch
Dr. Horne is the lead for the Biopesticide Demonstration Grant Program within the Biopesticides and Pollution Prevention Division of the U.S. EPA. She has held many posts during her long tenure with the EPA, including Chief of the Plant Sciences Branch and Chief of the Integrated Pest Management Unit. Her association with IPM has included developing and coordinating the EPA/USDA National IPM Forum, which set the tone and agenda for federal involvement in promoting IPM nationwide.
Consulting Entomologist and Agronomist, AgRx and owner, Holden Research and Consulting
David Holden has extensive experience as a PCA and researcher, conducting production-related field research for companies such as Bayer, Chemtura, DOW, DuPont, Syngenta and Valent, concentrating on the areas of nutrient and pest management. Currently David is consulting on 10,000 acres of crops with growers of avocados, berries, citrus and field grown vegetables.