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Development & Regulatory Strategies for Biostimulants

4-week online course | 2 hours per week

2 March - 4 April 2020

Online Academy

The biostimulant industry has witnessed considerable growth in recent years and is expected to continue this momentum to reach $2.8 billion by 2021, take your slice of this rapidly growing market!

Over the course of 4 weeks, understand the make-up, development and regulatory status of the different types of biostimulant and appreciate the value of them within the agrochemical industry. In addition, you will gain a comprehensive insight into key market trends and regulatory developments within the EU and US, including the status of biostimulants within the EU Fertiliser Products Regulation and the US Farm Act.

Led by an industry expert you will progress through this course alongside your peers. The flexibility of the online academy format means you can gain valuable information from anywhere in the world on why innovating greener methods for crop development serves as one of the most important food solutions across the globe!

  • Gain an informed insight into the biostimulant market with its trends and challenges
  • Learn how to define biostimulants under the updated European and US regulatory requirements
  • Understand the different types of biostimulants and compare their primary modes of action
  • Evaluate the key techniques for formulating biostimulants and biofertilisers
  • Examine how to successfully compile a dossier for European submission

David Gale has a degree in Agricultural Botany and over 35 years’ experience in the Agriculture, Horticulture and Lawn & Garden industries.  This includes graduate research projects, overseas secondment and many commercial development trials, several in the fledgling field of biostimulants.

His experience lies in product development (including formulation, trials and financial modelling), fertiliser formulation and EU regulations as well as many years developing and delivering training across related industries.

David is currently a director of Garden Ethos Ltd., which provides technical support, product development and training services to the UK horticultural industries.

This course is designed for professionals desiring to improve their knowledge of biostimulant development and submission procedures, from departments such as:

  • Formulation
  • Manufacturing
  • Supply
  • Application
  • R&D
  • Innovation
  • Regulatory

ATI online academies are perfect for busy professionals as they require just 2 hours per week of your time, and include an interactive forum for you to ask direct questions about challenges you are facing to expert course leaders.


Modules are released on a weekly basis so you can pace yourself alongside your peers and you will have access to a comprehensive set of assets to support your learning such as video content, quizzes and case studies.

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ATI is committed to delivering learning programmes, both online and face-to-face, which drive the growth of the agrochemical industry by developing the knowledge and competencies of professionals. Upon completion of this course you will receive a digital certificate which can be displayed on your LinkedIn profile and shared through social media to demonstrate your professional development to the industry. Once your course is completed you will receive instructions for how to obtain and share the certificate.

I found the course very useful to have an overview of the biostimulants, what they are and their applications, the videos were also clear and easy to follow.

R&D Manager. 

DECCO

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