John Kruse, CTO of PlantResponse, to speak at AG 4.0

By Maria Onofrio

Thu, 27 Sep 2018

London, September 27th 2018 – Challenge Advisory has invited John Kruse Ph.D., – Chief Technology Officer of PlantResponse Biotech to be a speaker at AG 4.0 in San Francisco from 14-15 November 2018.

Dr. Kruse will be speaking on the panel ‘Biotechnology: Challenges & Opportunities’ where discussions will mainly focus on the relation of societal understandings and perspectives on the bio-tech industry in farming, and the question on where resources would be best allocated in relation to the safeguarding of US agriculture and its progression. Also, the discussion will be addressing the Nitrogen’s issue and assessing the advanced technologies for understanding and engineering soil and crop microbiomes, to improve crop yield and food security.

John Kruse is the CTO for PlantResponse Biotech, a company focused on providing products and solutions that enhance plant innate immunity, abiotic stress tolerance and plant nutrient use efficiency. John is an agronomist by academic training, earning his doctorate from the University of Georgia in soil fertility and fertilizers. He served as Assistant Professor for the LSU AgCenter as a crop specialist, and then joined Koch Agronomic Services, serving as a Research Agronomist in nitrogen use efficiency and the biologicals sector. John joined PlantResponse just over a year ago, with responsibilities that include coordinating the company’s R&D efforts, field trial programing, intellectual property strategies, and strategic planning.

Speaking of Agriculture 4.0, Dr. John Kruse says: “The PlantResponse team is excited to be participating in AG 4.0. We look forward to sharing our vision of how Biotechnologies will impact the future of sustainable agriculture.”

With the help of the Agricultural Supply Chain, Challenge Advisory have built strong insights into how digitalization can be integrated into US agriculture. The mission for our Agriculture 4.0 workshop is to help farmers better engage with the latest technology available in the market and present a wide range of solutions for the modern farmer.

To address these challenges, we have developed the AG 4.0 workshop, a programme designed around bringing key stakeholders from throughout US agriculture together to tackle the most pressing issues in relation to the stability of the market.

To find out how this will be achieved, and how you can be involved, follow the link below:

About PlantResponse

PlantResponse™ was founded in March 2008 as an Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM) spin-off. Since then they have focused on developing highly innovative products by taking advantage of the know-how and techniques they have acquired through their experience in the agricultural domain.

Today, PlantResponse has a world-wide exclusive license to the initial technologies they developed, which enables them to identify and develop solutions to different types of botanical stress and help plant growth on a global scale.

PlantResponse is a company with world-class potential, a leader in the large and growing agricultural biotech market. Thanks to their expertise, their innovative technology and constant pursuit of scientific excellence, PlantResponse is in the vanguard of discovering and developing innovative solutions for crop management.

About Challenge Advisory

Challenge Advisory LLP is a multi-sector strategy consultancy. We partner with disruptive and innovative organisations to provide revolutionary solutions to their most pressing challenges.

Media Contact:

Maria Onofrio

Project Director

Challenge Advisory

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Maria Onofrio

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