CARY, NC: The American Society of Agronomy (ASA) will host a webinar for agronomists and crop advisers on abiotic stress and nutrient management through gene influencing sponsored by Verdesian Life Sciences on Wednesday, October 2, 2019, 11:00 AM-12:00 PM Central, 12:00 PM – 1 PM Eastern.

This live webinar will be presented by Adam Blaszczak, R&D Director, Molecular Biology and Microbiology at Cytozyme Laboratories and will focus on damaging effects of abiotic stress on plants at the molecular level leading to yield losses.

The webinar will provide participants with:

  1. Understanding how the negative impacts of abiotic stress on the plant can be effectively reversed through the modulation of gene expression,
  2. The sustainable mechanisms for tapping into the plant’s natural genetic potential without the need for genetic modification, and
  3. Increasing crop performance through in-season crop nutrient application and management of naturally derived biologicals to influence modulation of gene expression.

Certified Crop Advisers (CCA) and Certified Professional Agronomists (CPAg) will receive .5 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) in crop management and .5 CEUs in nutrient management for participating. Certified Professional Soil Scientist (CPSS) will receive 1 CEU in professional meetings.

Sponsored by Verdesian Life Sciences, the webinar is free to all those who register online.

Registration for this webinar can be completed using ASA’s Online Learning Platform. Participants will receive a recording of the on-demand webinar upon completion of the event.

For details or to register, please visit:

Gene Influencing and Abiotic Stress Management

ASA is dedicated to providing continuing education on the latest findings in the field of agronomy using a robust portfolio of online learning opportunities specifically designed for agricultural professionals. Verdesian Life Sciences is committed to education and adoption of nutrient use efficiency (NUE) technologies that, when implemented, enable sustainable agricultural farming practices.

About ASA

The American Society of Agronomy (ASA) is a progressive international scientific and professional society that empowers scientists, educators, and practitioners in developing, disseminating, and applying agronomic solutions to feed and sustain the world. Based in Madison, WI, ASA is the professional home for 8,000+ members and 13,000+ certified professionals dedicated to advancing the field of agronomy. For more information, visit

About Verdesian

Verdesian Life Sciences enables a sustainable future for farmers through nutrient use efficiency (NUE). Grown from the ground up in 2012, Verdesian Life Sciences offers farmers and growers biological, nutritional, seed treatment, and inoculant technologies that maximize performance on high-value row crops and specialty crops as well as turf and ornamental plants. As a 4R Nutrient Stewardship Partner, Verdesian is committed to researching and developing environmentally- and financially-sustainable products. Further information about Verdesian is available at

About Cytozyme

For over 40 years, Cytozyme has been committed to feed the world responsibly by delivering high performance, proven soil-to-shelf crop solutions using innovative technology and rigorous quality controls. Based in Salt Lake City, Utah, Cytozyme is trusted by progressive growers around the world. Feet-on-the-farm expertise is provided through its industry-respected leadership, a global network of in-country expert managers and select retail distributors. For more information, visit

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