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Future Ag: Sustainable Goals
Delivered as a Hybrid Event
In-Person & Digital Experiences: 20-21 September 2022Hilton San Diego Mission Valley, San Diego | USA

Denise Manker
Distinguished Science Fellow, Biologics at Bayer Crop Science


Denise Manker joined Bayer Crop Science with the acquisition of AgraQuest, Inc. in August, 2012.  She is responsible for advising farmers, distributors and technical crop advisors on best use practices involving biological products in various countries throughout the world. She also manages the Citrus Greening research collaboration between Bayer and the grower-funded Citrus Research and Development Foundation.  She was recently recognized as Bayer’s expert in biologicals and was appointed as a Distinguished Science Fellow. As one of AgraQuest’s founding scientists in 1995, she served in a number of different roles during the growth of the startup biological pesticide company, including head of R&D, oversight of global field trials involving biological products, guiding several key crop strategies and managing numerous industrial collaborations. 

She is listed as an inventor on 36 issued U.S. patents and numerous foreign patents, and is the recipient of the American Chemical Society Western Regional Industrial Innovation Award and the EPA Presidential Green Chemistry Award for development of Serenade. She holds a Ph.D. from Scripps Institution of Oceanography where her research involved identification of novel natural products from marine invertebrates and investigations into their bioactivity and biosynthetic origin and a B.S. degree in Biology from the University of South Florida.

Agenda Sessions

  • Addressing global agricultural challenges with tiny problem solvers: perhaps the answer is right beneath our feet


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