Richard A. Brain, a Ph.D. ecotoxicologist with Syngenta Crop Protection, is co-presenting at the 31st National No-Tillage Conference on Jan. 12. 

In late July, his latest research paper was published, which examined the role of ag pesticides amidst other drivers in human-induced fish declines. It’s available for open-access viewing here.

A scientist and researcher, Brain has authored more than 100 peer-reviewed publications. He is presenting at the National No-Tillage Conference alongside Dr. Daniel Perkins of Ag Insight on spray drift. Brain grew up on a small farm in rural southern Ontario, Canada and received a Ph.D. in environmental toxicology from the University of Guelph in 2006. Following a 3-year postdoctoral appointment in Texas, he joined Syngenta. He is an industry scientist and researcher, author of more than 100 peer-reviewed publications, and advocate for American agriculture.

Perkins is an experienced scientist, client liaison and program manager with a demonstrated history of working in the agricultural and environmental services industry. He holds a doctorate of philosophy focused in hydrologic sciences from University of Florida and a Masters of Science from Purdue University. Ag Insight LLC, Perkins' company based in Illinois, offers highly specialized applied science services, including data analysis, geoinformatics/GIS, numerical simulation, field studies and design, web-based tools for sharing data with stakeholders, agricultural videography and writing for peer-review or public opinion. 

To attend the January Conference at the lowest possible rate, register here and specify the AGINSIGHT code. The early bird rate expires August 31, 2022.

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