Seed Processing and Handling

Christian Engel

Product Manager Seed Coating / Market Lead Asia & Latin America , Petkus

The comprehensive crop protection business – Dr. Christian Engel learned it from the scratch. He started his agricultural career as a farmer on different farms with regard to production focus. Joint research projects with the agro-chemical industry became his declared motivation. His PhD thesis at the Christian-Albrechts-University of Kiel was about “Chemical control of foliar, seed and soil borne diseases” and included on-farm research, thus covering the topic from an academic as well as practical point of view, and combining science with farming and agricultural technology. Since a few years, he is responsible for the PETKUS seed coater division as a product manager and sales leader. His credo are integrated seed coating systems including chemical agent dosing systems and innovative seed disinfection applications. Within its team. Dr. Engel participated in developing advanced coating technologies such as the PETKUS MultiCoater.

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