CEO and R&D Director
Abdel ElHadrami has been with OMEX for over 10 years. He joined the company back in 2010 to spearhead the R&D Department. He is currently the CEO and R&D Director of the company. Abdel grew up on a mixed farm where his family grew and still grow cereals, corn and pulses. He became fascinated with plants and pathogens and how they interact with one another. Through deciphering the pathways involved during these interactions, Abdel quickly realized the importance that certain key nutrients play in keeping plants healthy and reducing the incidence of diseases. No wonder he is drawn to fertilizers and plant health! When he is not at work, Abdel likes to enjoy a good read, cook for friends and family or go for a long jog.
Jasmonic and salicylic acids (JA and SA) are plant phytohormones that play key roles in resistance/tolerance to biotic and abiotic stresses and interact with the other families of phytohormones to modulate growth and development. Understanding these PGRs and their roles has given modern agriculture new tools to fight diseases and pests, reduce the build-up of […]Read More
Brassinosteroids (BRs) are growth hormones from the steroid family that are found in all plant species. They have a high-growth promoting activity, particularly in pollen and anthers, and take their name from the pollen of canola (Brassica napus), where they were initially discovered. BRs are involved in the control of cell division, elongation and differentiation […]Read More
Manganese (Mn) is an essential micronutrient that while needed in small amounts, plays a key role in photosynthesis. Mn sparks the photosynthesis process by splitting water after Photosytem II (PSII) fixes light to initiate the conversion of CO2 and water into carbohydrates. Manganese deficiency is widespread in Canadian Prairies and Eastern Canada, reducing growth and […]Read More