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Sumitomo Chemical Receives Gold Medal in EcoVadis Sustainability Assessment for the Third Consecutive Year

Sumitomo Chemical has received a Gold medal* in a sustainability assessment by EcoVadis (headquartered in France), which evaluates corporate ESG-related initiatives, for the third consecutive year. Established in 2007, EcoVadis is a performance rating agency that works to help companies improve…

How to Maximize the Effectiveness of PyGanic, and other Pyrethrum Insecticides

The use of botanical insecticides (such as pyrethrum, which is derived from chrysanthemum flowers) has a number of advantages over synthetic insecticidal compounds, including increased safety from phytotoxicity, short residual persistence, less risk of the formation of pesticide resistance, and…

Accede™ Plant Growth Regulator Now Available to Extend the Chemical Thinning Window for Apples

SAN RAMON, Calif., – March 9, 2022 – Valent U.S.A. is proud to announce the EPA registration of Accede™ Plant Growth Regulator Liquid Concentrate, which offers apple growers a new tool to chemically thin apples for effective crop load management.…

Valent BioSciences Creates New Biostimulant Operating Unit Supporting Parent Company Sumitomo Chemical’s Goal of Carbon Neutrality by 2050

LIBERTYVILLE, Illinois, February 16, 2022 – To further help support the goal of its parent company, Sumitomo Chemical Co., Ltd., to achieve carbon neutral status by 2050, Valent BioSciences LLC announced today that it is establishing a new operating unit designed…

Senstar® Insecticide Now Labeled in Florida for Asian Citrus Psyllid Control During Bloom

SAN RAMON, Calif., – February 3, 2022 – Valent U.S.A. is proud to announce Senstar® Insecticide received a FIFRA Section 24(c) Special Local Need label for Florida citrus that can be applied during bloom for Asian citrus psyllid protection. Asian citrus…

U.S. EPA Approves Expanded Use of LEAP® ES Bacterial Disease Management Biological Insecticide from Valent BioSciences

LIBERTYVILLE, Ill., February 1, 2022 – Valent BioSciences has announced that the U.S. EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) has approved the expanded use of LEAP® ES Bacterial Disease Management Biological Insecticide. As a result of this approval, LEAP ES is now registered for…

Valent BioSciences Announces Osage Facility Environmental Initiatives

OSAGE, Iowa, January 12, 2022 – Valent BioSciences LLC announced today that it is undertaking two major environmental initiatives at its biorational manufacturing facility in Osage, Iowa. They include a new prairie restoration project and solar field, both situated on existing…