Valent U.S.A. Corporation is a leading crop protection firm serving the agricultural and non-crop products markets in North America. Valent products help growers produce safe and abundant food and fiber crops, and horticultural professionals improve the quality of life for their customers.
CropLife Canada represents the manufacturers, developers, and distributors of plant science innovations – pest control products and plant biotechnology – for use in agriculture, urban, and public health settings. CropLife Canada supports innovative and sustainable agriculture in Canada, in cooperation with others, by building trust and appreciation for plant science innovations.
Crop protection protects biodiversity by controlling noxious, invasive weeds that may choke waterways or overrun natural habitats. They also aid in the safety of America’s roadways by keeping road signs, right-of-ways, power lines, and railroad tracks visible and clear from weeds.
The Borlaug CAST Communication Award
The Borlaug CAST Communication Award is dedicated to Dr. Norman Borlaug, author of the first CAST publication in 1973, and to Dr. Charles A. Black, the first President and Executive Vice President of CAST. These two men embody the passion and dedication to agricultural research and technology that this award is designed to reward.
2011 Borlaug Cast Communication Award Winner Announced
The Council for Agricultural Science and Technology announces Catherine Bertini as the winner of the prestigious 2011 Borlaug CAST Communication Award. Bertini, a respected leader who has communicated the importance of agriculture and science through numerous humanitarian programs, serves as a professor of public administration at the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University, a senior fellow in agricultural development at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, and a cochair of the Global Agricultural Development Initiative.
This year's award is sponsored by the CropLife Foundation, an organization dedicated to science-based research and discovery in modern agriculture.