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.
Japan Crop Protection Association(JCPA) is the non-profit organization of Japanese manufacturers, formulators and distributors of agricultural crop protection products. Representing more than 90 companies, JCPA members manufacture, sell and distribute 95% or more of such chemicals.
Crop plants must compete with 30,000 species of weeds, 3,000 species of nematodes and 10,000 species of plant-eating insects. Despite the use of modern crop protection products, 20-40% of potential food production is still lost every year to pests. An adequate, reliable food supply cannot be guaranteed without the use of crop protection products.
Crop Protection Industry News
Weed'em And Reap: Managing Weeds On America's Farmland
Farming is not easy, and farmers are not stupid. That is why our farmers have college degrees in fields such as agronomy, soil science, plant health management and environmental science.
Crop Protection Industry News and Information Resources
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Critical comments on the WHO-UNEP State of the Science of Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals – 2012
Early in 2013, the World Health Organization (WHO) released a 2012 update to the 2002 State of the Science of Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals.
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Oct 18, 2013
To Save Frogs, Park Service Plans to Use Pesticide in Sierra Nevada
Sequoia/Kings Canyon National Parks have extended comment on a plan to eradicate invasive fish from high-elevation lakes in the Sierra Nevada.
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Sep 7, 2013
Farming as rocket science
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Sep 3, 2013
Clearing A Path For Agricultural Progress
While farm policy is crafted and enacted in Washington, DC, it is felt across the country.
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Jul 4, 2013
The organic hepatitis outbreak: We need organic field testing
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May 30, 2013
Using Technology to Reduce Our Farming Footprint for World Environment Day
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Mar 12, 2013
GUEST POST: Intellectual Property Brings Food to Your Table
When you’re sitting down to a home-cooked meal, intellectual property (IP) may not be the first thing that comes to mind. But it should be.
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Feb 17, 2013
Editorial: Be skeptical of Initiative 522 on GMO labeling
Initiative 522 is billed as an issue of consumer choice. If passed, it may do more harm than good.
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Dec 3, 2012
U.S. agriculture trade is soaring
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Few Can Match the Contribution of Norman Borlaug
Norman Borlaug saved more people from starvation than anyone else in history. The 1970 Nobel Peace Prize laureate died Saturday.
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Adoption of New Innovation Corn and Soybean Seed Continues
Research on the corn and soybean seed markets in the private sector, show the growers’ rapid acceptance of the newest innovations in traits
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Dec 9, 2009
Agricultural Technology Key in Reducing Environmental Impact
The continued adoption of new plant technologies by Asia's farmers can help reduce the impact of agriculture on the environment.
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Kellie Bray Interviewed at NAFB Trade Talk
Kellie Bray, Director of Government Affairs at CropLife America is interviewed at the National Association of Farm Broadcasting "Trade Talk" event.
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Jan 5, 2010
Expanded Ag Hall of Fame honors industry's leaders
The Agriculture Hall of Fame inducts new members this year, including, Bud Mercer, Ron and Rella Reiman and Porky Thomsen.
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Jan 4, 2010
New Year, New Hope
With the New Year upon us, there is much to look forward to, but also a few uncertainties.
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Dec 8, 2009
Remarkable advances in agriculture
America's food production and distribution system is a marvel of efficiency, but many consumers are not aware of it.
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Dec 11, 2009
Walmart Turns Over a New Leaf as it Embraces Local Produce
Walmart, now the nation's largest supermarket chain, has gotten into the local scene embarking on an effort to attain more produce from local growers.
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Dec 15, 2009
USDA, Penn State Invest in Training New Farmers
Agriculture officials look for ways to encourage and assist the new generation of farmers as half of all U.S. farmers are likely to retire next decade
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House Tackles Climate Change, Ag Offsets
If climate change legislation is going pass Congress, it is obvious that proponents must tackle gaps in corresponding scientific & policy forums
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