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.
Today, growers of many U.S. crops hire independent professional consultants to manage their product use and only request applications of crop protection products when a problem arises. They also use products that are specific to the pests present. This has led some crops, like cotton, to reduce product applications from 20 or 40 applications per year down to 4 or 5.
Jay Vroom and Jeff Schnell Talk Ag Stewardship
Agribusiness Association Of Iowa
Jeff Schnell of the Agribusiness Association of Iowa and Jay Vroom of CropLife America sit down to discuss agricultural stewardship during a recent visit. Jeff emphasizes the infrastructure that agribusiness provides for agriculture and farming, noting that the wealth of information and technology around the country. Bringing that information and technology back to the farmer is essential. Stewardship practices, such as container recycling is also talked about, and both Jay and Jeff see its role as a vital part of American Agriculture.