Founded in 1969, American Vanguard is a diversified specialty and agricultural products company that develops and markets crop protection, turf and ornamental products and public health insecticides.
ECPA acts as the ambassador of the crop protection industry in Europe and represents the industry's European regional network. ECPA promotes agricultural technology in the context of sustainable development and, in doing so, seeks to build understanding of the industry’s role, contribution’s, and expand informed dialogue about our views, values and beliefs.
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.
Pollinator Week - CLA Members and Allies Talk Pollinators
Pollinator Week Conversation
The United States Department of Agriculture proclaimed June 18-24, 2012 as Pollinator Week, in recognition of pollinator species' importance to agriculture and to forest and grassland environments and other ecosystems. In this video CLA member Cindy Baker Smith of Gowan Group, Arizona Beekeeper Rick Smith, and the National Cotton Council's Don Parker discuss the importance of pollinators and how the crop protection industry is working with beekeepers around the country to ensure that an open dialogue occurs on key issues.